Friday, January 6, 2012

EarWarmer/Headband Success!


It's still too COLD outside for me and while I have been crocheting like crazy this fall and winter to bundle up, I have the worst time finding and accurately completing hat patterns that are flattering on me, so I thought I would give the EarWarmer/Headband pattern a shot. The designs I use are often a hodgepodge of several different patterns so I will try to compile those here. Enjoy!

I used: A size H crochet hook for both headbands. (5mm)
            Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Bone and Persimmon, Medium Weight (4)

 This is the tutorial I used for the body of the headband. Crochet Geek on Youtube is a great source, there are sooo many patters and she is super easy to follow!

I chose this tutorial because it was so easy to follow and I love the ribbing effect you get from the pattern!

The linked tutorial also uses a size H hook but does not specify what kind of yarn is being using. I used Caron Simply Soft because it's my favorite and I always have some on hand. :)

  If you are a tight crocheter like myself and you use the same material I did, you will probably have to make more rows that the Crochet Geek tutorial recommends. I did many more periodically checking to see how it fit around my head (allowing for the little bit of stretch this project will have when completed).

First Completed Project:
The Lighting In Our Apt is terrible but you can see the full project here.
Gives you an idea of what it looks like on.

And here's a shot of the flower! :D

The flower pattern used for this first project is once I chose from a hat pattern I would like to complete for this Spring maybe. It's actually 3 different little flowers sewn together at the end, admittedly, mine looks different from the picture provided, but that's OK, it ended up being just right anyway. :)

Below is the Blog with said hat pattern and the flower pattern I used for my headband below.
This is a fantastic blog with so many adorable crochet patterns! Check it out!

Here is the pattern as well, just in case. Remember, you make all three flowers and then sew them together.

Flower Pattern
Make a magic circle,

Largest Flower
Round 1: Chain 3 (count as a dc), ch 1, dc in the loop, ch 9, join with slip stitch to the first chain, ch 1. *dc, ch 1, dc, ch 9, join with slip stitch to the first chain, ch 1. Repeat from * 4 times. Join with slip stitch to the first ch-3 (12 dc and ch-1 space; 6 ch-9 loops in total).

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch, * work 14 dc in the ch-9 loop, sc in the next dc. Repeat from * 5 times, join with slip stitch to the first sc. Fasten off.

Medium Flower
Magic circle. Ch 1, * sc in the loop, ch 6, 1 hdc in the third chain from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Repeat from * 5 times, join with slip stitch to the first sc (6 petals in total). Fasten off.

Smallest Flower
Magic circle, * ch 8, slip stitch in the loop. Repeat from * 4 times (5 petals in total). Fasten off

Put these flowers in order they should be done with the smallest one on top. Sew in place in the center. Sew completed flower unto project of choice!

Second Completed Project:
Again sorry about lighting. :-

 This was my first time making a bow like this. So easy! Below is the Blog I found this bow pattern.

Here Is The Pattern as well just in case:

row 1: ch 40
row 2: hdc in 3rd ch from hook across                                                                  
row 3-7: ch 2, hdc across
fold the strip together to form a cuff, and sew together

It's that simple! I made the second headband a little smaller than the first once I realized how much stretch my yarn gave me, but I still used many more rows than the Crochet Geek. :D

Have A Beautiful Day!

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