Adult Headband / Ear Warmer

This headband will keep your ears warm when the outside temperature starts to drop. You can also adapt these instructions to make a lighter, thinner headband that can be worn in warm weather to hold your hair off your face. This pattern is suitable for novice knitters, takes very little time to make (within an hour, you can have a beautiful headband completed) and, again a good use of leftover yarn as it uses very little.  Headbands make wonderful gifts or party favors for girls.

You will need:
1 Ball boucle or aran type yarn
4mm needles
Cast on 80sts
Work 4 rows k2, p2 rib
With right side facing
Row 5: knit
Row 6: purl to last 5 sts, turn
Row 7: knit to last 5 sts, turn
Row 8: Purl to last 7 sts, turn
Row 9: knit to last 7 sts, turn
Row 10: purl to last 9 sts, turn
Row 11: knit to last 9 sts, turn
Row 12: purl to last 11 sts, turn
Row 13: knit to last 11 sts, turn
Row 14: purl to last 9 sts, turn
Row 15: knit to last 9 sts, turn
Row 16: purl to last 7 sts, turn
Row 17: knit to last 7 sts, turn
Row 18: purl to last 5 sts, turn
Row 19: knit to last 5 sts, turn
Row 20: purl
Row 21: knit

Work 4 rows k2,p2 rib
Cast off.
Stitch sides together.

Bow
Cast on 15 sts work in stockinette stich until measures 8 iches.
Cast off.
Sew cast on edge and cast off edge together.
Wrap yarn around centre to create bow shape and sew to smallest part of band.

Alternatively, you can make knit or crochet flowers For Flower pattern see ‘No green Thumb Required’ post on this blog.

If you want something more decorative, you can change yarns either randomly or in a more structured pattern for a striped band. You could also try some new styles of knitting, such as this lace stitch. You can also do embroidery stitches to decorate.
This was knitted in pink as this month is Breast cancer Awareness Month.

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