I’ve always liked the word “autumn” better than “fall”, but what I didn’t know is that the former is used more in British English, while the latter is used more in American English! In Canada, people use both interchangeably, and as a side plug for linguistics, I think that’s a super neat example of sociolinguistics. Anyways, in response to the changing seasons, I whipped up a couple of quick headbands!
Last month, I was part of a fundraising effort that was obtaining gift cards for Tim Horton’s to share with the less fortunate populations in Edmonton. The idea was that by allowing them to purchase a cup of coffee with dignity, they would also have a way to access warm shelter during times of bad weather. What made this fundraiser extra fun was the fact that my friend and I chose to match every $10 donated with a handmade item! In part of this making blitz, I managed to come up with this pattern using some yarn scraps for a cute headband / earwarmer!
Crafting is always more fun when it’s done together, so when my friend asked if I wanted to help her make Disney-themed headbands for her, I jumped at the opportunity! She’s heading Disney World over the Christmas break, so this was a perfect post-exam activity. We ended up making two headbands, one crocheted and one out of felt.
Whenever winter hits, I always find that the hoods on my coat never stay on my head. On top of that, I’m much too absent-minded to carry a toque around with me, so my poor ears always end up suffering the brunt of the cold. I decided that headbands are my best shot to saving my ears this winter, so I went ahead and used up some scraps of yarn and tinkered with stitches until I came up with a pattern that I was happy with.
I’m so excited to share with you guys the very first item that I’ve ever made without following someone else’s pattern! I was inspired by a chevron blanket that has been in my family for as long as I can remember. As it turns out, before my mom got too busy taking care of all four of us, she used to be pretty crafty! I’ll definitely be taking some time to talk about her in the weeks to come. Anyways, without further ado, here is my first pattern!
This year, Christmas is going to be a very hand-made affair for me! One of the easiest gifts for me to work up were these braided headbands. I thought they were adorable when I saw the pattern, and they reminded me of knitting, which I love the look of, but I’m not quite as good at it – I prefer to crochet.