Garter Stitch Knit Headbands

Soooo, apologies to everyone for the disappearing act! I’m still here, still in Chicago, not quite so easily bored as usual — in part because my free time and disposable income have been taken up by other things (‘saving the world’ comes to mind, but that’s a bit of a grand description for marching and donating to lawyers). Still crafting in the stolen minutes I’m able to grab here and there. I’ve been wanting to knit for a while but, not in need of scarves and burned out on long projects, I opted to tweak a cowl pattern I found to make a couple of head bands — to keep my hands busy and manage my bad hair days. 

Yarn Geek Fibers Rainbow Dashing fingering wool
Ms. Monster Creations Peppermint Bark fingering wool
Scrap yarn
US 3 circular knitting needles
US 4 crochet hook
Yarn needle
Safety pin

For the headbands, I cast on 30 and 40 stitches and knitted 18-20″ of garter stitch for both — long enough for a snug fit around my head and wide enough that it would cover part of my brow and most of the part in my hair. Once they were finished, I bound off the edges and used the crochet hook to seam the two ends together.

For the “bloody bandages” headband, I drew from a pattern I’d found that had decorative “X’s” sewn along the area where the headband’s seams overlapped. I opted to do a set of three just on the edge, using bulk cranberry colored yarn my neighbor gifted to me shortly before the holidays.

Good knitting project to ease into the new year. What do you guys think?


~ by blackmoodcraft on February 14, 2017.

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