Know what this jumble of red yarn is? In case you glossed over the title of this post, it’s a headband. Crocheted in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. I figured I’d try counting stitches instead of sheep.
The three strands wrap over the hair; the thick long ends are the ties. Perhaps makes more sense when seen on a head. Please enjoy the following photo; taking a non-turtle-like picture of myself took about three times as long as making the actual headband!
Pattern is by Marta, a talented Italian who blogs at creativeyarn and shares many free patterns, including a flower and a bowtie that could be used to further adorn the headband. I found the patterns on Ravelry, a great “social networking site” made with crocheters and knitters in mind and they’ve been near the top of my project queue for a while now.
Next morning, when Sophie saw mine, she wanted one too. So I adapted the pattern to fit on her smaller head: the ties are still 30 stitches each, the chains are 55 instead of 80, and there are only two instead of three.
Woke again last night (this time not because of a crying child; for no discernable reason really) and still wasn’t asleep after 30 minutes. So got up for a spell, and here’s Headband #2. Or, #3, if you count Sophie’s. Modeled by daughter – who really doesn’t like headbands much – so I wouldn’t have to go the contortionist self-portrait route again.
Maybe it’s time I got the yarn for the cardigan at the top of my queue. Working on it for 20 minutes at a time whenever I’ve been awake for more than 20 minutes in the middle of the night, I could probably finish it while it’s still warm enough to wear it…