Monday, 21 May 2018

PREEMIE CAPS 9 : HAL – Green Angry Bird


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PREEMIE CAPS 9

HAL – Green Angry Bird


Welcome back to my series of the famous angry bird character preemie caps that I’ve just donated over three charities in Australia.

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In this blog I thought I’d make a Hal, the green angry bird.  It is quite obvious that this bird has been mapped off the toucan – look at that glorious large yellow beak!  This is the image I found of the whole series of birds – didn’t even know there were so many of them!


Oh, may I, as usual, request you to please go through my notes for ideas on what I’ve done. I’ve basically used stuff toy patterns to make my caps so with this blog you get a cap and a stuff toy.  

This is the full range that I have created.  In case you have missed the first few in this series, click on crochet headwear pattern or crochet beanie pattern on the right hand side of this blog (under labels).  Then follow me here on Blogger or Facebook for more fun creations. 
Thank you for joining me in this interesting creativity session today.
  
Abbreviations used :
sc : single crochet                                                    dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                     ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                     rep : Repeat


Stitches used :
Starting slip knot :This is a neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.http://stitchesnscraps.com/tutorial-starting-chain-to-knot-or-not/

Magic circle :To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

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 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 super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.

Here is a sizing chart for general head sizing :




Instructions using U.S terminology

free crochet pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet baby cap pattern, free crochet newborn cap pattern, free crochet preemie cap pattern, donation, Oswal Cashmilon,

For my preemie caps I have worked the pattern ensuring I have a total length of 4” and a circumference of 12”. Please check the top of this blog for a sizing chart.

In general the pattern I’ve used for my preemie caps is as follows.

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and 10 hdc in that circle.
 Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (10)

Round 2 : (Increase round ) : 2 hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (20)

Round 3 : (Increase round ) : hdc in the 1st hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ;
*hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (30)

Round 4 : (Increase round ) : hdc in the 1st 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ;
*hdc in the next 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (36)

Check that your hat circumference is about 12” for preemie.

Round 5 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (36)

Rep Round 5 till you have a finished length of 4”.

For all the birds that need a white belly, I’ve ended with a round of hdc and then finished off with a last round of crab stitch or reverse single crochet.

Crab stitch / Reverse single crochet : (Reverse sc) : This is your regular single crochet st, but done in reverse. 
Instead of moving ‘clockwise’ as we regularly work, you move anti-clockwise or counter clockwise, and you’ll achieve a slightly ‘bumpy’ single crochet, which is your reverse sc.
How to do the crab stitch or reverse single crochet : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE-ObvYb_Pk

All the little birds have eyes, a beak and head feathers – and for each of these I’ve just worked with a 3.5mm crochet hook and tightened the stitches a bit.  I have not used any polyfill stuffing anywhere as these caps are intended for preemies in the NICU.  If working for a slightly older kid, then you could use polyfill if you’d like.  May I suggest that you first fill your poly-fill into a stocking and then stuff – to keep it non-allergic and super safe. 
This is my stocking ball, just for your info (though have not used it for any of my caps here)

free crochet pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet baby cap pattern, free crochet newborn cap pattern, free crochet preemie cap pattern, donation, Oswal Cashmilon,

I have also not made tail feathers for any of them as my preemie babies are going to be lying down and they may hurt the back of the head.  If making yours for an older child, go crazy and spread huge smiles.

Some of the angry birds have a slightly different shape, so come on along and see what I’ve done with this cute range.

Hope you’re having fun.. we’re on our fourth angry bird – Hal the green angry bird with his huge yellow beak.

Hal –Green angry bird cap

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Yet again, I found this free pattern for a Hal stuff toy on Ravelry at
and once again I did what I have done with Matilda. Create and enjoy.


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Sunday, 20 May 2018

PREEMIE CAPS 8 : BOMB – Black Angry Bird


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PREEMIE CAPS 8

BOMB – Black Angry Bird


Welcome back to my series of preemie caps that, as I’m sure you know by now, I’ve just recently donated 200 newborn / preemie baby caps over three institutions in Australia.

As I started making this series, I started 'learning' all their names.. dunno why but they’re wildly popular – didn’t even know there were so many of them!

This is the full series that I've made and over the past few days I've posted the red and white ones so in case you missed those, click on Crochet headwear pattern or Crochet beanie pattern labels on the right of this blog...  and then follow me either here on Facebook for more fun crochet stuff. Cheers.


Oh, may I, as usual, request you to please go through my notes for ideas on what I’ve done. I’ve basically used stuff toy patterns to make my caps so with this blog you get a cap and a stuff toy.
Thank you for joining me in our fun creativity session today.

