My daughter came home from the shops wearing this:
Quite nice but much to my disgust, shop bought!
I had been sorting through my stash at the time and happened upon some old Jaeger Fleece, Rowan Chunky Print, Biggy Print and Big Wool. It was then I had a light bulb moment! Not having enough yarn to make anything substantial I would have more than enough to make a collection of, 'Winter Warm' headbands. The yarn is exceptionally bulky and makes a beautifully warm fabric, I get particularly cold ears in the Winter so this piece is ideal for keeping my ears toasty! Great when walking the dogs.
I thought about making a crochet cable or another textural stitch but most of my yarns, apart from big wool are mixed colours and some of the definition would be lost in the final piece.
I measured round my head and did some calculations and came to the conclusion that 52 to 56cms (3 sizes sml, med, lge) was a pretty average measurement for the headband.
Helleboras, thus named because of the five petal flower embroidery.
|Helleboras - Moss st and dc|
Nala this finished sample with its caramel tones reminded me of fur, I also love The Lion King.
|Nala - simple dc|
Noir, well black headband is not very exciting and the French version sounds so much more sophisticated.
|Noir - Moss st and dc with mix of Big Wool and Shimmer.|
So the patterns are now available on Ravelry they are dead easy, I am definitely keeping Nala and have enough yarn left to create some cuffs for matching mitts all cosy when that snow hits!
Until next time......Nickyxx