Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Colorful Cotton Headwrap

One really simple way to change your look everyday is to have a plethora of hair accessories to give that extra pizazz to your outfits.
We showed you our crochet flowers to add to headbands and accessories, so now...
Here's the headband!

You can make this in a variety of thicknesses. Make a thick version for those days when your hair is just not lookin' tip top and you want to throw a cover up on.  Make a thin version to decorate with a group of crocheted flowers or to just add a pop of color to your hair-do when you don't want a heavy duty headband.

This is such an easy pattern, it is a absolutely perfect for beginners, or a great project to whip up for gifts!

You will need: 
  • 1 skein of Drops Paris for the base color
  • 1 skein of Drops Paris in a complementing color, or some scrap yarn
  • Size US 8/ 5mm needle (straight or circular, whichever you prefer)

To make the band:
Cast on approx. 24 stitches (depending on the width of the band you want, add stitches to get a band wider than pictured, and less stitches to get a band skinnier than pictured)
Knit all rows until the band will fit tightly around your head. It will stretch a little with wear, so you want the initial measuring to fit tight.
Bind off when you have desired size and seam the two ends together.
Wrap contrasting color yarn over the seam to hide it.
Voila! An easy peasy knitted hairband!

We used our cotton Paris yarn for this, which means there are so many color combinations to choose from.

Even better, all of our cotton yarns are on sale for the month of July! That means you can grab Paris for only $2.20/ skein right now, so don't miss this opportunity to get your headband on.

Find all the bold and beautiful Paris colors in our Webstore.

This can really be made with any yarns by just adjusting the needle size to fit the yarn you pick.  I would also check out our Muskat Soft yarn, a fun color changing cotton that would look so awesome as a headband! 

Find Muskat Soft in our Webstore

Happy Knitting!

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