Friday, November 30, 2007

How to crochet a bandana

The crocheted bandana is a lacy triangle scarf or kerchief designed to care for your hair when life is lived out of a suitcase. Cotton crochet bandanas are attractive head scarves that brighten your mood and your travel wardrobe. Crochet it yourself or get a crochet-savvy friend to make it for you. Purchase the crochet bandana e-pattern from Bandana Heads on Etsy and receive a free pattern for a long lacy hair scarf.

Bandana, crochet

It's always fun to shop for yarn when you are traveling. Australia, Brazil, France, Norway, UK and USA have a variety of lightweight cotton yarns suitable for hair accessories. Pack a 3.5 mm (size E) or a 4.00 mm (size F) crochet hook and you will be ready to take advantage of the luscious yarns you stumble upon on your journey.

Yarn shopping at BHV department store, Paris

In the heart of historic Paris I discovered Phil Crochet cotton (from the Phildar Yarn Co) at the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV)52/64, rue de Rivoli - 75004 Paris. The chambray crochet bandana modelled here features Phil Crochet Denim 0013.

Bonus hair-scarf e-pattern - Included with the bandana pattern is a long, lacy hair scarf pattern. Make it as long as you like. Light fingering-weight cotton yarn produces a fabric with stylish drape.

Long lacy hair scarf

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