That past few weeks have been tough. My adorable, smiling baby has turned into a sassy, attitude-filled toddler, and my sweet, loving 4-year-old is in a constant power-struggle with said toddler. So Sis found a toy that The Boy hasn’t looked at in 2 years? It’s now THE MOST FUN TOY EVER. He naturally snatches it from her chubby hands; Sis retaliates with an extremely loud and high-pitched shriek, causing painful ear ringing for anyone in the vicinity. I breathe a sigh after both are tucked soundly in their beds, not knowing whether to jump for joy or collapse into bed. Time to crochet has been less frequent, which is not great since it is rather cathartic for me.
Heaven help me.
Last night I was able to catch up on the latest episode of The Walking Dead (which ends on a horrifying cliff hanger), and finished up this adorable (and easy) Simple Chevron Headband I started a few weeks ago. I must say, I LOVE how it turned out. It works up pretty quick even though it’s made with fingering weight yarn. I found easy repetition soothing for my frayed nerves. I might need to make one every night.
Simple Chevron Headband
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Fingering Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in Whisker, Sea Foam and Flamingo)
Size E hook
Needle and Thread
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 2. Sc 3 in next st. Sc 3. Turn. (9 sts)
2. – 4. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 2. Sc 3 in next st. Sc 2. Sc2tog. Turn. (9 sts)
Join 2nd color.
5. – 8. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 2. Sc 3 in next st. Sc 2. Sc2tog. Turn. (9 sts)
Continue this pattern until your band is about 18″, it should have 17 chevrons (4 rows per chevron).
Note: To you make the color changes easier and less noticeable, bring up your color after the second row. For instance, after the 2nd row of the chevron, grab your opposite color and work it into the last st. Then turn, and continue using the same color. This brings up the color so it isn’t as far of a reach when you use in again. Just be sure to bring up your yarn on the same side, so it can be on the inside of the headband when it’s finished.
To finished the headband, cut a length of fold-over elastic about 3″ long and sew it to both ends of your headband, closing it.
You can use your machine or hand sew it. I opted to hand sew it. It doesn’t look pretty from the back, but you can’t see my uneven stitches from the front.
This is the same pattern, but you will work less rows. It should be about 13″ and have 12 chevrons.
Cut your elastic to about 3.5″ – 4″ in length and sew it in place.
How could that innocent, adorable face be so sassy?!
Maybe it just means she will be an outgoing woman with leadership skills.
I’ll take it.
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