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Birds and Bees

You and your little one will love this bird-on-a-branch headband as a sweet reminder of springtime and nature.

Get ready for springtime with this bumblebee headband. This is a quick and easy project that you and your little one will enjoy.

Size
Baby (Toddler, Child)
(Shown in Toddler size)
Finished Measurements
Headband: 12 (14, 16)" / 30.5 (35.5, 40.5) cm long, 1.25" / 3 cm wide.
Stretches to fit 15.5 (17.5, 19.5)" / 39.5 (44.5, 49.5) cm head circumference.
Materials
[MC] Louet Gems fingering weight [100% Merino Wool; 185 yd / 169 m per 1.76 oz / 50g skein]; color: Mustard #1352 (Yellow version), Aqua #48 (Blue version); 1 skein or about 35 (40, 45) yds / 32 (37, 41) m of a fingering weight wool or wool blend.
[CC1] color: Aqua #48 (Yellow version) or Mustard #1352 (Blue version); 1 skein or 10 yds / 9m
[CC2] color: Pewter #43; 1 skein or 10 yds / 9m
[CC3] color: Fern Green #39; 1 skein or 5 yds / 4.6m

[MC] Louet Gems fingering weight [100% Merino Wool; 185 yd / 169 m per 1.76 oz / 50g skein]; color: Aqua #48 (Blue version), Fern Green #39 (Green version); 1 skein or about 35 (40, 45) yds / 32 (37, 41) m of a fingering weight wool or wool blend
[CC1] color: Pewter #43; 1 skein or 10 yds / 9m
[CC2] color: Mustard #1352; 1 skein or 10 yds / 9m
[CC3] color: Cream #30; 1 skein or 10 yds / 9m

Alternate Yarns: Spud and Chloe Fine, Malabrigo Sock

2 US1 / 2.25 mm double pointed needles
Tapestry needle
Small amount of black embroidery floss for bumblebee's eyes
Small amounts of embroidery floss in black for bird's eye and legs, and orange for bird's beak
Sewing needle for embroidery
Straight pins
Gauge
40 sts / 72 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter stitch on US1 / 2.25 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.