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Dandelion halo headband

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Dandelion halo is the most romantic headband you can imagine. It is a double reversible headband, worked seamless in the round with delicate pattern of nupps and slip stitch chains. Combination of fingering weight alpaca or merino yarn with 2 strands of silk mohair gives it a luxurious halo.

One strand and approx. 20 (25, 30) g of Isager Alpaca 2, 50% alpaca and 50% merino with 250 m (270 yds) in 50 g skein (shown in shade 3)
held together with 2 strands and approx. 20 (25, 30) g of Filcolana Tilia, 70% kid mohair and 30% silk with 210 m (230 yds) in 25 g skein (shown in shade 136).
Or any other similar yarn(s) to match the gauge. For the sample featured in Volokno magazine we substituted Isager Alpaca 2 with Filcolana Anina (100% merino).

Needles and Notions
Two pairs of 4.0 mm (US 6) 40 cm (16 in) cable needles or a set of 20 cm (8 in) double-pointed needles; 4.0 mm (G) crochet hook for provisional cast on and grafting; stitch marker; scrap yarn for provisional cast-on.

18 sts and 25 rows in 10 cm/4 in with stockinette stitch on 4.0 mm (US 6) needles in the round after steam blocking. Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

The pattern is written for 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large to fit 46–50 (18–19.5 in), 52–56 cm (20–22 in)and 58–62 cm (22.75–24.5 in) head circumference respectively. It can also be easily adjusted to fit any other size.

Finished headband measurements
Width: 7 (9, 9) cm /2.8 (3.5, 3.5) in
Circumference: 46 (52, 58) cm /18 (20.5, 20.5) in


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