Back in March I needed a quick knit. A palate cleanser, if you will, after finishing The Shift Cowl. (Okay, technically I haven’t actually finished that cowl since I need to sew the seam but still, the knitting is done.)
I searched my Ravelry queue and found the Headband With a Twist by Mirella Moments. I checked the stash and found some leftover Woolen Rabbit WW Kashmir in the color Forever in Blue Jeans. And I cast on.
It’s was a fun and easy project knit entirely in English rib, which is soft and squishy and, ironically, very similar to brioche. (We aren’t talking about brioche right now, though, okay? That’s right . . . the hat is still not done.)
The twist is perfectly clever and easily managed in the sewing together of the two ends. I hope I won’t need to wear this for a good long while but when I do need something warm for my head I’m ready!
You’re savoring the brioche experience not procrastinating, right? Not that I would know how that happens. (cough, cough)
Mary K. in Rockport says
That headband looks very tempting….
I love the color of that yarn, Carole, and I am not a blue person. I would love to see that headband on you. Bet it looks great. I have been thinking of knitting one of those, and this is great encouragement. I am also thinking that brioche is a “never knit” for me based on many reviews, including yours!
That is cute! And sadly, we could still use a hat outside… frost this morning again. This is the year that the cold just won’t end!
I still need to knit one of these — every time I see one, I can’t help but think how adorable it is, and yours is no exception! I hope you won’t have any need for it anytime soon and can put it away until fall.
I got on a bit of a tear with that headband pattern earlier this year! I made . . . 3 or 4? Addicting, easy, satisfying. And as much “brioche” as I want to deal with (just sayin). I love that color! XO
That is a cute and clever headband! You are the boss of your knitting and I know you’re determined, but you could also frog the hat and never speak of brioche again. (Who needs a hat when you have a cute headband?)
Heh, heh…New England…don’t pack that super cute headband yet! Really pretty Carole!
I love that headband. I have a few Elisbeth headbands (and hats) made from Kim’s yarn. Yummy! I’ll have to try this one.
Can’t tell you how many times I’ve ripped back my Shift Cowl. Apparently I can’t count, nor remember to increase on BOTH ends of a right side row. Started a Musselburgh hat with Gauge Dye Works Whiskey in a Teacup shawl yarn so I’ll have something mindless to knit when I’m ready to throw the Shift across the room…
I just happened to stop by for a visit now that I don’t see your blog posts on Facebook and was so pleased to see this! I LOVE it! I am a huge fan of headbands to keep my ears warm and wwkashmir is my favorite yarn to wear. ??
oh that’s a great pattern and you had the perfect yarn! *bookmarking for the fall!
I love this pattern. Back in normal times, right after the pattern came out, a colleague of mine (Kate, who I taught to knit) made four of these in varying child sizes. I found out that she made them for another colleague: he and his wife were fostering three little girls from South America, and they had a little girl of their own. Kate said she figured the little girls would appreciate warm headbands for the coming winter. So nice of her, and I always think fondly of the other colleague and his wife who opened their home to those little girls!