Friday, June 3, 2011

Junuary has me thinking of the tropics

This is what I'm dreaming of:

This is what I have got:

Note, this is representation, not an actual photo from here. (Photo courtesy of Queen of Narnia)

What's this got to do with this blog, and my life? I am really really cold. Cold enough to start writing winter patterns, and even wearing a few.

So, here is the deal, Last June, I wrote up a pattern based VERY loosly on the Jayne Cobb hat from Serenity and Firefly. Known commonly as the 'cunning hat'

Here is the hat: scratch that, can't find the pic, I'll upload a new one later.

From the leftovers, and from the same idea, I made myself a matching "Ma Cobb Headband". 

Yeah, I don't have a pic of that either, but when I find it again I'll get a pic of it up.

Then, in November, I made a knit headband, blogged and pattern written up for the "Great Garter Head Hugger". 

I made notice that these were both dark in color, and not so springy... depressing. Picked up some yarn, didn't like it for the project I bought it for... can't remember what it is, but its a 2 strand bulky, looks handpainted (but it's not), acrylic, "baby" style. Nice stripe pattern.

Here is what I came up with, I rather like it!

You gotta ignore the crappy quality, it's a webcam photo, and its not so great...also, not wearing makeup, recently outta the shower, and slouched in a couch, not the greatest representation of myself.

Want the pattern?

How about a recipe...

use any hook and any yarn, make sure it's soft. 
you'll also need a tapestry needle and some buttons

crochet a chain of about 5-6 in, 

increase edge: 

row 1: 3 hdc in 2nd chain from hook, ch 1
Row 2: hdc in first hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc to end, chain 1
repeat row 2 until your headband is wide enough

Straight edge:
hdc in each hdc across, ch 1
repeat until it is about 4 in from the length you want

decrease edge:

hdc in first hdc, hdc2tog in next hdc, hdc in each across, ch 1
repeat until you get to last stitch

end tie:

chain until your chain matches the length of the first chain, this will be used to tie the headband to the right length.

bind off, embellish, and you are good to go!

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