Weekends have been a good time for some quick crochet gratification lately. I have a bit of a slow project on the go at the moment, which I'll share with you soon, but I've been procrastinating terribly on it, preferring instead to whip up other quick and more instantly satisfying makes.
These headbands for example are just perfect for that 'quickie' urge.
the pattern for these little beautieson Ana's blog Lanas de Ana, do you know it? I've been following Ana ever since we met through my PCH project last year and she's a very talented lady from a talented family. Her site is full of beautiful crocheted makes from herself and her Mother . Plenty of blankets, shawls, hats and other delights to feast your eyes upon.
I love her ingenious construction for this baby headband, using a hairband to give a bit of extra stretch is really clever and helps you get a really great fit. I loved it so much, after I made one for my little niece, I sized up her babies pattern to make one for me too.
this cute as a button picture on Pinterest. The pin I originally found (but can't find now) linked to a Chinese site which I couldn't make head nor tail of, so I set about making my own version.
It was a great little stash buster as I used 4 different yarns held together, 2 aran weight and 2 dk weight. They were odd balls that had been kicking around for ages so it was nice to finally get them used up out of the way. Stanley, my pestilential cat and the intended recipient, was keen to be involved in the process.
It only took two days to make, the advantage of that big chunky amount of yarn, and the moment I had finished, naturally, I found the actual pattern. Always the way, but although mine is not as neat as the original, I thought it would suffice.