Vintage Headband {Knitting}

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Recently it has been all about Baby MiH's little ears - ie protecting them when we go on a walk (and making him wear the cutest little hats). But with more snow expected, it was time to look after my own ears! And anyway I was convinced I needed a new headband when I came across the Parisian Twist Headband Ear Warmer. It looked easy and a quick knit. And It was. I started it yesterday afternoon, and I am posting about it today! But what impressed me is how it is constructed, very clever - and useful for people who knit two strands of yarn together a lot (like me!). 

Please note that for the sake of this picture I actually put make up on - so I would look less tired!!
I am so going to wear this headband! It is so unusual but so simple at the same time. I think you could easily customise it to with a contrasting yarn. I may make another one and just do that. 


I mentioned the construction. Without saying too much about the pattern (as you have to pay for it), the method used to increase and decrease is SO obvious and then I have never come across it before, definitely something I be able to use. It is amazing how much you can learn from a very quick knit. 



- Pattern: Parisian Twist Headband Ear Warmer by Elisa McLaughlin (bought on ravelry)
- Modifications: NONE - even used the recommended yarn!
- Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Pearl
- Needle size: 6mm (held in double as suggested by the pattern)
- Result: a vintage look that is so pretty - and very quick to achieve! I would recommend using the Malabrigo yarn, it is a beautiful yarn to knit with but it really does keep your ears warm (not just a pretty yarn!)



I had to show you how it curves, so beautiful!


I also had to show what has become of me when 1/ I don't for more than 6 hours, 2/ I am left to take pictures on my own, 3/ I don't get to eat much... But at least I have make up on, so weird but .. still making an effort!


24 comments:

  1. Love it and you are looking very yummy mummy ;-)

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  2. I´m impressed how fast you can knit and you are looking very pretty!

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  3. fab headband and you are amazing, zapping up a knit in hours, as well as having a tiny baby!

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  4. Super cute! I am not a knitter, but appreciate all the lovely knitted things you have been making lately.

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  5. Wow - you are really rockin' the whole new mom thing!

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  6. I love it! I'm going to get my mum to knit me one! I agree you are a very yummy mummy! :)

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  7. Wow, I really love it! I don't suppose you'd take a commission? We are in the midst of summer but I've been looking for a really warm headband :o)

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  8. Great headband Nat, and loved the photo shoot!

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  9. Haha, you're so funny! And the headband is great:-)

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  10. Love the candid pic! This looks like a very interesting knit. Looks great on you!

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  11. Love the photos and the head band is fabulous - keep warm!

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  12. Popping over from Tami's cute headband, sure to keep your ears warm.

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  13. bwahahahahaa! You look fab! It's a great headband - keep warm :-D

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  14. I love it!! So lovely and functional, my fav.

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  15. Great project. I love the subtlety of the design. It really makes it look very chic.

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  16. Love this - very stylish and just what we all need at the moment :)

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  17. What a classic look - I really like it!

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  18. I love it. I need a new headband, too.

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  19. hmmmm. might be adding that to my Q. lovely knitting!

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  20. That is clever, and very stylish. I am looking at your pictures and trying to work out how it is done.

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  21. This hair/ear accessory is fantastic!

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