A Quartet of Headbands

This week, summer finally showed up in the Pacific Northwest – I realize that most of the rest of the country is in a record breaking heat wave but here in Oregon/Washington, it had been quite a chilly, rainy June.  But no more!  Now with the warmer weather, we are all scrambling to ditch our wool sweater projects and looking for some knitting/crochet projects that we can work on that won’t overheat us and that will be useful, whatever the temperature.

As it happens, Allyson Dykhuizen has a new free pattern that fits perfectly.

This is her Quartet of Headbands – 4 cute and light projects, perfect to knit up & wear immediatly, no matter the weather.  Three of them are made with 1 skein of DK weight yarn (shown in our perfect warm weather yarn Cotlin) and one uses scraps of leftover sock yarn (shown in several shades of Stroll Tonal).

My favorite is the Deep-Textured Bow – a simple and adorable project.  I love the patterning on it and I have been in need of a headband lately, as my hair is getting quite long and I want to keep it out of my face.

Also cute is the patterning on the Eyelet Headband.  Since it’s knit up on larger needles than normal, it works up fast.

But you don’t need to choose one or the other – all four can be downloaded for free right here:

A Quartet of Headbands

We’ve featured Allyson several times on this blog (she’s behind the great blog The Sweatshop of Love as well the new Holla Knits) – and if you check out the July catalog, you’ll see that she is our IDP featured designer!  We just adore her and are so happy to work with her so often.  Check out some of her other designs below:

Allyson’s IDP patterns

Holla Knits patterns

Holla Knits collection

Have a great weekend everyone!