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« on: June 28, 2006 07:34:52 PM »

My favorite headphones were starting to look pretty dingy; the foam was falling off, and the paint was peeling off

(the other side was even worse - it had no foam!)

So, I was going to use some fabric that I had to cover the earpieces, but I found that I didn't have any elastic to hold my headphone covers on. I was in a bit of a dilemma, until I saw the bright turquoise chunky wool/acrylic blend lying in my yarn stash - then I thought, why not crochet covers! So I did.

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Side View:


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Now I have the coolest headphones in town, and the wool will keep my ears warm when fall comes, and the bulk of the yarn makes the headphones softer to sleep on. Yay!

How I did it:
    I really just single-crocheted a circle until it was slightly smaller than the headphone, then I did one row of double crochet to bend around the sides, and then I single-crochet decreased like mad to get the covers to stay on. If you want more detailed directions, pm me.

Opinions, Suggestions? Should I single crochet around the remaining plastic and the cord?
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006 08:01:25 PM »

I love you for posting this!!  I was going to throw out my headset because the foam got yuck and I couldn't find any to fit!!  What a wonderful idea!  I have some soft cotton baby yarn just right for this--YAY!

You are sweet to post the instructions!!  I am going to be lazy and just do the ears!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 08:14:52 PM »

Yay! At least one other person thinks these are cool - my mom just thinks that I'm crazy!
You are sweet to post the instructions!!  I am going to be lazy and just do the ears!!

Thanks! I figured someone would want to do the same, and it was just easier to put the guidelines in at the beginning. I just did the ears for now - I can't decide if it will look cool or overkill with the other accents
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006 08:15:18 PM »

wow those are awesome! I'm definitely going to have to try that with my headphones
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006 08:21:34 PM »

Those are sooo awesome! i'm jelous! My headphones look exactly like your 'before' picture Sad Too bad i don't crochet- but my mom does... hmmm maybe i'll show her this post.. haha Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006 02:30:00 PM »

Cool!  Cool  I did the same thing for my boyfriend's old headphones!  I used to love to wear them even if I wasn't listening to anything.

I used double crochet instead of single crochet.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006 04:52:14 PM »

Kewl--not sure if hubby would like me to crochet over his stereo headphones but I might have to do it anyway!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006 05:45:48 PM »

That is so cool!  I don't even own any headphones but I want to now, just so I can look as cool as you! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006 07:24:38 PM »

Thanks, guys! I knew that craftster would think it was cool!
I'm definitely going to have to try that with my headphones
Post pictures if you do!

Those are sooo awesome! i'm jealous! My headphones look exactly like your 'before' picture Sad Too bad i don't crochet- but my mom does... hmmm maybe i'll show her this post.. haha Smiley
It's not that hard - if your mom doesn't want to crochet around your headphones (as I assume she wouldn't, just because it's a little awkward and it's an odd request), just ask her to teach you how to do single crochet and double crochet in the round and single crochet decreases, and you can do it yourself!

I did the same thing for my boyfriend's old headphones!
I used double crochet instead of single crochet.
I guess you beat me to this idea - and me, thinking I was being original, tsk, tsk. I thought about doing it in double crochet, but I really want to cover the earpiece, since there was nothing underneath it (at least on one side), so I opted to do mostly single crochet, with one row of double to make it easier to bend over the edges
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006 08:23:08 PM »

Aww so cute and clever! I'm gonna make me some. Thanks for the idea. the same was happening to mine too. ^_^
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