Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chain-less Foundation Heart Headband

Need a simple project for Valentines day! This one is perfectly sweet! 

Chain-less Foundation Heart Headband

Materials : Small amounts Thick and Thin Handspun Wool Yarn (wpi 3-4-5) 
I get mine from Ilashdesigns

N/P -15- hook (10.00 MM) 
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Measuring Tape 

You can really make this any size but I'm focusing on NB

(you can find a general sizing chart here for any size) 

For Newborn we want it to measure around 13 inches. This headband will have about a two inch stretch so it can fit 13-15 inches (nb-3month) 

We are going to use a method called a chain-less foundation. If you don't know how to do it. I have a video linked up to help here


- work a sc chain-less foundation for about 20 chs (measure your headband un-stretched. Should be about 13 inches long. You may need to increase or decrease your stitches based on the type of yarn used)
 Join to 1st ch, (be sure your work is not twisted ) Fasten off and weave in ends. 

*Note if you work your ends to the right side of the headband you can tie it off and the heart will cover it! 

Heart Appliqué

Pattern use with permission by Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs
-This is actually a design by my late Grandmother! 

 (N- Hook) -
Round 1 -Ch 3, work in the first ch from the END, 3 tr, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, ch 2, sl st, leave a 8 in tail of yarn, and pull to the back.

Closing the Hole in the Center:
Thread the tail of yarn on to the yarn needle, then on the back side of the heart draw the yarn through all the loops in the circle, and secure the yarn. Fasten off but leave about 8-10 inches to attach to headband. 

Attached the heart to the seam where we joined the headband. It will hide it nicely! Try to weave off your ends to the back stitches of the heart. That will keep your work secure and no knots of loose ends in the headband itself. 

*Other yarn options.
 I've seen several stores coming up with a non-wool thick and thin you can try these or you can also use your favorite bulky weight or two strands of worsted Weight for this project. Just be sure to measure your headband so that it is two inches smaller than the size of the head measurement  and it will come out fine!

If you have any questions or see any mistakes (which happen :P) Feel free to contact me using the contact tab and I will try to get back to you within 24 hrs!


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Sherri said...

These are simply adorable! Can't wit to make some! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

These are so creatively cute made with the thick and thin yarn. I want to make one for my granddaughter to wear. Can you tell me the type and color of thick and thin yarn you used? I went to the Ilash link, but wasn't sure which one to get. Thanks so much.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Here is the direct link to what I use -

Anonymous said...

Do you have written patterns for the SC, HDC, & DC chainless foundations you use? Thank you

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