Thursday, 2 February 2012

New Pattern: Strada Headband

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Who says winter accessories can't be glam? 

Strada is the finished pattern for the headband I designed and knitted for my cousin for Christmas. It's a quick project that could easily be done in one day or over the weekend, and (as I can personally attest) it makes an awesome gift!

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The pattern is $4, and can be purchased by clicking the 'buy now' button below:
   or you can check out the pattern on Ravelry here.
The details:
This is a one-size-fits-most pattern, but it is easy to make it smaller or larger- just knit the bands a little longer or shorter, as needed. It's easy to hold it around your head while still on the needles to ensure a good fit. I knit this on two (4mm (US 6) dpns. The bow is knit flat, seamed, and sewn onto the headband with just a few stitches at each bow end to keep it attached.

Yarn: 1 skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK weight (it will take approximately half a skein, so you can make two!) in 'Brick' 

Needles: 4mm (US 6)

And of course, a tapestry needle and a button for the back closure.

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You know, when my cousin first requested the headband, I was really dubious- I just couldn't imagine how a big bow could look... grown up. But the trick is proportion- the bow isn't too big and showy, and it's not too small and twee. Positioning it on the side gives this headband a lot more 1920s style, I think. My cousin was right- a headband with a bow IS awesome.

24 comments:

Tanis said...

Yay! Bows totally can be adult appropriate and glam!

MelissaHB said...

It looks super cute :-)

Erin Kate said...

It's adorable! :)

Danette said...

Look how cute you are! Love the headband and the color is fabulous!

mikka said...

That is so pretty! I love the color :)

Kristen said...

that's darling!

CanarySanctuary said...

Adorable! Glad you put this out as a pattern.

CelticCastOn said...

Cute!

Cassy said...

Adorable! What a perfect color as well.

kelli ann said...

what a sweet, simple project. looks great!

Jacey said...

It suits you, completely! And that red is luscious.

sajuki said...

adorable !!

Noas' Libellule said...

So cute!

erin said...

it looks beautiful! that color looks so perfect for you too =)

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Super cute!

Evelyn said...

I'm not typically a bow person but your new headband design is so sophisticated. Love the color choice, too.

owlmazingmakes said...

Love it! The color is PERFECT. I think that helps make it look classy too. I may just need to make one of these...

knittyornice said...

I LOVE this! This is one of the very few knit headbands that doesn't make me want to stab myself with knitting needles! Lol the bow is perfect. I love it!! I need to start flat ironing my hair so I can wear headbands again :)

Michele said...

Very cute! It looks great on you!

erica-knits said...

Adorable! I think I want to try yours on. I want to be able to wear a headband, especially this one!

ingvild said...

That is so cute!! I was just thinking today that I need a new headband, mayb this will be the one :)

Entre Nous said...

Yup, definately the cutest :}

Maryse said...

So.beautiful. Nothing more to add ;-)

Hilary said...

Ok, this is seriously adorable. I'm totally late in commenting, but this went straight into my mental queue as soon as you posted it! I think it was Tanis who posted that it is such the perfect bow shape, and I totally agree!