07 January 2011

Leap of Faith Headband

My freak hair needs to be tamed whilst it grows out so I thought about making my own headband.  I always end up with a headache from the ones I bought at the store - perhaps I a freakishly large head to go with my freak hair, who knows.  Anywho - I fiddle farted around with stitch-work and came up with the following pattern.

Leap of Faith Headband

Any leftover worsted weight yarn from your stash and size 7 needles.

CO 11 stitches.

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: K2, *yo, K2tog.  Repeat until last stitch and K1.

Row 3: K2, P7, K2.

Repeat pattern (Rows 2 & 3) until the piece measures 13" in length.  Be sure to end on a Row 3.  Next, knit across the row.

Now we are going to do a quick decrease so the headband is adjustable.  Plus, I know as a wearer of glasses since I was 5, sometimes the headbands just get in the way and sit awkwardly because of my glasses.  This decrease will pull it away from your ears and rest comfortably on your head.  Here is the decrease:

Row 4:  P2, P2tog, P1, P2tog, P1, P2tog, P1. (7 sts)
Row 5:  Knit across.
Row 6:  P2, P2tog, P2tog, P1.  (5 sts)
Row 7:  Knit across.

Knit these 5 stitches until your 'cord' reaches 10" in length or until it comfortably reaches the beginning whilst on your head.  Bind off and weave ends.  Now sew on two buttons and you're good to go!

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