Mittens and Headbands
As autumn comes around we start thinking of mittens and scarves, hats and headbands. So here is a little pattern I worked on, oh some time ago, and only now have managed to write up the pattern. It is one of the most time consuming parts of pattern designing and not much fun for me. I really have to be strict with myself to get it all together, I would much rather be crocheting instead or better yet out in the countryside enjoying nature and taking photos.
When I first made these mittens I was thinking of a quick and simple pattern for mittens, which can be made from cotton for those days or evenings when a little warmth on your hands is all you need and it doesn't have to be full-blown woollen warmth, although you can easily use this pattern to make yourself a lovely pair of mittens and headband using a lovely pure merino wool yarn.
My love of Bendigo Woollen Mills
I just love the yarns from Bendigo Woollen Mills in Australia, my favourite has to be their 8ply and 4ply pure cotton. These cotton yarns are just so soft and come in nice big balls of 200g. Just perfect for large projects and helps you eliminate continually having to hide yarn ends.
OK that's enough said about the cotton yarn, they also carry a good range of other yarns. It is well-worth visiting their website, even with shipping costs their prices are quite reasonable.
DO check the lovely BWM yarns HERE and see for yourself.
Simply perfect Fingerless Mittens and Mobius Headband with a ribbed and textured pattern. Trimmed with a simple contrast at cuff edge and palm edge.
Crochet in the round, no seams to sew. Wear the mittens on either hand. Pattern is the same for both left and right mittens.
Mobius Headband is worked in the round, tapered width at back and complimented with a simple contrast edge.
Size: Ladies M/L = medium to large. Hints for adjusting size are included with pattern instructions.
Basic Stitches: single, double, front/back post double crochet
Yarn: Bendigo Cotton 8ply
Yarn substitutes: Rowan Belle Organic DK, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK or any other similar yarn
Hook: 3.5mm or 4mm
Terminology: USA American crochet terms
LILAC Crochet Mittens and Headband PATTERN
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