It’s a running joke around here: I crochet so often, every day, and for so many people, yet here it is – the middle of winter, and I still don’t have a winter hat or scarf. I have to borrow one from a family member. I don’t do this on purpose. There are plenty of cute things in my queue for myself, but I seem to either overestimate how much time I have left before winter or tell myself that I want to finish up a project before starting something new (ha!).
I went out yesterday for a quick run to the store to stock up on some essentials that we were running low on, and my loose hood and cold ears made me revisit my decision to put off my own warmth. So yesterday I finally took the time to make something up for myself.
This is my new winter crochet headband, a great way to keep my ears warm no matter what coat or sweater I’m wearing. It was an incredibly easy pattern that was done in less than an hour (I know, I’m already asking myself why I didn’t make one in October). There seemed to be a lot of different ways to make the closure – buttons, ties, elastic bands; I decided to forgo them all and just whipstitch the two ends together. Maybe I have a small head, but the headband fits me perfectly.
On the back, I decided to add a lining for an added layer of warmth and just for a little bit of decoration. I cut a coordinating piece of fabric and sewed it on to the back side of the headband.
I’m so happy with the end result! This little project made my whole day. And even though I keep hoping that summer will be right around the corner, there’s a very good chance that we’ll have at least another four months of cold winter snow around here. So I think this will get put to good use!
Have a great Thursday folks, and stay warm!
~ Mellie ★