I do have one hairband that I knitted but it's rather wide - I'm finding that thin ones work best for me. The thin plastic ones with "teeth" stay put and hold my hair in place great, but I end up with grooves behind my ears (I do have a large head!) and a headache by the end of the day.
Hence the need for some more handmade hairbands. I searched online but none of the free patterns took my fancy.
I am really into crocheted loops, circles, ovals, etc right now - goodness knows where that's come from! Anyway when I was playing with some of my boutone yarn recently I was inspired to come up with this hairband. It's simply made from crocheted ovals sewn together, so you can make it whatever length you need.
It's exactly what I wanted - slim, soft, decorative, doesn't slip. The only problem I found is that the boutone yarn makes my scalp itch - it does have quite a harsh wool element to it. So I'm going to make this again using a cotton blend - and try out some alternative designs too.Before that though, I need to get the second baby project finished.
This time it's for DH's cousin, whose first baby is due on 1st April. I have a good size stash of Rowan All Seasons Cotton, so I'm knitting Lucky from Pipsqueaks in shade Tapestry. Looks like it should be called Buttermilk to me.