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Calorimetry headband in progress

So I couldn’t help it. I had to take a sanity break from my big brown afghan. I decided to cast on for a Calorimetry headband, just to give myself something new to stare at for a day or two. Now I know why so many people have made them. They’re a quick knit, and as soon as you figure out what’s happening with the short rows, it’s very easy to do.

I tend to go a long time between haircuts and my bangs are always in my eyes. I have trouble with traditional plastic hair bands like you can buy in drug stores and accessory shops, because they’re always a smidge too small for my fat head and they squeeze my brain and give me a headache. Regular stretchy cloth ones are also no good if they’re equally thick all the way around, because they won’t stay secured at the back and bottom of my head.

So the short row design of this one seems like just the thing. I’m doing this one as written so I can see how close I came to getting the size right, but then my very next one will be an in the round version with no finishing, once I’ve figured out the sizing. These can get addictive! Must finish and get back to the blanket.


4 responses to “Calo-what?”

  1. Megan Avatar

    I’m going to make one of these too — I have the same problem with headbands — they never fit comfortably and they give me headaches. The woman I saw said hers fits beautifully and keeps her hair back really well. It was also very attractive.

  2. Trish Avatar

    Testing the comments

  3. Darlene Avatar

    Hey Trish, I hope this works!

  4. Nicky Avatar

    Hiya! I stumbled across here on a bit of a late night procrastination bout and wanted to say that the pattern as written seems to be too big for everyone. Now that might be a gauge thing or a yarn thing, but everyone I know who has knitted it has done better with the reduced size rather than the as-written pattern.

    This is what we did:
    Cast on 108 stitches, repeated row 5 9 times (that’s knitting it 10 times in total), leaving 56 stitches in between the markers and 26 either side. Then repeated row 7 until there were two stitches either side of the markers and finished as stated.

    Here’s a good blog post to show the difference in the finished object:

    Now I’m not sure how far you’re into it or if you want to give the pattern size a go first and see how it turns out …. but just thought I’d let you know in case. 🙂

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