This beautiful creation was donated to the lovely ladies who run the stall at the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation 

free crochet pattern, free crochet head wear pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet cap pattern, free crochet baby cap pattern, newborn baby cap, preemie baby cap, Oswal Cashmilon acrylic yarn, donation, Queensland, Gold Coast, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, Charity, sweet nothings crochet

free crochet pattern, free crochet head wear pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet cap pattern, free crochet baby cap pattern, newborn baby cap, preemie baby cap, Oswal Cashmilon acrylic yarn, donation, Queensland, Gold Coast, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, Charity, sweet nothings crochet

free crochet pattern, free crochet head wear pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet cap pattern, free crochet baby cap pattern, newborn baby cap, preemie baby cap, Oswal Cashmilon acrylic yarn, donation, Queensland, Gold Coast, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, Charity, sweet nothings crochet


Abbreviations used :
sc : single crochet                                                    dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                     ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                     rep : Repeat


Stitches used :
Starting slip knot :This is a neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.http://stitchesnscraps.com/tutorial-starting-chain-to-knot-or-not/

Magic circle :To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

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 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 super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.

Here is a sizing chart for general head sizing :



Instructions using U.S terminology

free crochet pattern, free crochet head wear pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet cap pattern, free crochet baby cap pattern, newborn baby cap, preemie baby cap, Oswal Cashmilon acrylic yarn, donation, Queensland, Gold Coast, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, Charity, sweet nothings crochet

For my preemie caps I have worked the pattern ensuring I have a total length of 4” and a circumference of 12”. Please check the top of this blog for a sizing chart.

In general the pattern I’ve used for my preemie caps is as follows.

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and 10 hdc in that circle.
 Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (10)

Round 2 : (Increase round ) : 2 hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (20)

Round 3 : (Increase round ) : hdc in the 1st hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ;
*hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (30)

Round 4 : (Increase round ) : hdc in the 1st 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ;
*hdc in the next 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (36)

Check that your hat circumference is about 12” for preemie.

Round 5 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (36)

Rep Round 5 till you have a finished length of 4”.

For all the birds that need a white belly, I’ve ended with a round of hdc and then finished off with a last round of crab stitch or reverse single crochet.

Crab stitch / Reverse single crochet : (Reverse sc) : This is your regular single crochet st, but done in reverse. 
Instead of moving ‘clockwise’ as we regularly work, you move anti-clockwise or counter clockwise, and you’ll achieve a slightly ‘bumpy’ single crochet, which is your reverse sc.
How to do the crab stitch or reverse single crochet : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE-ObvYb_Pk

All the little birds have eyes, a beak and head feathers – and for each of these I’ve just worked with a 3.5mm crochet hook and tightened the stitches a bit.  I have not used any polyfill stuffing anywhere as these caps are intended for preemies in the NICU.  If working for a slightly older kid, then you could use polyfill if you’d like.  May I suggest that you first fill your poly-fill into a stocking and then stuff – to keep it non-allergic and super safe. 
once again, this is my stocking ball, just for your info (though have not used it for any of my caps here)

free crochet pattern, free crochet head wear pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet cap pattern, free crochet baby cap pattern, newborn baby cap, preemie baby cap, Oswal Cashmilon acrylic yarn, donation, Queensland, Gold Coast, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, Charity, sweet nothings crochet

I have also not made tail feathers for any of them as my preemie babies are going to be lying down and they may hurt the back of the head.  If making yours for an older child, go crazy and spread huge smiles.

Some of the angry birds have a slightly different shape, so come on along and see what I’ve done with this cute range.

We’ve done Terence, Red bird and Matilda over the past tow days.. today Bomb, the angry black bird gets his beak in ;)

Bomb –Black angry bird cap
I found this free pattern for a Matilda stuff toy on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/childs-black-angry-birds-hat

There are several sizes given here, but I basically used my simple pattern (top of this blog) and then worked in the embellishments as instructed by the lovely Elise Engh.

So what did I do differently : As always, I started with the pattern as given and checked to see what circumference and length I was getting.  I just ensured that I keep to the size I need.

I also changed the head (top) feather a bit. I thought that the feather should be a bit narrow at the bottom – so instead of working an sc all through, I worked a sl-st in Row 2  for the 1st few sts , and in Row 3, I ended with a the same few sl-sts.  This gives it a thinner curved look.
I started with a fsc chain and worked just 3 rows.  I did not fold it over as instructed as I wanted that curved look. 
The “difficulty” with my finish is that you need to be “very careful” in weaving in all the ends (the orange end) as we’re not wrapping it inside the folded part. 

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Here are some of my other creations.  Have fun with these free patterns too