Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Visor beanie - twisted stitch knit pattern

Visor beanie pattern

The visor beanie e-pattern is an intermediate knit pattern that features twisted or cross stitching on the crown and short row methods for shaping the visor.

Textured diamonds and arrows add a stylish complexity to this baggy cap that will be a favorite with active men and women. Insulating wool keeps you comfortable in all types of weather. Sun visors protect your eyes from the glare of sun and snow.

Comprehensive instructions include a worksheet, stitch definitions and stitch chart. If you are ready for a challenging project you will enjoy making this hat. The crown is knitted in the round and the visor is added by picking up stitches along the edge of the beanie. Short rows on the visor produce comfortable rounded edges that follow the natural curve of the head.

The visor beanie e-pattern is available from Bandana Heads on Etsy .

You will need 100 grams of DK, 8 ply or worsted weight wool.

Visor beanie, twisted stitch knit pattern

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Crochet beanie and bandana e-pattern - open check stitch

This crochet e-pattern features two designs in open-check crochet stitch: a summer beanie and a bandana. Both crochet designs are worked in fingering/4 ply cotton yarn for maximum comfort.

The cotton beanie is suitable for men and women. For a more feminine touch, add a ribbon yarn edge or your own favorite flower embellishment.

Crochet beanie e-pattern with ribbon trim

The easy crochet bandana e-pattern from Bandana Heads on Etsy uses the same open-check stitch. Colorful triangle headscarves are perfect hair accessories for the summer holidays. You will want to make lots of these for yourself, your friends and family.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Crochet headband pattern for that holiday feeling

With financial meltdowns and tight budgets holidays may be on hold for sometime. Get that holiday feeling with a skinny headband with latitude. Paint your own landscape with luscious fibers from around the world. Use your left-over ribbon yarns to accent your headband. Make original headbands for all your girlfriends and sisters. The PDF pattern designed by Julz is available FREE at:

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Crochet hats, multi-colored bucket shape with brim

crochet hat with brim, pattern
crochet hat with brim, ikat stripes

These multi-colored bucket-style hats feature a rounder crown and a more expansive brim for greater sun protection. They are ideal crochet hats for active world travelers.

The crochet stitching in this e-pattern is easy. The challenge is in the striping effects. Two variations allow you to work at your own level of experience and expertise.

Choose from simple random striping incorporating a variegated yarn with two solid color yarns or a more complex zigzag striping inspired by fibre art created with Ikat textile weaving.

Ikat textile patterning is an ancient South-east Asian weaving technique - yarns are dyed selectively so that a pattern appears as it is woven into cloth.

The crochet e-pattern includes comprehensive instructions in a worksheet format supported by a summary table for quick reference, motif charts and tips for changing colors without getting in a tangle.

Soft, breathable, lightweight cotton yarn is available all over the world. The yarns used in these hats are from Norway, Italy and Brazil. You will need 3 x 50g skeins of fingering (fine weight) or 4 ply cotton to complete one hat.

E-patterns are available from Bandana Heads on Etsy - specializing in hats and headbands for travelers.

crochet hat pattern, brim