Monday, May 3, 2010
I've been experimenting with making these hair towels from Perfect Little Stitches for a while trying to get the appropriate size for me. Skip to My Lou put up directions that I find little easier. Adjustments to sizing were definitely necessary for a better personal fit. I apparently have a pin head. I've known it for a while. Baseball caps pulled down to fit the top of my head leave the tops of my ears stick straight out. I wasn't surprised when my first few attempts quickly became gifts for women with normal sized heads. I love these things, though. They are so easy to use, stay on so much better than a regular towel, save on laundry--they're smaller, and they have that great little elastic loop to hang on the back of the bathroom door.
I used terry cloth fabric from Joann's instead of towels as the tutorials suggest. Originally I did this because I wanted to experiment on inexpensive fabric. As it turned out, the terry fabric is a great weight, washes well, and dries quickly. I can make two hair towels out of a yard of fabric which is definitely less expensive than using towels especially if you get the fabric on sale.
The patterns are 36 inches long which I found to be way more than necessary. In fact, I found that length to be uncomfortable hanging down my back and harder to put through and take out of the elastic hoop. I cut that down to 32 inches. However, for someone with really long and/or thick hair, the 36 inches might be necessary. I also cut the height from 12 inches to 10.
If you've made them yourself, let me know how the sizing worked for you. If you haven't, give it a try. It's a quick and easy project.