Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Maner- Free Pattern

This pattern is temporarily unavailable while it's revamped

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.

25 comments:

  1. I love this!

    Finally, someone knitting something that doesn't look like it was made for a depressed middle-aged housewife stuck in the late '80s.

    ...But I'm new to knitting -- what length of circular needles should be used?

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  2. Thanks! You're probably best off using a short one, I usually use 16 inch for pretty much everything.

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  3. Thanks!

    I realized I think this headband only looks good if you have long hair.

    I wish someone would come up with headband as cute as this one that would look good on those of us with shorter hair who are trying not to chop off all their hair so it can grow long and look good in headbands like "Maner" ... just puttin it out there...

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  4. Haha, well I've realized that it looks way better with my hair up than down, so it might look good with short hair :-) I don't have anyone handy to try it out on, though.

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  5. I do have dreads and I will definitely try this one out.

    Thea

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  6. Hi,

    Great pattern! I'm just wondering... what was the yardage or approximate amount of yarn you used?

    Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.

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  7. I absolutely love this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Very nice headband. I'm totally gonna try it out. Thanks!

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  9. so i ended up making two of these in one night. they're lovely, thank you so much.

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  10. One of my students wants something just like this for her dreds. Can't wait to get this to her. Thanks!!!

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  11. Great idea! I made a narrower version (short hair + original width = overwhelming) and I love it! I also re-designed it to be longer so there's an overlap - I wear the button on top. I can forward a pic if you're interested. Thanks for posting your cool patterns :)

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  12. My friend and I both made one of these and it is not even close to fitting around our heads..

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  13. I love this pattern so much, but the first and second picture dont look like the same one~~~and i am so confused with the pattern...is it just normal k1 p1 rib for 3"? and no decrease??

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  14. Yep, they're the same, just 1x1 rib for three inches. Some people have done decreases at the corners to shape it a little more elegantly.

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  15. Have you got an approximate yardage used? My yarn doesn't have an ounce amount on the lable...

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  16. Less than 100 yards, but I'm not sure exactly.

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  17. Oh my gosh!!! My hair is growing out and I have crazy curls and I have tried a bunch of head wrap patterns....none before looked good when I was done or fit well. But MANER looks great, was easy to do, and actually FITS!!!! I live on a 16 acre farm and have a devil of a time keeping my hair out of my way when working outside.....MANER is perfect. I'm gonna start my second one right now!!! Thank you!!!

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  18. Thank you! Thank you! This pattern is great and I get more comments on my Maners than I can count. They make great gifts too with not much yarn and not much time.

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  19. Thank you guys! I'm so glad you like 'em! I need to make myself a new one, the original is totally worn out, haha.

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  20. Okay...I don't know if I'm like completely losing my mind or what..lol, when you p2tog...that throws off the k1p1 pattern on that row, correct? If not, I'm not really sure what the heck my issue is here. :P

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    1. It does, yes, but the yo restores order ;-)

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  21. I would like to make this for my granddaughter. When will the pattern be revamped and put back up? Thanks!

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    1. Soon- I want to add some shaping to this one so it sits better ;-)

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