I knitted this headband a few weeks ago and I keep forgetting to post a tutorial. Oops! So here it is in all its (slighty dorky) glory!
If you are a beginning knitter this a fun project to try. You only need to know how to knit and purl (or you could make yours using just the basic knit stitch). The bow and faux pearls are stitched on.
- 1 skein of wool or wool-blend yarn
- A few yards of yarn in a complimentary color
- Size 5 needles
- Faux pearls or beads of your choice
- Needle and thread
Begin by casting on 22 stitches. Then knit a stitch, purl a stitch, knit a stitch, purl a stitch, until the end of the row. You should end on a purl. Continue in the same fashion until the length fits around your head. My headband ended up being about 85 rows long.
Now bind off, sew in one of the threads, and use the other to stitch the ends together. Pull this thread tight so that the ends squish together as tight as possible, and then knot it and cut the extra off.
Using your other yarn, cast on 8 stitches, and proceed with the same knitting pattern that you used for the headband. After about 18-20 rows, bind off, and sew in the threads.
Using your needle and thread or extra yarn, sew the bow to the headband directly over the spot where the ends meet.
Then sew on the faux pearls or beads pulling tight so the shape of the bow is emphasized. When you are done just tie a knot, trim any stray threads, and try it on!
I am usually not one for hats, so this headband keeps my ears nice and cozy. And it has three of my most favorite things: bows, pearls, and yellow!
Have fun experimenting with different color combos and decoration. I love bright colors in the winter when everything is a bit too grey. And if you want to spice it up even further, pair your colorful headband with a fun print or polka dots and a touch of vintage like I did.