I’m the queen of single balls of yarn. I’m always buying just one of some new and tempting fiber to play withand let’s not even get started on all the leftover bits and pieces I have from various projects. The result is a lot of yarns that are too pretty not to use but too small to do very much with.
One solution is headbands. These are especially nice in the summer: not only do they keep your hair out of your face but being small they make great travel projects. They’re fast tooyou could easily make all three on a lazy summer afternoon.
The mobius bands are fun to work in and of themselves and the twist helps the headband lie nicely at the nape of the neck. These need to be stretched over the head so choose a yarn that will keep its shape. I like the Soft Linen as it is indeed soft but also has some elasticity and enough crispness to show off the stitches.
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35% linen, 35% wool, 30% baby alpaca
Soft Linen, a smooth DK weight yarn in a blend of alpaca, wool and linen, is the perfect year-round yarn. It works equally well for lace, colorwork or textures. Both soft and sturdy, pieces worked in Soft Linen will hold their shape while remaining soft to the touch. Available in a palette of 19 sophisticated colors.
As Sarah mentioned above, these headbands are made using a mobius. A mobius is a loop with one twist. You can see in the photos that there is a center point, then each side of the center is worked the same. The easiest way to do this is with a mobius.
Learn how to crochet a mobius from Sarah's blog.
Here is the free downloadable Soft Linen Crochet Mobius Headbands pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2