Thursday, 31 December 2009

FO: Folk Flowers Headband



Pattern: My own design

Yarn: odds and ends of stash, with some nameless black merino for the headband

Needles: 3.25 mm

Notes: I love headbands, and was a bit sad that I didn't have a knitted one. Since I have kind of a small head, and straight, fine hair, the wider knitted headbands I've seen sort of.... devour my head (and make me look 12 years old). I wanted something really small, a knitted one I could wear any time, any season.

The basic headband is extremely quick and easy, beginning with an i cord tie at one end, then increasing for the headband, then decreasing for the second i cord. it could be embroidered any way you wish, or knit plain in a lovely variegated yarn. I think in a variegated yarn, moss stitch would be an awesome choice for the headband. I've thought about writing up a really quick pattern, but it seems so small, I wasn't sure there would be much interest. If anyone would like the pattern, please let me know.


For Christmas, my wonderful husband got me the Dipped Infinity Scarf Kit, and I am in love! Check out the progress so far:

It's so pretty, I stopped everything to cast on for it on Christmas Day.

23 comments:

Ibunnysavetroy said...

what a gorgeous scarf! I love the knit headband - I wear alot of those too just not knitting. I would worry that they would stretch out!

alittlebitofscrap said...

I love headbands too. I think they are a delightful way to add interest to any outfit :) and yours is adorable!
I often wear my bow-tie scarf as a headband..LOL! Love it though. Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

I love this idea! Yours looks so cute. That scarf is going to be beautiful too.

Siga said...

Your headband is oh so cute! And I love the colours of your infinity scarf (what a great gift from your husband).

pymette said...

That headband is adorable!!

Ashley said...

Super cute headband. I'll have to try that, since most commercial headbands don't stay on my head either.

yoel said...

Very sweet headband!

I am SO jealous about the dipped infinity scarf!! Can't wait to see how all the colors turn out. Happy New year!

Erin said...

I love the headband! Beautiful and something I would wear.

mildawg said...

Both the headband and the scarf are very, very pretty!

angelknits said...

The headband looks pretty on you. What a lovely creation!
You're the lucky person who got the beautiful scarf kit from your hubby. Love the colour! Can't wait to see the finished!

Phoe said...

Oh, I love that scarf. And that headband.

Hilary said...

That is so, so, so cute. And your embroidery skills are awesome!

Maryse said...

The headband is really pretty! What a nice husband you have ;-) Happy Year 2010!

Michele said...

Your headband is so pretty! It looks like you are really good at embroidery. Those flowers are cute. Nice little project.

CanarySanctuary said...

So beautiful - I love that scarf, and can't wait to see it progress.

weezalana said...

What an adorable headband! I wish I didn't suck at embroidery. :P

That scarf is gorgeous - it's almost iridescent!

Rainy Daisy said...

What a sweet headband! It reminds me of the fleur des alpes, the little blue flowers that decorate a lot of swiss kitsch. Only your flowers aren't kitschy.

I would love the pattern, but knit headbands tend to slide off my head. Do you have that problem too?

elliebelle said...

The headband is so cute! I love it! And the colors of your scarf are gorgeous - can't wait to see it finished. :)

Erin said...

The headband is adorable! Love it and the yarn for that scarf. Wow.

slamskatkitten said...

headband=so cute! i'm tempted, but i think that putting a bulky headband in my bulky hair may not equal adorable... can't wait to see the scarf!

Erin said...

I absolutely love the headband! Could you please send me the pattern?! erin.stinkin.rocks@gmail.com

Thanks so much! Erin

Joe Blackmon said...

Would love the how-to on the headband!! Thinking I may do little knitted goodies for my many nieces for Christmas this year!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, the headband is absolutely gorgeous! Please may I have the pattern? nomadiknitter@gmail.com Thank you!