Saturday 14 June 2008

A Delayed Pattern.

I started writing this post for the world wide knitting day but did not feel well enough to complete it. In any case it's a pattern so I am posting it late.
Today is WWIP - World Wide Knit in Public Day and I am interrupting my regular travel update for this.
Hope you guys had a good day. (I will be happy to hear your stories.)
I had a good one too but not exactly as planned.
Earlier this week, DH and I decided that we will have a small couple picnic today so I can celebrate WWIP and he doesn't miss me while I am out. The original plan was for me to go to Sit 'n' Knit New York Meetup in Central Park.
So this morning, we got up at around 12 PM (I know.... ;)), nice start to the weekend right :D
By the time I had prepared the meal for our picnic, (Home Made Potato, Peas and Green Chili and Cilantro Burgers and fresh watermelon.), and were ready to step out of the house, guess what... It started raining :( and with that the grand plans for our picnic went out the window.
Nevertheless, we opened all doors and windows of the living room and set up the picnic food on our floor mattress. We did have fun, it would have been different outside though.

So, just for the day, here is a free pattern of a headband I made up last month. This one could again serve as a good stash busting project and can be worked in any yarn with a suitable crochet hook.

Crocheted Headband (Ravelry Link)

Peaches & Creme Article 930 HC (Colorway 4 Ecru)
Hook: US G hook (4.0 mm)
Abbreviations: sc: Single Chain
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
yo: yarn over
sc: single chain

Step 1. Chain 41
Step 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across till the second last ch. (We have worked one open edge of the base chain.)
Step 3: ch3, 5dc in the same last ch. Turn. (This is the beginning of the broader portion of the headband.)
Correction: Work slip stiches to the 3rd dc of the previous row, ch 3 and 5 dc all in the 3rd dc of the previous row. (24 more times) (Total 25 repeats.)
Step 4: ch3, yo draw through ch3 below, /*yo draw through first 2 loops on hook*/ yo draw through last dc, repeat from /* to */
Step 5: yo draw through ch 3 below, repeat from /* to */ 2 more times.
Step 6: yo draw through all loops on hook.
Step 7: ch 1 to lock all loops.
Step 8: ch 41
Step 9: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in all subsequent chains to the end (40 sc)
Step 10: / ch 3, * 2 sc in the next space on side of headband, 3 sc in the next space /
Step 11: Repeat from / to / till all spaces on one side of headband are covered.
Step 12: { ch3, sc in the back loop of the side chain, sc in the back loop of each base chain to the end, bind off }
Step 13: join yarn on the last sc (place where the tie string transforms into the main headband) on the side of the headband that has not been framed by sc yet.
Step 14: Repeat from { to }
Step 15: Weave in ends.

I just put the notes for this headband together while I was making it. If you feel confused about some steps please feel free to email me.