Something colourful for a rainy day! Colourful crochet makes me feel so cheerful and just as I took my project to the window to get a photo, the day brightened up slightly, so I felt as if even the weather was cheered up by it! I love using up my scrap yarn when I find a nice selection of leftovers that will work together nicely and am always on the lookout for a great scrap yarn project idea.
I have very mischievous hair. It has committed some dreadful improprieties when I've not kept it sufficiently in check with robust hair accessories. So I thought I'd make a summery cotton hairband to keep it out of my eyes at the very least on breezy days. I chose bright colours to cheer up the grey day and because I thought they'd show up nicely against dark hair. The turquoise, fuchsia and green are aran weight (Drops Paris Cotton) and the orange is either a very light aran or a heavy DK with a lovely twisty texture. I don't know what that is as I got it in a swap but I think it could be Lion Brand 24/7 cotton. The purple edging is a lightweight DK yarn (Rowan Cotton Glace).
I freehanded the hairband and blocked it and I couldn't wait to wear it but although it would definitely keep my hair in check nicely, it's seems a little wide now it's blocked. I tried it on as a choker instead and was surprised how much I like it worn that way. So what do you think: did I make a hairband or a choker?