I got to go to an awards ceremony last weekend. It was very fancy-shmancy with a red carpet and minor celebrities and everything. Ooh la la! I knew what I was going to wear (ahem, not an evening gown), but my hair is at an awkward stage. It doesn't exactly do 'styles' right now.
I guess the picture was a spoiler alert, but I made a headband to hold my Used-To-Be-Bangs back, and the quasi-french twist in place. Crisis averted.
But wait! Who could have ever guessed that it would become my favorite accessory this week? I have since then worn it to the beach, and to Target, and around the house, and I have looked fabulously stylish. So thank you, awkward length hair, for requiring some crocheted awesomeness. Not having to push my bangs back a hundred times a day has been amazing.
Okay, so the pictures don't really do it justice. It's subtly sparkly and bronze, instead of a brownish rust color. Trust me, it would look awesome in any color though. In fact, I made two more using size 3 crochet cotton, and they turned out awesome as well.
If you'd like to make one too, it was really easy.
R1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook 2 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 17 sc, 10 hdc, 70 dc, 10 hdc, 17 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, ch 1, turn.
R2-3: (working in back loops only) 2 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 17 sc, 10 hdc, 70 dc, 10 hdc, 17 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, ch 1, turn.
R4: (working in back loops only) 2 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 17 sc, 10 hdc, 70 dc, 10 hdc, 17 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Wear to a Minor Awards Ceremony and look fabulous!
I think you could also add a few more rows to make it thicker and it would still look super cute. You could also turn it around so the sassy knot is in the front. In fact, combine those two ideas and you've got a rockabilly head wrap worthy of your victory rolls! Wait, do you wrap up the back if you pin up the front? Okay, well even if that's not really a style, trust me, it would be cute.