This headband is inspired by my baby girl due this March, along with the Cliffrose Shrub planted outside my front door. Last Fall, my heart did the happiest of dances, because my husband and I found out our baby was a girl! Since then, I can’t stop thinking about all the things to make her. Namely, headbands!
Here it is modeled by the lovely, Cora. Thanks again, Katie, for allowing Cora to model for me! She’s lovely in this color, too.
The Cliffrose Shrub, like many desert plants, looks a little sparse, a little scraggly, but makes delicate white blooms. The flowers adorn the shrub with incredible beauty, and the berries resemble little red jewels. Both of these attributes inspire me to seek adventure, notice the details of life, and add a touch of beauty to the every day norm.
The Cliffrose Headband adds a touch of beauty to the person wearing it. My hope is to inspire you, as well, to create a headband for your daughter, niece, a friend’s new baby, or yourself with that adventurous spirit in mind!
The Star and Berry Stitches make up the focal points of this headband. The Stars resemble the delicate flowers, and the Berries resemble the small berry clusters on the shrub. This is the perfect pattern if you’re a beginner looking for new stitches to try!
Below you will find a video tutorial to help with the Star Stitch.
For this headband, I chose Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton yarn. It’s soft, silky, and creates a beautiful fabric. I wanted this headband to be worn in all seasons, so a lighter weight, 100% cotton was the best option. You will need about 25-75yds depending on the size you choose. One skein can easily make two headbands! Who needs a mommy and me matching set?
Substitutes. Feel free to substitute with another other worsted weight (category 4) yarn. I found that the I Love This Cotton is a little lighter than the average worsted weight. Always check your gauge when changing yarns!