What I’ve learned, but don’t yet understand why, is that children’s clothing is expensive. A cute dress can cost just as much as something I would buy myself even though its made with considerably less yardage. The same goes for accessories.
I have been trying to be frugal so I have been making little things here and there. Several months ago, I knit up this headband for my daughter using some scrap yarn. It’s so simple I wanted to share how I did it.
- Using the largest recommended needle for the yarn’s weight, cast on 8 stitches.
- Knit until you are about an inch less than the child’s head circumference. Cast off.
- Sew ends together.
(If you are particularly good at knitting, you could use a provisional cast on. Then you could graft the end with the cast on for a seamless join.)
My friend Enna gave me a lot of crocheted flowers from her swatch pile that I tie into the seam on the headband. Because she left long tails, I can easily untie and attach a different flower. You could use a large button or attach a bow.
These crafty accessories are so my style. They look earthy and classic. Because the garter stich is being stretched vertically, it is very elastic and fits for a long time. It serves the same purpose as a ribbing stitch, but it is also so much simpler.
I hope that this inspires you to make something that hasn’t been patterned.