Friday, 1 February 2013

Tutorial: Crocheted Headphone Covers

School started today, but we didn't do much seeing as:
A) I'm in the same form class as last year.
B) It's the first day of school.

I've mixed emotions about being in the same form class, I really wanted change, but at least more of the first day was be uncluttered with silly 'get to know your form class' games. Having expert foresight, I predicted we'd have to have enough to keep ourselves occupied, and so I brought my crochet gear, and various sewing things. Having excellent foresight I also predicted that people would gawk and ask "What are you knitting?" to which I would respond,

"DIE YOU FOOL! I HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR YOU! THIS IS CROCHET!"

No really...

Anyway, Jessica tried to teach me to crochet a flower, but I got bored and went my own way, ending up making these gorgeous headphone covers.




It makes them so much comfier, prettier, and of course did I mention the greatness felt when you tell people you made them yourself?

If you're new to crochet, like I am new to making crochet patterns, I haven't listed any abbreviations (I just feel they make life so much more difficult...) A helpful site to consult if you're new and have no idea how to crochet can be found here.

MAKE YOUR OWN HEADPHONE COVERS

You will need:

- A crochet hook
- Wool
- Your headphones

I don't think gauge is important for this, I basically crocheted until I felt my covers were big enough. You will have to adjust the pattern to fit your headphones. Mine are perfectly circular, and about 3 inches in diameter, about 2cm deep. I used a 4.5mm crochet hook, and some random yarn Jessica gave me (helpful, I know.)

Chain 6 and join (slip stitch) to make the first round.

ROUND 1
Chain 2, and then double crochet into the round 10 times, making 11 stitches in total. (11 you ask? Well, I stuffed up the flower pattern which was supposed to be 12, but I can't count that high apparently). Join the round.

ROUND 2
Chain 2 (counts in the first double crochet). Continue to double crochet in every stitch. The round might bunch up now, but fear not, it will soon be resolved.

ROUND 3
Chain 2. Double crochet in THE SAME STITCH. Chain one, and then 2 double crochet in the next stitch. Continue until the end of the round. Join the round.

ROUND 4+
From here on, adjust to fit your headphones. I repeated round 3 twice, so I had 4 rounds.

FINISHING UP
Chain one. Single crochet in every stitch. If your headphone covers aren't staying on, you can do another row of single crochet.

Done!
(Something good came out of that first, meaningless day of school after all!)

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