The cool fall air has me thinking about knitting and crochet projects. I had to put all of my personal projects on hold while I work through a grueling project deadline but next week I plan on having time to work with yarn no matter what.
Every year I make myself a few new hats, can’t have too many hats. I haven’t decided yet which ones I will make but I’m thinking about this one from Tiny Owl Knits. Last year I made the meow mitts for my daughter for Xmas and I loved the design so much I can’t wait to make more of her patterns.
I also plan to make myself another one of these vintage turbans this year but I think I’ll use a really fuzzy wool this time, maybe in pink…
You can get my modern translation of this vintage crochet pattern on Etsy.
I have finally written out my instructions for the crochet turban that I have been making for several years. It was inspired by this great vintage pattern that I found in a box of old sewing things that was left behind in the first house I bought.
It was such a beautiful and simple pattern that I had to give it a try. I experimented with it until I got the pattern exactly how I wanted it with the inexpensive modern yarns I could buy at the craft store. I love to crochet but I am hardly a yarn snob. If I only bought the beautiful but expensive yarns from the yarn shop I would never finish anything. Knitting and crochet, for me, is all about the fun and having great accessories that I can wear (until I’m tired of them and pack them up to be rediscovered later) or give to friends and family as gifts, and no one ever complains that the yarn should have cost more.
So, now you can purchase a copy of my crochet turban pattern at my Etsy store and when you do I will include the entire original vintage pattern as well. I’m imagining seeing turbans of every color imaginable all over the place, a turban revolution if you will.
Enjoy! – Jeni
I’m really excited about an early spring this year and I’ve been sewing away getting lots of new products ready for the etsy shop and for the craft shows I plan to do this summer.
I’ve been working on recycling men’s work shirts, one of my favorite materials, into turbans, scarves, skirts and so on…
I love these shirt collar scarves.
The snows of winter will soon turn into the rains of spring and what better way to keep your hair dry? This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time now and the pattern took awhile to get just right. I wanted it to be lightweight yet sturdy; modern yet reminiscent of the one my grandma wore. It comes in a cute little cotton bag too.
I’ll share more of my spring projects soon and will start adding new items to the etsy store at the end of the month during my 2011 re-launch.
Crochet turbans are finally done! These deceptively tricky hats have taken me awhile to perfect but with the help of a friend who was willing to wear my first results I think I finally nailed it. These will be up on the Etsy site soon and I will be adding more items to the store through Thanksgiving.
For local shoppers you should be able to find these soon at The Brush Factory.
I don’t have much time to post these days as I scramble to finish up my thesis. Here are a couple of hats that I finished recently. I work on the accessories when I get frustrated with the actual garments…