Last Friday, after a morning filled with errands, I drove near a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft and succumbed to the inexorable pull of the force field that that surrounds it.
While I managed to walk past any number of tempting crafting supplies, as I made my way to the exit, I was unable to resist the March issue of Inside Crochet.
Once I got home, a pattern for a project called “Leigh fascinator,” designed by Linda Lunn caught my eye; the project was, in a word, irresistible.
So I got out my beloved Red Heart Super Saver yarn along with a 3.5 mm hook and set to work making these pieces:
Once made, the pieces sat for the rest of the weekend. The pattern called for a comb to attach the pieces to, but I seldom use combs in my hair and didn’t have one, so I investigated the headband possibilities and found this very thin, no-slip headband from Scünci:
So I bought the pack of eight and using a 4.5 mm hook, I worked 16 somewhat loose single crochet stitches around the headband:
From there, I got out my Clover chibi and set to the task of securing the flowers and feathers to the headband:
A closer look at the feathers and flower:
This project is delightfully quick and just plain delightful.
The flowers and feathers can be used to make the fascinator, or they could be attached to a hat, a purse, or the ends of a scarf. The one thing I can promise anyone who makes this is that she (or he) will definitely have fun.
Related post: Pieces of a fascinator-to-be