I will detail what yarns I used in the "making of" but for now I'll start with this...
This is my new HeadWrap. I had gotten a text message this summer from a friend who saw the pinwheel flower design and had to have it. It is beautiful but I'd never seen any such thing and had no idea how to make it. I set out to the Great Google Machine and found several free patterns. None of which did I actually understand.
I'm slow. I get it. ;) So I used ideas from doing crocheted leaves in previous projects and put them into making this. I thought the edging needed to be something a bit more special and I once again hit the net. This is the Crab Stitch edging. I find that to be hilarious. I've never heard of any such thing but learned to do it via Youtube and Teresa. I don't know her but I do like her videos.
I used very chunky yarn, the Super Bulky (6) Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA and this one is in Houston Cream. I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (medium 4) for the flower itself because it's certainly easier to handle but it also keeps form a bit better.
I finished the project and surprise mailed it and two flowers to my friend. She was only a week or two from giving birth to her son and taking leave from work so it was a nice surprise. I make mine so the end there has at least two loops to go around the button I have on the other end. This is to make it tighter or looser depending on who is wearing it. Also, yarn stretches after a while and it may need to be pulled tighter at some point.
The flowers also come off. :O WHA? YES! The flowers are interchangeable! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! I'm selling the pattern on my @Home Ninja Etsy Shop! MORE? YES! It's only $5 for the pattern! I'm going to try to set up the Visa section so it accepts it and not just paypal. I really hope you guys enjoy it. :)