The weather in Colorado has been a little unusual lately. While the calendar clearly says that it’s the end of May, we don’t have our normal abundant sunshine and warm weather. Despite this, we all are looking forward to the warm weather. This past week I’ve crocheted headbands for each type of weather – one to get through the chilly weather and one to celebrate Spring.
A Headband for Chilly Days
This headband is just cozy enought to keep the chill away. To make the headband, I chained until the chain was long enough to fit around my head and slip stitched the ends together to form a circle. Next I chained 3 and then double crocheted all the way around joining with a slip stitch. I repeated that round two more times, cut the yarn and wove in the ends. The flowers were created from a free pattern from The Anarchist Knitter.
For the headband I used Paton’s Classic Wool Bulky, and for the flowers Vickie Howell’s Sheep(ish) by Bernat. Throughout the project a size K crochet hook was used.
Springtime Happiness Headband
Last week I posted about two “project yarns” we carry at Wild Yarns and mentioned that I couldn’t wait to try out Vickie Howell’s Cotton-ish by Bernat. Well, I didn’t wait long to whip something up with this lovely yarn! As inspiration for two younger crochet students, I crocheted this little headband with flowers. A size G hook was used for both headband and flowers.
To begin with I made a chain that was long enough to wrap around my head, tie with a knot or bow and allow the ends to hang down like a vine. Then, beginning in the chain 3 away from the hook I started making half double crochets in each chain and continued all the way to the end. Voila, the headband portion was finished!
To make the flowers I used The Anarchist Knitter’s pattern again but for the smaller flowers I only did the first three rows.
Next, the flowers were arranged and sewn on.
While the headband was cute at that point, I decided to add a little more pizzazz and sewed a button in the center of each flower.
And there you have it – headbands for two seasons which exist in the same month here in Colorado!