Quick and Cute:
If you're looking for a different way to dress up your hair and a way to use a ball of yarn you might not otherwise have a use for, this Eyelet Headband fits the bill on both counts.
The long ends hang down, giving the headband a whimsical look, and the simple eyelet pattern makes the knitting interesting but doesn't distract from your pretty yarn.
This project takes about 100 yards of yarn and a couple of evenings to complete and would make a great gift for any woman who's always wondering what to do with her hair.
- one skein Berroco Latitude, or about 100 yards of funky medium weight cotton blend or other yarn
- one pair size 4.5 US knitting needles
- stitch holder or third knitting needle
- scissors and yarn needle
About 6 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch. Gauge is not critical; use as many stitches as you need to get the width you want.
Finished piece is almost 2 inches wide and 48 inches long.
- Cast on 3 stitches.
- Purl 1 row.
- Next row, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1.
- Purl next row.
- Next row, knit 1, yarn over, knit to within 2 stitches of end, yarn over, knit 1.
- Repeat these 2 rows until piece is the width of your choice (mine is 13 stitches).
- Continue to purl wrong side rows. On right side rows, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to within 3 stitches of end, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 1.
- Repeat those two rows until piece is 24 inches long. Slide stitches onto spare needle or stitch holder and make a second piece the same way.
Finishing the Headband:
Once you have two pieces that are the same length, with the triangle shape at one end, put each piece on a separate knitting needle and hold them together, wrong sides of the work facing each other.
Weave in ends. This project will benefit from blocking, and may still roll a bit in wearing.