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« on: April 09, 2008 12:01:09 PM »

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. Smiley

****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 sts
r1:  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.
repeat r5 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.
repeat r7 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)

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008 12:57:14 PM »

I like it! I think my painfully baby fine hair would like a skinny version. Wink
You did a nice job, I like the yarn you chose too.  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008 04:54:41 AM »

ooh good idea! I adjusted my cal by knittin on smaller needlesand adding i-cord ties. when they're smaller they look a little classier, i think, don't you?

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008 07:17:31 AM »

I too would like a pattern.

I have only knit one calormetry (sp?).
I knit it for an acquaintance - a test knit - to see if I would like one for me.
I didn't like it all THAT much so I haven't made another one - because of too much bulk under the ears and in general across the top of the head.

But I like yours a lot better.

Happy knitting to all,
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008 03:54:40 PM »

I'd like to see what your modifications are.
I've done a couple in Patons SWS yarn (heavy worsted) using
I think 88 st. and fewer reps on rows 5 & 7.
I like the thinner version more than the original, personally.

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008 01:18:03 AM »

I would definitely love to know what mods you made - I was just considering making one of these, but got turned off (yet again) by the bulk underneath the hair!

This one looks great, by the way - I love the yarn color, and those wood buttons  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008 08:24:22 AM »

I'll try to write out a pattern today or sometime soon. Smiley  I've been wearing it until I send it to my sister, and I love it!
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008 11:24:00 AM »

A pattern would be wonderful! No headband seems to work for me, I've got a smallish head and most just overwhelm my head/face...with the normal headbands I look like I went to the witch doctor... Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008 05:22:53 PM »

OK everyone, I added a pattern.  This is my first try at writing down a pattern.  So please let me know if anything is confusing. 
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008 09:12:32 PM »

thanks so much for the pattern!

i mad the calorimetry a long time a go and it was way too big for my head.  i will try this variation.

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