Five Headband Gifts

I wanted some fun, quick knits that could also double as stocking stuffers. Since the weather has been warmer, I decided headbands were a more versatile choice than hats. The colors were chosen to match the clothing of friends and family members. The central headband used 2 yarns: a worsted weight yarn and a complementary variegated mohair accent yarn for the cables.

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Lavender Cliffs Yarn

Lavender Cliffs Yarn

Mom has been wearing the two red, cabled headbands that I knitted her for a few years now, so I thought I would give her another one to match her new outfit, which comprises a lavender colored blouse and medium grey pants.
Although the photograph doesn't really show the "lavender" shade in the Brown Sheep Co., Nature Spun "Lavender Cliffs" or the similar color in the variegated mohair blend yarn, it does give an idea of the color range of her headband. The "braided" portion of the headband was knitted with the variegated mohair and solid color worsted weight yarns held together.

Better Button Choice

Ruth's Fair Isle style sweater coat was not working for her, because the buttons it came with were inappropriate for the structure of the garment. The coat did not look appealing if worn unbuttoned and the heavy buttons were inadequately supported by the fabric.
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