This is the sixth pattern from the Leisure Arts booklet, "Caps, Hats and Helmets". This time it's not a cap, hat or helmet though; it's a headband. It uses Afghan aka Tunisian stitch. I think this is the second project I've finished with this technique.
The pattern uses 1 ounce of sport weight yarn and a size G aghan hook and regular hook. This was a great project for some smaller leftover yarn and I had the perfect yarn for this. I forgot to take a photo but it's Knitting Fever Painted Mist in the color Cirque Mystique. I used most of it for this cowl:
The pattern used a slight variation on a basic afghan stitch where it increased on one side and decreased on the other. This gives the finished headband it a bias cut look. I didn't have a size G tunisian hook so I just used a regular G hook and this worked fine. The headband isn't wide enough to need the longer hook.
The instructions were easy to follow and didn't make me look up how to do the stitch. They included photos of the different steps to make it even easier. This is a great pattern for someone who is a beginner to tunisian crochet like me. It's worked as a long rectangle that's sewed up in the back and then an edging is added. I made this headband in just a couple of hours.
Headbands aren't something I would usually wear. They tend to slide right up my head and look ridiculous but I do love how the yarn did some self striping on this pattern. I'm giving this a 5 out of 5. The pattern is well written for beginners. It's fast and it fits!
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I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.