Knitted Headbands

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Hiya from Brighton, England!

I made matching-but-not-matching Christmas presents for my three best friends on tour this year, and all three girls happen to be British so it’s very fitting that I’m posting about this from a posh seaside flat in Brighton.

Headbands are in this year, at least in my circle, so that’s what I decided to make for my friends.  I used the same sparkly white yarn for all three, but I put different accents on each one so they all have their own personalities.

These are the supplies I used:

  • US size 7 circular needles for the headbands
  • US size 7 flat needles for the accents
  • Sparkly white yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors (My scissors are pictured inside my super-fun knit kit, which I highly recommend.)

Here is how you make the basic headband:  

  • Cast on 76 stitches
  • (Knit 1, Purl 1) rib for 4 rows
  • Knit for 10 rows
  • (Knit 1, Purl 1) rib for 4 rows
  • Cast off

And now it’s time to personalize them!

For my friend Lauren, I made a sleek band like this:

Band Instructions:

  • Cast on 10 stitches
  • (Knit 1, Purl 1) rib for about 3 inches
  • Cast off
  • Wrap the band around the headband and sew it together

For my friend Vicki, I knitted a bow:

Bow Instructions (from the incredibly awesome Lion Brand iPad application):

  • Cast on 9 stitches
  • Begin with a knit row and work in stockinette stitch for 10 rows
  • Next (decrease) row: knit one, (knit 2 together) four times, knit one
  • Next row: purl
  • Next (increase) row: (knit front and back) two times, knit to last two stitches, (knit front and back) twice
  • Work in stockinette stitch for 10 more rows
  • Bind off
  • Wrap yarn around the middle of the bow, then attach it to the headband.

For my friend Cheryl, I made a flower like this:

Flower Instructions:

And here are all three of them, wearing their new presents on Christmas day!

Cheers!
xoxo
Laura

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About Laura

My name is Laura, and I am a professional figure skater who gets to travel the world for my job. I love knitting, crafting, blogging, and drinking coffee.
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3 Responses to Knitted Headbands

  1. Leslie Molen says:

    Darling Laura!!

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