pattern: west lynn headwrap


Show off some retro flair with a chic headband that is both stylish and functional. Keep your ears warm and bust your stash at the same time! You only need a skein (less than 132 yards) to make this headwrap.

Note: Some lovely folks have made this pattern and reported that this turns out very large on them. Admittedly, I have a big head and very thick hair, so you may need to size down if you're not in the same predicament as myself. I wrote up some tips on resizing here.

Materials:
1 skein of worsted weight yarn (Recommendations: Cascade 220 (Regular or Superwash), Berroco Vintage Worsted, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted, Plymouth Encore Worsted, Plymouth Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash, Classic Elite Portland Tweed)
US G (4mm) crochet hook
tapestry needles (for weaving in ends and seaming band)

Sizes:
Adult woman's S/M(M/L)

Gauge:
4 dcs = 1"

Note:
I highly recommend you take the time to watch the videos and use the chainless foundation dc st to start this off. It's super easy, and will ensure a nice, stretchy headwrap. You can start with making a foundation ch of 83+3 sts, but I find foundation chains to be rather taut. Stretchy is good for this project!


Pattern:


Wrap:
Using foundation dc method, make 78(84) dc sts (where the beginning ch3 counts as the first dc st).


Then join in the round.


Now you have a complete round of (78)84 dc sts (counting ch3 as first dc).

Rounds 2-7: Ch 3, dc in each dc to end. Join with top ch of ch3 at the beginning of the round with a sl st. (78)84 sts.
After 7th round, cut yarn, pull through, and fasten.

Band:
Using foundation dc method, make 5 dc sts (counting ch3 as first dc st).
Row 2-5: Dc in each dc. Ch 3, turn.

Finishing:
Weave in ends on wrap.
Put band around wrap, and seam ends of band together to make a loop. Center it around the joins of the round to conveniently hide them! Weave in ends on band.

Put on, feel très chic, and enjoy your cappuccino.



Disclaimer: please make as many as you like, but don't sell this pattern or the finished product! Thanks!

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3 comments:

  1. I followed this exactly and it came out too big even though I followed with the lesser stitches. It's still really cute though, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I admittedly have an enormous head and lots of big hair... if you want to make it a bit smaller you can follow this re-sizing guide: http://www.sportsandstitches.com/2012/03/wrapping-your-head-around-west-lynn.html

      Cheers!

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  2. This is so cute and easy.. thanks for including the videos! Love this pattern!

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