I have been getting my knitting fix throughout the spring and summer with washcloths. I also am trying my hand at another metal knitting project and I did a knitted ear warmer. Sometimes I needed to take a break from the land work, but still could not sit idle. I am sure that this will come in handy this fall with keeping my ears warms when the weather turns and it is not quite cold enough for a hat. I also have a feeling that I will be making another one of these for miss Stella!
Knitted Ear Warmer Headband (originally found on favecrafts website)
1 skein worsted weight yard
Size 8 needles
1. Cast on 27 stitches
Row 1: Slip first stitch, K to second to last stitch, P last stitch
Row 2: Slip first stitch, P to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 18″ or size is right for your head.
1. Place 27 stitches of the cast on end onto another size 8 needle and using the Kitchener stitch – graft the two ends together. This is a great video showing you how. So much easier to watch the video than for me to try and explain how to do it. I use this stitch so infrequently that I always forget how to do it and always go to the video link above.
2. Block the headband, this will help with the curling edges.
3. Cut 3 long pieces of from the same yarn.
4. Using a crochet hook, fold the strands in half and pull them through the edge of the ear warmer. Leaving a loop at the top, draw the ends through the loop.
5. Braid two (2) braids from the 6 strings. Holding the two braids together, wrap around the width of the ear warmer. Continue wrapping until the gather is as big or cinched as you would like.
6. On the inside of the ear warmer, tie off the braids and tuck the ends in so they are hidden.