My sister's bf has long dreads, and I make him calorimetry head bands all the time. I make them nice and big for all his hair (using a smaller version of the pattern on knitty.com). Come to find out, my sis has been yoinking his head bands to wear for herself. But they are too big, and all the bulk under her hair makes it stick out funny.
So anyway, here is my smaller variation on the calorimeter.
From straight on, so you can see the ribbing and that it is skinner than usual:
From the side, so you can see the cute buttons. They really work, so you can adjust for big/little heads:
From the side with my hair up, so you can see the full glory of the wood buttons. You can also see that it is very skinny on the part that goes under your hair. I find this more comfortable.
And finally laying down so you can see what the under-strap looks like:
What do you think? If anyone is interested, I think I could come up with a pattern.
****Edit: Now includes pattern:This is a modification of an original pattern by Kathryn Schoendorf from knitty.com
I used ~worsted weight (or a little bigger) yarn and size 7 needles. Black_Buffalo Calorimetry
CO 64 stsr1:
work sts in 2x2 rib.r2:
work in 2x2 rib as set to last 2 sts, turn work.r3:
Sl 1, work 3 sts, place marker, work to last 2 sts, turn work.r4:
Sl 1, work 3 sts, place second marker, work to next marker, turn work.r5:
remove marker, sl 1, work 3 sts, replace marker, work to next marker, turn work.
4 more times (you can repeat more or less times depending on how wide you want it. Make sure you do it an even # of times)r6:
Do not remove marker, Sl 1, work to next marker, turn work.r7:
Sl 1, work to marker, remove marker, work 4 sts, replace marker, turn work.
until 2 sts remain outside the markers at each end.r8:
Sl 1, work to marker, remove marker, work last 2 sts.
work 1 more row, removing final marker.
Loosely BO all sts, but don't cut the yarn!
At the end of the piece, Pick up 4 sts (this will be the under-part of the headband)
Do combos of knit and purl rows so you have a 2x2 rib to match the large part of the headband.
Continue for about 6 inches (or whatever fits your head)
BO and work in loose ends.
Attach buttons.(pattern adapted by Daria Kluver)