Raise your hand if you love your long hair but cringe at the thought of pulling out your hairband (and inevitably, clumps of your hair along with it).
Or, raise your hand if you have short hair and despair of finding a way to keep it back without having to keep track of bobby pins or find a headband that doesn’t squeeze your skull into oblivion.
I’ve been in both camps – more recently the long-haired one. I’ve a beast on my scalp, one that devours bobby pins and hairbands alike and defies almost any kind of hat. So, out of frustration with ripping my hair out with hairbands every summer and squishing my damp hair into a matted mess every winter, I came up with a fancy yarn hairnet!
However, in order to conjure up images of Renaissance romance and intrigue rather than Janice the cafeteria lady, we’re calling it a lace cap.
It also looks great as just a slouch hat if you’re locks are being particularly well-behaved.
This pattern is intermediate level using a 3.25 hook and #2 fine yarn (with shiny bits!) (UPDATE: 5/7/16 – I updated the pattern to make it much prettier and easier to read. You can find that info here.)
This pattern was featured on the Stitch It Up link party hosted by the Hooked Haberdasher and The Purple Poncho! Thanks for the clicks everyone ^.^
In celebration of this, here’s a picture of what this hat might have looked like if I made it 45 years ago.