I’ve been on the hunt for knitted headwear (that isn’t a hat) for Miss Alice. Her hair is growing and some days she’s determined not to have it pulled up. Wearing it down just means it’s in her face. Cutting it isn’t going to happen as she’s got a gig as a flower girl in September and her mum thinks it’ll be good to have nice long hair on the day.
Enter the knitted headband.
The perfect solution. Alice gets her hair pulled off her face so prettily and I get the satisfaction of a fun, quick and relatively simple knit.
The band was the simple bit. The flowers were fiddly – little leaves, loads of ends to work in etc but I got there.
You know what was amazing with this? How often do you look at a pattern and know that somewhere in your stash is exactly the right yarn, in exactly the right colour? The pattern called for Louet Gems fingering weight in ‘Willow’. I had exactly that yarn! It was meant to be.
I’d been a bit concerned about the fit. Would it stay on? Would it be too tight? Too loose? It stays on pretty well. Except for when she started running around kicking a football with her brothers shortly after these photos were taken. But very little headwear would stay on under those circumstances, I’m sure.
What was lovely was when I put it on her, we took her to the bathroom to show her. She reached up and touched the little violets and said ‘Pretty!’
I call that a success.
The pattern is Violets Are Blue by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting. She knits and designs for her little girl and has a series of headbands. I’m planning on making more. Taking only a couple of nights to make, I see a future for lots of my sock yarn scraps!