Friday, December 28, 2007

Crochet headband, free pattern

free crochet pattern, skinny headbandCrochet headbands are comfortable hair accessories for travelers. Choose your favorite colors and do-it-yourself with this free skinny headband pattern. Make some skinny headbands for yourself and your friends today.The e-pattern features easy-to-follow crochet instructions with a graphic chart for quick reference. You will need a 3.00 mm or 3.5 mm crochet hook and a small amount of 4 ply cotton yarn or equivalent.

Get your free pattern for this skinny headband at Ravelry.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Crochet hat, open stitch for women

Crochet hat, summer-style
Crochet hat e-pattern features an open stitch for ventilation in the summertime. Urban-style crochet beanies keep your hair in order when traveling. You will need sport-weight yarn and a 4 mm (size F) crochet hook. It's always fun to shop for yarn when you travel to the cities of the world. Urban destinations in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, UK and USA offer a variety of sportweight cotton yarns suitable for all-season hats.

Crochet hats are great travel gifts. Make some for yourself and your traveling companions. Crochet instructions are in easy-to-read worksheet format with a check column to identify mistakes before moving on.

The downloadable e-pattern will be available soon at Bandana Heads on Etsy

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

How to knit a slouchy beanie hat

Slouchy beanie, bamboo
E-pattern available at Bandana Heads on Etsy
Knit a slouchy-style beanie for the traveler or musician in your life. Slouchy beanies are oversized beanies that drape a little at the back. Every traveler needs head protection from the elements.

Slouchy-style beanie, wool
Slouchy beanies with textured stripes stand out in a crowded festival.

Slouchy beanie, bamboo yarn
Whether you have long hair or no hair, a slouchy-style beanie will flatter. If you want a more exaggerated slouch to your beanie, knit it in bamboo or cotton yarn - bamboo and cotton drape more than wool. The bamboo yarn used for this e-pattern is Bamboozle (70% bamboo, 30% cotton) and is available in Lincraft stores across Australia.

This easy knit beanie pattern is worked on circular needles so there is no bulky seam to sew up at the end. Buy the downloadable e-pattern at Bandana Heads on Etsy and start making your travel beanie today.

Slouchy beanie, knit pattern
Wool stretches and bounces back to shape. People in colder climates may enjoy the less exaggerated slouch of the wool version of this beanie pattern - wool hugs the head more and insulates in cold and wet weather.