You may recall that I am a huge supporter of the beanie look, but as much as I like to mush my hair into a hat during the colder months, this winter feels much longer and harsher than those in my optimistic memory. I am getting sick of always having semi-squished hair, weird static and greasiness.
I want a break, but I don’t want to lose my ears to frostbite, and since I have to walk for an hour to get to work every other day, I need something to protect my noggin.
Luckily, I’ve discovered the wonderful world of chunky knit headbands.
When I lived in Vancouver, I never used to wear knits, but now that I’ve migrated to a (much) colder climate, I’ve come to see them as a necessary (and adorable) survival tool. Though I’ve tried my hands at knitting numerous times (I’m still trying), my patience levels aren’t the best, and I tend to give up or finish with a bunch of mistakes and weird holes.
Thankfully, there are so many skilled makers out there who can knit beautifully, and to them I turn.
A few weeks ago, bored of my hat hair, I ordered a gorgeous knit headband from Toronto knitting genius, Tara-Lynn of Good Night, Day. My old knitted headband had become so thin and stretched out, it wouldn’t stay on my head anymore, so I figured it was time for an upgrade.
Good Night, Day products are gorgeous, made with high-quality wool, and hand-knitted carefully by a real person. She even has knitting pattern books in case you’re more skilled than me and want to make your own fluffy headband!
I was so excited when my squishy package arrived that I stuck the headband on right away and went about my day. But as the day went on, I started noticing a weird bump forming at the back of my head. The headband was sliding all over the place!
Luckily, the solution is simple.
All you need is a few bobby pins to hold the headband in place on your head and keep it from slipping and “bumping up” your hair (unless you’re going for that look, of course).
You can also wear your headband with a whole bunch of cute little hairstyles. My favourites of the moment are:
And pigtails (clearly my favourite)...
Are knitted headbands a favourite for you too?