Vainags Headband Crown by Inese Iris Liepina

Vainags Headband Crown

Knitting
May 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in heel stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
33 - 142 yards (30 - 130 m)
baby, toddler, kid, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
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The Vainags Headband Crown can be made in all sizes starting with a 16”/40,5cm head and going in increments of 1”/ 2,2cm up to a 24”/61cm head. There are one two and three tier options, and the option to make a wider band that can be used to cover your ears.

Urth Yarns Uneek stripes work perfectly and add effortless pizazz. With one skein you can knit 2 or 3 Vainags Crowns, each unique in its colors.

The Latvian folk costume head covering for unmarried girls
is a metal or beaded and embroidered vainags or crown. It is worn on the top of your head touching the skin of your face, and in summer it is made of flowers. Everyone makes their own flower crown, women of all ages married or not wear them, and how you weave yours is truly is a sign of your personality. Some have evenly spaced flowers in a precise color pattern, others are like wildflower meadows where you can barely see the face of the wearer. They can be braided or looped, tied with string or meadow grasses. If you can pick three times nine (trejdeviņi) different types of meadow flowers to put in your crown it is even more magical.
Uneek stripes add their own magic.