Friday, February 7, 2014

FO Friday: Calorimetry times two

I don't know about you but I adore headbands and head wraps of all sorts. They're cute and girly, and practical too. however, I can't wear them much in winter, because woolly head wraps aren't enough to keep my head warm. I need hats (preferably berets), or my sinuses start complaining.

I've had Calorimetry (the very popular knitted headband from knitty) on my Ravelry queue for ages, but never got around to knitting it for the same reason. however, I recently promised headbands to two friends, and this seemed a good pattern to use.

I tried wrapping my short rows for the headbands because I didn't like the holes in the fabric. I also used buttonhole stitch to tidy up the two buttonholes. Since my yarn for both headbands was solid (stash yarn) I embellished them with crocheted Irish roses.

Quite proud of the crocheted roses actually. Crochet is not my strong point!

My friends were quite pleased :)

Headband 1:

Yarn: Knit Picks Brava worsted (dove colorway)
Needles: US 7, 4.5 mm
Hook: 4 mm

Headband 2:

Yarn: Cascade Eco+ (grey purple)
Needles: US 9, 5.5 mm
Hook: 5 mm

Sending today's post to FO Friday, Fiber Arts Friday and for the first time, Creative Friday


  1. They are adorable! I love the flower, must go queue that pattern for suture reference. Stay warm!!! Teen temps here today!!! But at least it will get to mid 30's for the weekend. And then back to 20's. Brrr!!! I need more sweaters. LOL

  2. The flowers make the headbands, very pretty!

  3. I'm normally not a knitted headband person but I love both of yours. Just queued the pattern.

  4. Your friends look so stylish and lovely wearing their headbands! I have had this pattern in my faves for a looong time, too. Wonder if it would work with fine, thin hair like mine. Your friends have enviably thick long hair :)

  5. So stylish and beautiful! I want :D You are amazing at this :)


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