Last night I finished up another crochet granny square blanket using Caron Cakes variegated yarn and because I’m a stickler for making the border all the same color on these, I usually end up with a good portion of leftover yarn.
I don’t know about you but this drives me crazy. Here’s why:
- If I save it, I end up not knowing what kind of yarn it is so I don’t use it for anything and it goes to waste.
- If I toss it out, it goes to waste immediately.
- I am trying to declutter and eventually downsize my home so I really don’t want excess yarn hanging around.
This time, instead of wasting good yarn, I decided to use my head, or should I say headband?
I went on a Google search and found a genius headband pattern. No, really. That’s what it’s called… The Genius Headband. And it’s called that for good reason. With this one pattern you can use any type of yarn, any size hook, and create a headband for any size head. Genius!
You only need to know a few simple stitches and best of all, it’s a free Ravelry download!
You can find the instructions which include lots of photos here: The Genius Headband Crochet Pattern
I love the amount of stretch you get with this pattern and after you make the initial headband in the size you want and the color you need, you can add appliques or pretty crochet flowers to make it even more unique and special.
I really enjoyed making this one and it’s so simple that it can be easily done while watching television. I LOVE that!
What about you? What do you like to make when you have too much excess yarn to toss away?
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