Knit Headbands

Last week, there was one really nice day where the weather was fairly warm, though the breeze was just a bit too much for the babe. She kept wiping the hair out of her eyes, and I know it was bothering her. The only problem is, she doesn’t keep barrettes or ponytail holders in her hair. If she knows something is up there, she will rip it out, so most of the time she goes accessory free. I grabbed an old knit shirt and cut a strip and with a small running stitch sewed the ends together. I made it wide enough that I thought she might not feel it so much on her head. She kept it on the entire time we were out, then promptly ripped it out when we got back inside. I guess having a headband on was less annoying than her hair in her eyes. The great thing about knit fabric is that it doesn’t unravel so you really don’t have to do any hemming. It took me all of about three minutes to make this headband, and most of that was spent looking for a needle. They look so cute, are so easy to make and are great for little and big girls alike. I think I might be whipping myself up some now that we’ll be outdoors more.

sewing • Friday, April 23rd, 2010 • 8 Comments »
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8 Responses to “Knit Headbands”

  1. I could have done with one of those on holiday last year when my hair was longer and kept getting in my eyes – I got so fed up I had it cut short again when we got back home – having taken a year to grow it!!

  2. amanda says:

    You’re a resourceful girl! That looks so cute! I’m really dying to try the headbands in my new ‘Alabama Stitch Book’ Have you seen it? I’m completely smitten! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  3. Jennifer says:

    Amanda, I looked through that book super quickly a long time ago. In fact, I just wanted to look through it at B&N, but they didn’t have it in stock, and of course our library doesn’t either. One day, I’ll flip through it again, I remember liking what I saw.

  4. kendra says:

    i think even the curly-headed males in my family would dig this! great idea!

  5. Charity says:

    This is a great idea – I may need some for myself! 🙂

  6. Emma says:

    Brilliant!!
    You are clever!
    I know what I’ll making tomorrow.
    Have a great weekend.
    em xx

  7. Emily says:

    Great idea! She looks adorable.
    We’ve been blasted by a bunch of wind and storms lately too. Hope you’re having a nice weekend.

  8. Wendy says:

    Oh she looks so cute in it. Clever you, you’re very resourceful.

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