November 7, 2012

"Big Girl Stuff...."

                                                     

                                             
                                               Time for some BIG GIRL glam!

I absolutely loved making this Bride-to-be headband!  Soft, blingy and oh so bride-to be"ish" for a friend's upcoming engagement photos.   

Yarn is Andes Alpaca in "Pearl" made by Yarn Bee and available at Hobby Lobby.  It's a super soft blend of 15% alpaca and 85% acrylic in worsted weight.  For the record, I adore working with any alpaca blend because it's so feminine and pretty...just enough fuzziness to make it pretty, durable enough to wash and wear easily.
 


I combined two different patterns to get just the right look for this headband.  Band was made by chaining 60, slip stitch to form large loop, chain 3 and double crochet around for six rows in total.  Started with a J (6.00mm) hook to give it a bit more stretch then completed the body with an I (5.50mm) hook.  A slip stich was done after row 6 to give it a nice clean edge.  Flower is from Sweet Kiwi Crochet on Ravelry here.  Add a touch of glitz with a rhinestone button and it's a soft, warm headband for the upcoming Winter.

                                                            This bride is ready!

 

3 comments:

Shari said...

It's very nice...you did a great job!

Shari said...

It's very nice...you did a great job!

Anonymous said...

looked nice but when I was done it was bigger then the start?