One night I was out to dinner at my favorite local pub and spotted a lady across the room wearing the cutest knitted headband I had ever seen. It was knitted in a grey worsted weight yarn with reverse stockinette as the border and a bright orange crocheted flower as an accent.
I tracked her down before she left to ask her if she had knitted it herself. She replied, “no, I wish” and proceeded to tell me that she had purchased it at a upscale boutique. I thought to myself, I could totally make that, and that is just what I did. I wanted it to be stretchy, colorful, and warm, so what better to use than Colinette Yarns Jitterbug?
Amberly and I had also just met with the button man who sold us some vintage 1940s rhinestone buttons that I knew I could use as an accent for the flower. When we were deciding on the colorway for the flower, we wanted to make sure it made a statement and the flower would pop; because we wanted the flower to be large, we needed a DK weight yarn with ample yardage.
What could be better to use than our favorite cashmere blend, Rowan’s Cashsoft DK? I used a free Drops pattern for the headband and a large crochet flower pattern I found on YouTube. The final product turned out exactly how I had hoped; warm, bright, and is definitely eye catching. -Leslie