Eva's always been the fashionable one in the family. She's an expert with eye makeup and always wants to look well put together. For her birthday this year I was at a loss, because I did not have a ton of time or money to put into a present, but I wanted it to be special. I've made the unfortunate mistake of gifting handknits frequently to various family members. Now I know. Don't ever give anyone anything handmade ever. Then you won't feel the need to live up to it again. I had about 40 yards of Malabrigo sock in black leftover from a Christmas present, so I decided to knit a headband. After much deliberation I decided on Fiana by Connie Stults (rav link, sorry), a great customizable pattern in fingering weight.
As you can see, Eva's hair is perfect for headbands. She has both bangs and long hair, so a headband adds a little whimsy in all the right ways.
I picked up the buttons at Joann's (the closest thing I have ever found to an actual button shop in our area). The little swirls and hearts are classic Eva.
I know she liked it because she tolerated me dragging her outside and posing her by a palm frond-esque bush.
Happy birthday, Eva!