Knotted Headband

Happy Spring!

What better way to celebrate the end of this brutal winter (unless your in where I am, because here its is still going strong) than with a new headband pattern!

I guess I am not in the spring frame of mind.

But hey, this cute little pattern takes one episode of Grey's Anatomy to make and you can always make it in advance for that hectic Christmas season (Bee don't start talking about winter again so soon...)

Anyway, here we go!


Knotted Headband Pattern 

Special Stitches:
     -Foundation Single Crochet (fsc)

Materials Used
   - Paton's Decor in Ivory
   - 4mm crochet hook

Crochet in back loops only 

Part A
Fsc 63 + 7 + 7. {If you have a smaller or bigger head, than 63 chains stretched, adjust as needed}. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-7: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. 
Row 8: sc in each st across. Fasten off and leave a long tail. 

Part B
Row 9: Fsc 7  and join in 8th st on Part A with sc. Sc across up to last 7 sts of Part A.  Fsc 7 sts. ch 1, turn.

Row 10-15: sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 16:  sc in each st across. Fasten off and leave a long tail. 

-Sew the two ends on the same side together, starting with the closest corners. 

-Insert one of the ends of the other side through the loop you just finished sewing. 

-sew both of these ends together, one inside the loop and one on the outside of the loop. 
-weave in loose ends 

I am happy with the way it turned out! It is so stretchy and cozy and will make an awesome gift... although who knows when that will happen with this warm weather thing maybe happening eventually. Oh Canada. :)

Anyway, I say it again, 

Happy Spring!


p.s. I lasted a week and a half of my crochet-free study month. Oh well, only 2 and a half weeks to go .

A New Design

I made myself a promise, and its proving hard to keep. I think you crocheters/ knitters out there will understand my struggle...

I gave up crocheting. 

(Gasp! Shock! Oh the horror!) 

I know... It was necessary though. I have had exams and papers and projects galore for school this month, and I just couldn't allow myself to have a yarny project to distract me. 

But giving up all creative outlets has proven impossible, and my cozy little blog got a redesign. I was torn, asking if it was necessary, if it was long overdue... I just didn't know. Theres something terrifying and freeing about pulling away from that comfort zone, and thats what that blog was for me. 

That being said, I am so happy with the result!

Now we will see if I can keep the no-crochet rule up for another 3 weeks... sigghhh. 

Keep smiling, 


Hat and Scarf Set

My march definitely came in like a lion. Waking up to -50 degrees Celsius with blistering winds... lets just hope it goes out like a lamb. Honestly, this winter has been so brutal that even me, the most winter loving Canadian around, has been aching for sunshine. It's at the point where -15 degrees seems like a luxury. Especially when I wake up to frozen water pipes... Sighh

But winter is especially great for yarn. And so the past few weeks (school and work have taken up a lot of crochet time) I have been working on this hat and scarf set. It was my second knitted hat ( I am so in love with it!) and I learned how to Tunisian purl for this awesome Diamonds in the Rough Scarf. Also in love. Although I learned the importance of counting for it, and the importance of using a much bigger than normal hook when working with Tunisian crochet. Lets just say I started over several times before I actually started liking my progress.

Because I wanted to scarf to match the hat (it was requested to be blue and white), I added a row of white single crochets on the edges and learned how to surface crochet around the diamonds. Then went around the whole thing again in blue. 
I am so excited about it. It makes me so happy to make something beautiful for someone. 

Have a wonderfully sheepish March,