Embracing my Inner Hilda


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Yes, you read that correctly - Hilda - as in Hilda Ogden! (For those who are not familiar with Hilda, she was one of the most popular and iconic characters to ever appear in Coronation Street - a British soap opera institution that has been running since 1960.)

It all started with the Noro Headwrap I made a few days ago (posted here). I liked it so much I immediately started another one, this time in soft scrummy alpaca. Then onto a silk scarf but it was a bit too big...


... so I was delighted to find a beautiful vintage silk scarf in the charity shop,  that's just about perfect.

Thanks to Danielle for pinning this great tutorial on Pinterest - all the encouragement I needed.  
So today I'm firmly embracing my Inner Hilda - and loving it. 
xxxx

9 comments

  1. Cu-ute! Looks so awesome on you.

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  2. Oh my gosh, that is AWESOME!!! I remember when I was younger my grandma always wore a scarf under he hair like that with all of her hair up in her rollers.. lol.. Great memory this brought back..

    And I have to say, it looks really well on you!!

    Question, I would love to make a yarn headband like you did but I noticed that it's a knitting pattern and I crochet.. Have you done any headbands that are done with crocheting that you could recommend to me??

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  3. I'm loving the fabric of Hilda's tabard :-) Cool headbands. I remember the midwife turning up with her scarf and rollers in when my youngest sister was born unassisted x

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  4. Glad this is bringing good memories back :)

    @Trisha, I haven't crocheted one, but there are LOTS of great crochet headband patterns on Ravelry. (I particularly like the look of this one http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-headwrap-with-flower )

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  5. Oh, they are the cutest thing I have seen. I love seeing people wear scarves and knitted loveliness in their hair. Jacinta

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  6. Hi Sarah,I found your blog through crochet with raymond and your name drew me in ,I thought there must be a welsh link as my nan used to always say give us a cwtch,such a cutie word.love your projects so far and look forward to reading more,juliexxx

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  7. Hello
    I found you through Crochet with Raymond.
    That's gorgeous!
    I embrace my inner Hilda at least 2 or 3 times a week! I love this look and I hunt through charity shops all the time for more vintage scarves.
    Love
    Tickety-boo
    x

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  8. Feel free to share any Hilda pics on the Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafts-From-The-Cwtch/158169594256756

    :)

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  9. You are one of those lucky people "Hilda" looks great on you! I wish I could pull that off! Thanks for the blog visit and happy weekend!

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