## Wednesday, June 17, 2020

About a year ago my homework load became too heavy for me to even think about posting. (Yes, 45 years and seven children after receiving my Associate Degree I started an online degree program to finish my Bachelor's Degree.) I did keep netting and will see if I can begin posting again.

I've been working on some hairnets recently. I find I have a hard time making the same pattern over and over several times without wondering how or what to change.

I started with the Simple Hairnet. A fairly basic pattern.

Round 1
mesh stick: 3/8”
Form a grommet with 40 loops, the last loop tied with a Connecting Knot (CK).  (40 loops in the round)

Rounds 2-29
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 1 knot in each loop.  (40 loops in round)

 Simple Hairnet
 Simple Center

Then I began to wonder what would happen if I used fewer loops in the center and put some increases in the first few rounds.  I decided to start with nine loops in the center, put 2 knots in each loop for the next row, and then put six increases evenly spaced the next few rows.

That gave me the Windmill hairnet.

Round 1
mesh stick: 3/8”
Form grommet with 9 loops (last one tied by hand with CK). (9 loops in the round)

Round 2
mesh stick
Net 1 more knot in loop formed by CK, net 2 knots in all other loops.  (18 loops in the round)

Round 3
mesh stick
Net 1 knot in next loop, net 2 knots in the next loop, *net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, net 2 knots in next loop*; repeat from * to *, tie the CK. (24 loops in the round)

Round 4
mesh stick
Net 1 knot in next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in the last loop, tie the CK. (30 loops in the round)

Round 5
mesh stick
Net 1 knot in next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, tie the CK. (36 loops in the round)

Round 6
mesh stick
Net 1 knot in next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 3 loops, tie the CK. (42 loops in the round)

Round 7
mesh stick
Net 1 knot in next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops, tie the CK. (48 loops in the round)

Rounds 8-30
mesh stick
Net 1 knot in each loop. (48 loops in round)

 Windmill Hairnet
 Windmill Center

As I was making this hairnet, to double-check the instructions, I found myself wondering what the center would look like if the increases were in the small increase loops.  Finally, to satisfy my curiosity, I tried it.

It looked like a small asterisk, and since, according to sources online, asterisk means "little star", so I had another similar, but different, hairnet - Little Star.

Round 1
mesh stick: 3/8”
Form grommet with 8 loops (last one tied by hand with CK). (8 loops in the round)

Round 2
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 1 more knot in loop formed by CK, net 2 knots in all other loops.  (16 loops in the round)

Round 3
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 2 knots in the next loop, *net 1 knot in the following loop, net 2 knots in next loop*; repeat from * to *, tie the CK. (24 loops in the round)

Round 4
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 1 knot in the next loop, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 2 knots in the last loop, tie the CK. (32 loops in the the round)

Round 5
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 2 knots in the last loop, tie the CK.  (40 loops in the round)

Round 6
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 1 knot in each loop for 2 loops, *net 2 knots in next loop, net 1 knot in each loop for 4 loops*; repeat from * to *, ending with net 2 knots in the last loop, tie the CK. (48 loops in the round)

Rounds 7-30
mesh stick: 3/8”
Net 1 knot in each loop. (48 loops in the round)

 Little Star Center
 Little Star Hairnet

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