I crocheted some triangle shapes to fill the wedges, it makes the neckwarmer even more special.
Winter is coming, i thought a headband would be a good idea. I had just enough yarn to knit one.
And then there was the other one...
In the past i have tried to make a freeform hat, but that was a bust!
This is what i had thus far. I was so unhappy with the result, i took it apart and was stuck with a bunch of flowers and leaves. In my neckwarmer-spree it came to me, why not make a freeform neckwarmer?
It was one of my better lightbulb moments:)
Here are photos of the process of building it.
First i sewed the flowers and the leaves together in wedges, using the other neckwarmer as a model. In order to keep it in shape while working on it, i crocheted chains on the top and bottom of the piece.
The next step: i crocheted a collar and strips. The ribbing effect of the collar and strips is the result of rounds of single crochet, crocheted on the backloop. I had the idea to crochet the in-between spaces with various tight crochet stitches, like single crochet, but experimenting i found it took the shapes of the flowers and leaves away. I decided to do some netting in the spaces, so i sewed the piece on a blank canvas. This gave room to move and crochet without loosing the general shape.
I was pleasantly surprised by the result. The netting was kept fairly small, to keep the idea of a warm neck:)
Some close up photos to show how it was done.
The final spread out.
And this is what it looks like on me. The headband was the finishing touch!