Sunday, 16 October 2011

Make this!

A really easy-peasy, quick and, more importantly, cheap project.

So my niece has been after one of these:

New look headwarmer
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A New Look headwarmer. Nice. Only £4, so not exactly bank-breaking.

Hmmmmmmmmm. I think I could make something a bit like that, methinks...

Crochet Headwarmer
Crochet Headwarmer

I used about 40 grams of cheap and cheerful King Cole Big Value Chunky, so it cost less than a quid to make. Most bargainous. One for the recession.

Here's one is oatmeal too:

Crochet Headwarmer

And one being worn:

Crochet Headwarmer
(sorry for model, but Betty's in deep storage ready for an upcoming craft sale, so it had to be me.)

Fancy making one?
I used a 10 mm hook and King Cole Big Value Chunky.

Chain 12
(I used me old favourite chainless foundation stitch)

Round 1: ch1, sc in Back Loops only (12 stitches)

Repeat row 1 until you've reached the desired length. (mine seemed best at about 45 cms)

Sew the two ends together.

For the flower, I switched to a 7mm hook and hooked the first 4 rows of this pattern from Red Heart.

Then stitch the flower to your headwarmer and add a button, if you like.

Simples.

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Enjoy you week, all.
Xx

22 comments:

  1. I made myself a headband a couple of months ago, but must admit wasn't exactly sure if I was 'bang on trend' or not and when hubby laughed I decided to put it away..... I have definitely got to an age when I could be a huge embarrasment to my kids and I'm not yet at the point where I want to do it for my own twisted sense of humour. I love the ones you have made though, I really like the oatmeal one, maybe another good idea for your stall?

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  2. Great idea, I love the flower. With my wavy hair though I'd probably look like John Mcenroe!

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  3. lovely! Particularly like the grey. I made something similar for my niece last Christmas with a cowl to match, it was very well received.
    xx

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  4. Lovely & much nicer than the sop one! Really beautiful x

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  5. This is fab! And I like yours much more than the new look one! You will be a v popular aunt!

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  6. Fabulous! Love it. I did a thicker one, slightly wider and knitted for my dd but without a flower. Nice. x

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  7. Just gorgeous, and what a bargain too!!

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  8. Gorgeous headbands. I think I'll be making some of these. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

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  9. Thank youuuu! I made a couple of headbands the other weekend but this is just the ticket. Will get on it!

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  10. I love this and I think yours is much nicer than the one originally pictured. I bet your niece will love it, are you making more for your sale?
    Meredith

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  11. Gorgeous!!! And so cheap too!!! ANOTHER one for my to-do list...... :-)
    Carly
    x

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  12. Made loads of these last year for my big girls and friends, and just spent last evening threaing some elastic through a couple thar still loved but slightly stretched. Have also been asked to make more so definitely still up there on young womens "I want" lists.
    Cable ones are pretty popular too :)
    xx

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  13. Oooh I love a fast, easy and CUTE project. Thanks for sharing! This would be perfect for my morning walks when my ears get cold! Toodles!

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  14. I've been knitting these for Christmas presents. I started to crochet one a couple of evenings ago but it's not as pretty as yours.

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  15. I def fancy making one, its gorgeous, love it!!!
    Lots of love Karen x

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  16. How cute are these?! I love the gray and oatmeal colors too. I need to learn how to knit, I tell ya!

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  17. Totally gorgeous!!! Will definitely add this pattern to my list of to-makes. I made a headband a wee while ago for Miss 4. She has a habit of adding to her pjs once we've put her to bed. Last night she had put her headband on so when she got up this morning she looked like a 70's John McEnroe - hilarious!!

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  18. So fab, dear. You model it well, also! Making me wish I had longer hair.

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  19. That's pretty! Love the modelling too :-) It might not cost much in the shops to buy one but yours looks better and you can use the couple of quid for more wool. See my genius is showing through but that's also why I'll never be rich, lol!

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  20. Ooh,I need one of these to keep my ears warm on my walks with Bella.I wouldn't look as lovely as you do in yours though.These would make great Xmas pressies.
    Thanks for your lovely comment.
    Have a happy weekend. :0)

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