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« on: January 17, 2011 12:46:06 PM »

Brr! Winter temperatures are the best motivation for knitting cold weather gear! Here's a little headband to keep my ears warm on days when there's a bit of a breeze.

It curls a bit so to get a good closeup I wrapped it around my leg! I am amused by the wobbly line that gives away my uneven tension.

This was made from a soft neutral yarn that almost matches my scarf! I used Adrienne Krey's  Blue Leaf Headband pattern (ravelry link) and found it super easy to follow. You can't see it in the pictures but it's fastened with a button at the back, which I can move around if it stretches like the pattern warns.

The lace design came out more subtle than expected, but that is probably because I used worsted weight instead of chunky yarn and smaller needles than the pattern recommended. I did this because I didn't want a super wide headband that would flatten my bangs. I like the finished width though, and a tighter pattern means less wind getting through!

It fits well but we'll see how well it performs outside! So far it's been too cold to leave the house with just a little headband Tongue If it turns out to be less protective than expected I might sew a strip of fleece on the inside or something.

Thanks for looking! :3
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011 01:28:43 PM »

wow - love it!!

That's almost the exact same colour as the headband I made a couple of weeks ago - weird, eh?

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011 02:13:54 PM »

If you block it, the uneven stitches will even out, and it will show the lace better.  Even so, it is beautiful!

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011 08:03:55 PM »

I've had this exact thing queued for almost a year now, but still haven't gotten around to it. I love grey, so I'm especially loving yours. And because my head is so tiny I really appreciate the narrower width. Nice work!


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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011 10:11:21 AM »

Very cute! And I didn't even notice the uneven line until you pointed it out, lol. But yea, blocking will sort that out.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011 08:25:30 PM »

That would make the  most beautiful cowl - if it was twice as wide.

But maybe that's just as well ... can you tell I am in awe of the pattern?
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011 12:41:30 PM »

If you used bulky yarn and bigger needles maybe it could be wide enough!
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011 09:41:08 AM »

Thank you, Kaeleira.

Just so happens I have several bags full of chunky yarn (long story involving a yard sale and a lady who did not know what she was selling and just wanted to get gone).

Hmmm ... and I could sew the ends together instead of using a button.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011 07:16:09 AM »

You certainly could sew the ends! There might actually be instructions for that in the pattern, which you would finish differently if you're not using a button :3
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011 04:54:52 PM »

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