Who says winter accessories can't be glam?
Strada is the finished pattern for the headband I designed and knitted for my cousin for Christmas. It's a quick project that could easily be done in one day or over the weekend, and (as I can personally attest) it makes an awesome gift!
The pattern is $4, and can be purchased by clicking the 'buy now' button below:
or you can check out the pattern on Ravelry here.The details:
This is a one-size-fits-most pattern, but it is easy to make it smaller or larger- just knit the bands a little longer or shorter, as needed. It's easy to hold it around your head while still on the needles to ensure a good fit. I knit this on two (4mm (US 6) dpns. The bow is knit flat, seamed, and sewn onto the headband with just a few stitches at each bow end to keep it attached.
Yarn: 1 skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK weight (it will take approximately half a skein, so you can make two!) in 'Brick'
Needles: 4mm (US 6)
And of course, a tapestry needle and a button for the back closure.
You know, when my cousin first requested the headband, I was really dubious- I just couldn't imagine how a big bow could look... grown up. But the trick is proportion- the bow isn't too big and showy, and it's not too small and twee. Positioning it on the side gives this headband a lot more 1920s style, I think. My cousin was right- a headband with a bow IS awesome.