Sunday, April 24, 2011

Summer Head Scarf


Well.....when I saw this pattern, I thought of folks who have lost their hair for whatever reasons and wondered if this would be a nice alternative.   The title used the words:  

"Crochet A Joan Crawford Silent Movie Gypsy Head Scarf Hat Doo Rag Pirate Hipster Boho"  

I was surprised when I finished it in just a few hours.

I found this yarn on clearance at Hobby Lobby and LOVE it - 50% acrylic, 50% cotton.   Baby Bee in Hushabye Ombre - Sugarplum colorway.




I was even MORE surprised when my gauge was dead-on - the beginning chain of 152 needed to be 40 inches and mine was......40 inches exactly!  I'll admit we had a mini-celebration.  :) The pattern calls for an "H" hook, so I used an "E" since I am such a loose crocheter.  How did it end up so small when my chain was the perfect length?  More "mysteries of Cheri and crocheting".....lol.



So imagine my surprise when my finished scarf was ........way too small??  I had to stretch to get it on my mannequin head, forget me modeling.   So now I guess I need a young girl to give this to?

Anyhoo....I think it is really pretty and a great concept.  Not sure what went wrong.  Should I wet it down and stretch/block it?  I'm so new at all this......but isn't it pretty??










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25 comments:

  1. Hey Cheri. If your going to donate I'm sure there is a little girl that would love it..not sure block stretching will work..being on the head it will need much wash..I'd give to a little girl..you shoudl be proud. GREAT JOB!!! your really doing well, hard to believe your a beginner..take care!!xxx

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  2. It looks like it's big enough around, just not "tall" enough for an adult head. Your chain stitches may have been long enough, but using a smaller hook makes each row shorter which makes the overall hat shorter. I glanced at the pattern just now, and it looks like it decreases every row as you go up. Maybe try doing 3 or 4 rows without decreasing, then follow the pattern as written, to make the hat taller.
    That is such pretty yarn!

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  3. Nicole, I bet you are right about the blocking. Mrs Micawber, thanks for the advice on trying again....I wish I could get it all figured out, but I was just excited I didn't have to frog anything this time!

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  4. Wow! That is really neat! I love people who can do cool stuff like that!

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  5. Beautiful headscarf! I love the colours you've used too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love the colors! It is sooo Spring!

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  7. Pretty design and love the colors!!!

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  8. Pretty I am still wearing my hat!Lovely post and thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  9. very cute love the choice of colors. thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  10. Very Cute! come and join our party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is very pretty I love your color choices, this and a cool flowing skirt would make the perfect spring/summer walking on the beach wardrobe!
    Sherry

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  12. Neat. I've never seen anything like this. Week after week you continue to impress!

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  13. What a great project! I think that it fits who it fits....that is the problem with many patterns and differing yarns and differing tensions per person......I think knit and crochet for people face the same issues that sewing does....it just always needs to be altered to fit just right. I made four knit blocks, out of the same yarn, with the same needles, and I had to block them to make them the same size......The recipient of your gift will love it for the handmade love it carries. There is no easy fix.....smaller head and altered pattern for the next time you make it!

    New follower....you look like you love yarn as I do! Hopped over from the suburbs wednesday party.

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  14. How cute is that?! I love those colors and you are just on a roll with these fabulous creations. :-) Thanks so much for linking it up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  15. You do such a great job always! I haven't had time yet but I can't wait to browse your other projects .)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Make & Share today! sorry about the party linky interruption I promise we'll be back up by next friday .)

    Can't wait to see what you come up with then!

    Christy

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  16. That is totally adorable and I love the color of the yarn. I don't crochet so I don't have any suggestions but it looks like some of these other comments do. There are tons of charitys looking for girl hats so...you shouldn't have a problem finding an owner.

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  17. What a neat pattern!!!

    Jess

    jessecreations.wordpress.com

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  18. Love the colors!!

    Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'. I'll be featuring you on May 3rd, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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  19. I'm so inspired by your knit/crocheted creations...I've got to try something besides a chain stitch!! I'm so glad you linked this up at the Tuesday To Do Party! I can't wait to see what you share next time!
    Smiles!!!
    Jami

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  20. I'm sure some little girl will be thrilled to wear it. You could donate it to a children's hospital, maybe, if you aren't looking to sell it.

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  21. Very cool. Kind of a 70's vibe. Makes me think of Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. :)
    Thanks for sharing it on Motivated Monday.
    Pam

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  22. Does the scarf get warm on your head? I have very thin hair and I am trying not to wash it everyday and this might be a good way for me to cover up my not so nice greasy second day hair- anyway thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday- hope to see you this week!

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  23. Wow! That's a creative take on the good ol' doo rag! :) Very colorful and Spring-y feeling too! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

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  24. I have a skirt that would complement that scarf perfectly...

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back this week!

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Thanks so much for your lovely comments!