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Topic: Headband/hat hybrid for keeping dreads under control *now with vague pattern!*  (Read 5150 times)
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« on: September 09, 2007 05:05:33 AM »

I am still a slow knitter so I whipped this up just to practice.  It's nothing but stockinette and 2x2 and 1x1 rib, seamed together up the back because I didn't have any circulars small enough.  And it does an AWESOME job of holding them back, I hula hooped and partied until 4 a.m. and it didn't even try to slip off!


I cast on 60 stitches, I'm not sure what yarn this is but it's a wool/acrylic blend, sort of on the chunky side. 
I did 4 rows of k1,p1 (duh, can't think of the name of the stitch...) to keep it from rolling
About 15 rows of stockinette
*About 6 rows of 2x2 rib
4 rows of stockinette, and decrease by 2 sts at each end on the first row
repeat from *
About 15 rows of 1x1 rib, bind off

Very basic, but I like the blocky pattern it makes when stretched over my head.  The one complication is that the bind-off is a little tight so it's hard to put the dreads through.  How can I make the bind-off row as elastic as the last row of ribbing?  I thought that binding off in pattern would help but it really didn't.
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007 05:24:30 AM »

Haha, that's awesome. almost wish I had dreads so I could wear one of those. Job well done!

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007 07:18:37 AM »

Such a smart Idea, really cool! I must make one, even though I don't have real dreadies but I do have synthetic extensions Cheesy Your rockin both the hula and this "hat-band" lol? awesome Job.


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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007 07:54:19 AM »

o my, this is what I have been looking for! How could you crochet this? I dont like to knot  Undecided it takes to long and I get bored, so crocheting is my thing. would I just kinda make a tube? very cute.

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007 10:50:54 AM »

Ohhhh looks comfy! I think my dreads need one for winter!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing Wink

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007 12:14:57 PM »

For a looser BO, use needles a size or two larger, and BO in the rib pattern.

« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007 02:13:36 PM »

Oh, that's a good idea. And cute, too.

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2007 05:24:43 PM »

This is cool for anyone who wears ponytails all the time. I'll be making one for sure Smiley Thanks for the patt.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2007 03:25:30 PM »

That's true, too.  If you don't have dreads you probably want to make it a little more narrow.  The hard part is getting it on- I might make the next one lace up!  If anyone else has made one yet I'd love to see it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007 11:53:19 AM »

I decided to make mine in the same color so it would match a lot of my knitted winter accesories (none of my hats and scarves match)

Great pattern. Thanks for sharing.  If you're not on ravelry I can put it on there for you if you want. Just let me know.
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