A new hairstyle needs….

A new hairpiece. Or in this case, a lacy knitted headband.
The specifics:

Pattern: Lacy Hair Tamers (Interweave Knits webknits – this may have been a subscriber exclusive that I printed off when last December was free)
Yarn: Knitpicks Gloss (70% merino wool, 30% silk) in Woodland Sage
Needles: US 2 (bamboo)
Size: Fits me. (It hadn’t yet been blocked for these photos)
Time: Knit in one day
Mods: Yarn sub. Also, I grafted the two pieces together instead of doing the version of the 3 needle bind-off described in the pattern.
Pattern notes: Line 9 in the chart has an awkward double YO. I found that it stopped being akward when in the next row I purled the second yo through the back loop.

General thoughts – I was suprised that this pattern didn’t have a grafted center (you knit two pieces bottom up and join at the top) – it just seemed like it should have one. So I decided to add one. The 3 stitch garter edging was a bit intimidating – but I think that I managed to make it look pretty seamless.

This picture shows the join better – I can see the kitchenering, but then again I’m a knitter – and this hasn’t been blocked yet.

I really liked this pattern. I’d been pondering the idea of a knitted headband for a while and this was great – just the right amount of lace and a great lesson in headband construction. Now I want to get my hands on some more of this great yarn and make some more in other colors with other designs.

Also, my hair is nowhere near this red – or any red at all. Oh, the crazyness of digitalizing colors found naturally.

Also, I do like the Knitpicks Gloss. It’s got a perfect amount of shine. It’s not as soft as 100% merino (obviously), but I think that for classy socks (or accessories) this yarn is absolutely perfect. I’ll be using it again.

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6 Responses to “A new hairstyle needs….”


  1. 1 Mary Lynn September 29, 2006 at 7:33 am

    Very cool headband. My daughter would love it! I always forget about making things like this when I need a knitting fix!

    Hope you enjoyed Grey’s last evening. Did you have a muffin this morning?

  2. 2 Karen September 29, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    Oh, that is really pretty! I couldn’t see the join at all in the picture. Very nice!

  3. 3 Punkin September 29, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    Love your headband!
    Thank you for your help with finding numbered beads.

  4. 4 nush October 1, 2006 at 10:29 am

    It’s really cute. Every time I visit your blog I want to knit the same things that you have.

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  6. 6 ljallasia November 16, 2013 at 1:35 am

    I love your ” a new hairstyle…” headband. My niece would go wild if I can surprise her with one for Christmas. Where can I get the pattern?


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