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I've been into unusual (but simple) construction techniques lately, and this one is certainly both. Off, it looks nothing like a headband. It looks...well, I don't know. Like some sort of little hammock for ferrets, maybe. But on, it works very well:
Not quite a headband, not quite a hat...but infinitely useful. Keeps your ears warm and your hair in check. I think it would be great for dreads...I almost want to dread my hair just so I can have more of an excuse for wearing it every other day. Yes, it does have a little wrinkly/gathery bit down near the back, but I kind of like that about it. It's kind of reminiscent of a headscarf and when you want that extra fabric to cover your ears better, you're glad it's there. I may try and rework it later with some decreases to get rid of it, though.