Friday, October 26, 2012


by Kelly

One set complete! One pair of mittens and one headband/earwarmer, sized for kids 6-12.  The mittens are from the book Patons Next Step Seven.

The headband is from DROPS design and is also available as a free pattern, either on Raverly or here. I adapted it slightly to fit a smaller head by dropping the last increase. And while I was looking for a page to link to, I found this page of other DROPS designs for headbands, so I can make more in different styles. I think these would be a great alternative to winter hats, especially for girls with long hair or ornate hair styles.

I love the fact that I can learn new things and at the same time help others stay warm this winter. I feel much better about knitting lots of colourful mittens if I'm not just tossing them in a bin to store in my closet. And speaking of learning new things, I'm working on an interesting hat project:

The idea here is that you knit it flat and then fold it into a hat shape and seam it up. I have my doubts, but the end result is so cute that I have to give it a try. Stay tuned for the results.

Now if only I could find a way to knit with all these beautiful autumn leaves that are lying all over the place. That would be recycling that I could get excited about.

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