Yup, camo yarn–I suppose it’s a reaction to the pink
I used a new stitch for this, which I’m calling Square Lace. Usually I avoid the lacy look, but this looks more like a complicated loose weave.
This one is like the purl stitch–you hold the yarn in front of the work to create bars at the bottom of the loops that you pull up (during the forward pass). In my notation, this one is: F/(-c)y(2a)y.
I’ve added it to the Stitch Gallery, next to the very similar lambda stitch.
This headband looks very silly on,
so Mr. Lou graciously agreed to model it for me:
As you can see in the second picture, the back pattern on this stitch is fairly neat (and I’ve added a conventional crochet brim).
One irritating discovery about this stitch–it expands if you pull on it and stays expanded. Those with more experience probably could have predicted this. Fortunately, the husband helped me see this before I settled on the finished length of the headband (or it would have stretched out and fallen off).
Ah well, it works and will keep me cooler while gardening in our hot summers. Plus it’ll entertain any neighbors who catch me in it. 😉