Rose and Violet Creams Headband and Scarf Set
Inspired by some of my favourite sweets, I designed a headband and scarf set with a crocheted cable base adorned with simple crocheted roses and violets resembling fancy chocolates decorated with crystalised flowers. You don’t have to choose chocolate coloured yarn though; how about a grey one too with the flowers made up in the leftover scrap yarn from many favourite projects, like a stone path in a cottage garden with unexpected flowers popping up here and there. Would someone you love enjoy these healthy high fibre, low sugar sweet treats as a gift, or might you treat yourself? The hairband is sized in eight increments from 35cm (14”) baby to 61 cm (24”) large adult head. Please take the usual precautions when choosing and using
wearables for young or vulnerable people, e.g. those unable to adjust clothing and accessories that slip out of position.
This is a lovely way to keep warm and enjoy the pleasure of blooms throughout the winter. The flowers are fun to work as you see them turn from yarn into something so recognisable and the open crochet cables are a very enjoyable and effective
technique to get an interesting textural look in your crochet and a warm, well-fitting accessory too.
- Up to 400m (440yds) fluffy DK yarn or smooth worsted/aran for main colour (MC). I used Rowan Alpaca Classic in mine, an alpaca cotton blend.
- Up to 85m (90yds) fluffy DK yarn or smooth worsted/aran for the rose contrast colour (CC1). I used Rowan handknit cotton and Alpaca Classic in different versions of mine.
- Up to 25m (30yds) DK/sport/4ply/fingering weight cotton for the violets (CC2). I used Rowan Cotton Glacé.
- Up to 25m (30yds) fluffy green DK yarn or smooth worsted/aran for the leaves (CC3)
- 5m (5yds) yellow embroidery/button/fine crochet thread
- 4.5mm hook (US 7) and 3.25 mm hook (US D/3) or suitable hook to achieve desired texture and tension
- 4 removable stitch markers/short yarn scraps
- Yarn needle and scissors
This is designed to be a very flexible pattern where you can adjust the length to suit your preference, size and style and arrange the flowers entirely as you wish, so yardage may vary for each version.
Tester feedback suggests that this pattern is most suited to a crocheter who already has some experience rather than a completely new crocheter due to it’s flexible nature and some techniques such as cables and unusual features of the flowers. I have tried to include helpful photos of the trickier techniques, so don’t be put off trying if you have a little experience.