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January 17, 2007

This headband is identical to the first one I made except for the edging (and lining color — but it’s the same brand and weight of yarn). This time I crocheted the lining and outer fabric together. It makes a neater finish, and I like the look of the crochet — it reminds me of fancy piped frosting on a birthday cake.

But. It makes a much tighter fit. If I make this style again, I’ll have to find a stretchier crochet stitch.

Ironically enough, it’s too icy outside to put these headbands to use walking the dogs. Guess I’ll have to make another headband!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2007 4:45 pm

    I have two ideas for the crochet-stretchy problem:1) use a smaller hook and put a chain stitch in between each single crochet2) use a much bigger hook to do the single crochet

  2. January 17, 2007 7:15 pm

    I like the blue and green colour combo. I’m sorry I don’t have any brilliant ideas for your cast off problem. I remember once using i-cord as both an edge to cast off from and a bind off, but I think it was a little tight. Good luck!

  3. January 21, 2007 1:34 am

    Although Future Girl’s first suggestion would would, my gut reacvtion is to just go for a larger hook, it will give you a bigger stitch and just enough “wiggle” room. Good luck!

  4. January 21, 2007 9:07 pm

    looks fab – love the colors!

  5. January 23, 2007 10:46 pm

    Thanks for the comment. It’s encouraging to know someone’s reading!

  6. January 30, 2007 1:22 pm

    Ooooh I like Alice’s first suggestion–could add a nice decorative element. But I really came to thank you for your piecing advice. I’m doing the squares by hand, but the alignment you suggest and pinning (dur-ER…I haven’t been using pins) will probably do the trick–oh, and not being interrupted every few stitches to read a book to my toddler.

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