I love making unusual and unique projects and this project totally fits that bill. This is a cap that mimics a towel, and can be twisted up to become a turban.
I chanced on this project somewhere on the internet and thought it was a neat idea. I have, as usual, added it to my blog as I make my own project, with notes on how one can make it using our locally available Indian yarn
So how did this project come along? I was talking with my friend (who lives abroad) and she mentioned how "lucky I was" to just walk down the road to get my hair treatments done at a salon. She added that if she wanted to do the Indian mehndi (henna) treatment, she had to go to this special place, which was 2 buses and half an hour away. If you have done the mehndi treatment, you will know that one needs to allow it to soak in the hair for at least 2 - 3 hrs, and she, obviously does not like sitting around for that long - so opts to 'just wrap her head in some ole scarf, stick her nose into a book and not look anyone in the eye', and take her buses back home! When I saw this project, I thought this was just perfect for her.
Skill level : Easy to Intermediate
Materials used to Crochet DIY Cap
Today I’ve used one skein of our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply yarns with a 4 mm crochet hook
Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps. One hdc made.
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self-explanatory videos on how to crochet a chainless DC start
In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start. However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start.
Join two ends : Refresh your memory or learn how to join the two ends of your work
Here are sizing chart 1 and sizing chart 2 for general head sizing.
dc : Double crochet sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es) hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s) yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip sc : Single crochet
Read step by step Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)
I am sure there are several fun ways to wear this project, but here's what we thought would work for us