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.
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.
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.