My friend Steph and I developed the idea for “drink bracelets” on a thrifting/eating/drinking excursion to Portland. I mean, 95% of the time, the bracelets can be used as the cute adornments they are, but for those times, and you know those times, these bracelets can be helpful. Let me introduce the Hangover Helpers. Knit some up in no time and give them to the gfs on your list.
To use as Hangover Helpers, stick about 6 (or your drink limit) of these beauties in your purse and head out for the night. As you order each drink, put a helper on your wrist. Keep visual track of the number of drinks consumed by the number of bracelets you have on. No more bracelets=no more drinks and a better tomorrow.:)
Choose any color ReStitch yarn, and using a size 10 DPN, cast on 20-24 stitches (that’s my wrist in the picture and I can wear a cast on of 20 or 24 stitches).
Divide stitches to 3 needles and knit one round. Here you can get creative by adding in a different color or different yarn for fun textures, or you can make it big and bulky by adding more rounds. For the “Hangover Helpers” I recommend skinnier bracelets because you might want to keep them in your pocket or purse before use.
Cast off. Love the instant gratification! Tie off and weave in ends to the under side (flat side) of the bracelet to complete the bracelet as seamlessly as possible and that’s it! Well, that’s it if one drink is your limit. Knit ‘em up!
You can find ReStitch Yarn, 100% recycled and upcycled yarn from thrifted t-shirts, at Happyknits in Skowhegan, Maine, at the Merchant Company at 656 Congress Street in Portland, Maine.