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Old 08-01-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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Pattern for head towel?
You know those towels made to wrap your wet hair in and wrap it then fold it over after a shower? I want to knit one out of cotton, but I can't figure out what they would be called in order to find a pattern. Does anyone have any idea?
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:05 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any idea?

No, but I'd be fascinated to find out. That would make a great gift for some of my friends.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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I can't use a regular rectangle towel on my hair. I have really thick long hair, and I need one of those that are shaped right for that, but I wear them out and now I can't find another one. Now I wish I could remember what they were called! I want to make my own and just keep replacing them. Maybe I'll just draw up a schematic and see if I can get some help figuring out how to make it. I know how to make it in 2 pieces, but I do NOT want to seam it. lol It's kind of curved to fit over my head, then comes to a point so I can twist it and wrap it around then tuck it into a little string (or I-cord if knitted) to hold onto my head while doing my makeup, etc.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:22 AM   #4
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I also have very thick hair and use an absorbent hair turban every morning. Here's the website:

http://www.aquis.com/


I think that one knitted out of cotton would get too heavy on your head once it soaked up the water.
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Couldn't you use a yarn that's a blend like TLC Cotton Plus...absorbs very well and dries quickly???
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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Well crap. I never thought of cotton being too heavy. But YES that turbon is exactly what I'm talking about!



Here is a picture of the exact turban like towel I want to make. I could make it easily in 2 pieces as shown, but I hate seaming. I'd love to find a pattern or figure out how to make it in one piece. Maybe someone could help figure this out if we can't find a pattern? I've searched like crazy by turban, hair towel, hair turban, etc. I can't find any patterns for them.
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I think it will fun and educational for anyone interested to figure out a pattern for them.... I'm game if you are, Terri, Deb and CDJack!

The one I have is a terrycloth and has a loop at the long skinny end and a button on the other. I can measure it this evening, do a swatch with some cotton blends from my stash and go from there!
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Looking at the picture you have I think you could do it in one piece with a series of short rows like you make the heel of a sock.
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So how would you do that? Start at the larger radius or at the cap? Sounds like this might become very educational!
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So how would you do that? Start at the larger radius or at the cap? Sounds like this might become very educational!
I don't really know, but I know you can make shapes like that with short rows. I would think you'd start at the narrow end and knit flat with increases then do the short row part? Not sure.
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