Crochet Headbands

While I was visiting in Canada the last couple of weeks (I’m finally home after a long drive on icy roads), I begged my sister Ada to teach me to crochet.  With the first headbands we made, she was very friendly and helpful at first, but before I knew it she was telling me to read the instructions myself and figure it out.  I think she even used the phrase “Give a man a fish…” more than once.  At that point I told her she was fired and that YouTube was hired.  For the record, I’m not a fast learner :).

For the first headbands, we used this pattern from 4T Designs, and here’s how Ada’s turned out:
Alright, you know I can’t resist a good laugh, even if it’s about me.  This is what mine looked like:
Laugh it up, I don’t mind :).  I’m the first to admit that I’m FAR from perfect.  The pattern was great, it was the crocheter that wasn’t so great.
For my second project I made myself figure out how to read the pattern myself and Ada and I got along much better.  She also let me talk her and my niece into being my models, which totally made up for any previous rudeness.  Hehe, just kidding, I wouldn’t have given up on me a lot sooner than she did!
I used this pattern from Shana’s shop.  Speaking as a beginner crocheter, it was a really easy pattern to follow, and I would definitely use it again.  It’s even totally symmetrical and I would wear it in public!
My favorite part about wearing headbands in the winter is how functional they are.  I love wearing toques, but I hate having to wear one when my hair’s done.  It seems like I just never do my hair when the weather’s bad.
I think my next project will be to make the first headband again, and do it right this time :).

I will be linking up to a few of these fabulous parties!

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  1. You’re doing great! This is seriously a new skill for you? I’ll have to check out that pattern – it’s really cute!

  2. Soooo cute! I want one:) you know we’ve been friends for a long time and I am still waiting for something made by you;)

  3. Those are adorable! I love them! I’m glad you made it home safely. Sorry the roads were nasty. It was so nice to be able to see you while you were here! :)

  4. I always thought crocheting was such a grandma sport but those are just amazing! When I finally master my sewing machine and all the other bazillion projects I have on the go I just might give it a try.

    PS Gray and I will be done school next December but good guess!

  5. You did great! I learned how to crochet almost a year ago. My mom was great at it but I had never learned. I am glad I took the time to do it because it is great fun to do and make up your own stuff! I’m going to buy this pattern. It’s adorable and I want to make some for my sisters.

  6. Oh my! Those are beautiful. Great job. It doesn’t look like you’re a beginner at all! I might have to buy that pattern.

  7. These look terrific! Sometimes you just want warm ears and not total hat head. Do you have an etsy shop?

  8. Love these! You and your sister did an amazing job :)
    I am too cheap to buy the pattern, so I just whipped one up, I love it I am now in the process fo the third one so far :)

  9. These are beautiful! Fabulous job! I think I will have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing the link to the pattern!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  10. Darling! I have been thinking about giving one of these a try and appreciate the pattern links. Congratulations to you for learning to crochet! It’s so much fun.

  11. I have a hard time teaching or learning from family members sometime! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

  12. I absolutely adore these. They are similar to the “buffs” you seen in the reality show “Survivor” but without the logos. For those bad hair days, these are long enough to cover up the mess in a sassy way. :) For the non-bad hair days, they can be used in multiple ways to create a cute hairdo. I have already washed a couple and they hold up well. So excited to have to found these.
    Dawn J. Reddrik

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