little miss nova's headband was originally intended to be a hat...
it was the night before the recent photo shoot,
and i needed something to coordinate with the green and violet sweater that nova would be wearing...
i cast on a bunch of stitches
and began to make a little rolled-brim hat...
but it was late, and i was exhausted...
i looked at the work in front of me
a few rows and three flowers later,
the flora band was born...
as you see, it is simple, simple, simple...
a quick and easy project
a useful way to use up leftovers,
you can make it with almost
(though, obviously, more elastic fibers like wool are preferable)
don't want to make flowers?
buttons will do!
- measure the recipient's head
- choose some yarn in two colors--A and B
- determine the gauge-per-inch of your chosen yarn
- multiply the head size, minus 2-3", by the gauge-per-inch to determine the number of stitches to you will need to cast on
- grab the appropriately-sized circular needle (or double-pointed needles) and cast on with color A; join work, being careful not to twist!
- knit for 6-or-so rounds with A
- purl one round
- change to color B and knit until the work measures about 2.25" (or more...or less...that's your call!)
- change to color A and knit one round
- purl one round
- knit six-or-so rounds
- bind off very loosely (check out Jeny's stretchy bind off here)
- steam to block
- add flowers (here) or buttons...or flower-and-buttons...or nothing...or whatever you wish...
© 2011 pamela w allen designs if you use this "pattern",
please consider showing your gratitude by making a donation
to the red cross...
photo by anna myers photography