Knitted Headband or ‘Ear Warmer’ in One Hour
Remember that Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick that I had bought to make Jen’s Crochet Loop Stitch Pillow with last month? Well I kept looking at that yarn wondering what I was going to do with it. It was cold out so when I took the dogs for their walk I slipped on my pink half double crochet headband and ‘lightbulb’ I bet I could knit one just as fast as I crochet that one.
When I got back in the house I grabbed my yarn and my size 13 needles. As I started knitting I thought it just needed something else so I frogged it and grabbed a small amount of that Patons Stretch Sock yarn in Plum that I used for Ally’s Yoga socks.
- Knitting with both strands I cast on 6, knitted until it was 2″ then k1, *k1, m1* til the last stitch, k1 which gave me a total of 10 stitches.
- When the headband was 16″ I K1, *K2tog* to the last stitch, k1 for 2 inches and cast off.
- Seamed up the ends and wallah had a very warm, very thick and soft headband.
I still am not a huge fan of the Lemongrass shade of green—just reminds me of Split Pea Soup or Grammy’s carpet when I was in Kindergarten but mixed with the variegated sock yarn it could be worse. Given that this is so quick and used far less than 1/2 a skein I think this makes a good candidate for a quick and easy beginner’s Christmas Gift Idea