(Today I am joining up with the Crunchy Catholic Momma and her weekly Stash Bash. All materials used for this craft I already had in my stash. By making this project I bashed through some of said stash. Thus, the Stash Bash.)
These Knit headbands are easy peasey. They are about the easiest project you could come across. Great for beginner knitters who just need to practice that simple garter stitch.
You could do it in a coffee shop, in a lobby stop, in a train, in a plane, in the car, in a bar, you get the idea.
All you need is some leftover yarn and size US 7 or 8 needles.
For the adult size, cast on 10 stitches and knit in garter each row until the strip is 16 inches long. Bind off and stitch shorts ends together. Boom. Done!
These are some adult examples, as well as the pink one, above in the coffee shop.
Interesting enough, both of these yarns are worsted weight and were knitted on the size 8 needles. The red yarn is a little heavier and might have looked better/tighter on the size 7 needles. Personal preference though, I wanted it to be a bit bigger.
You can even make smaller ones for little kiddos birthdays and have your daughter claim she made them. Really….
For the kid size; cast on 5 stitches and knit in garter until 14 inches long.
Now, how can you tell which size of needles to use?
For thicker yarns the rule of thumb on this project is, the thinner the needle the tighter the weave. For thinner yarns, you will be able to see the difference. For example.
This is a very light worsted weight yarn on the size 8 needles. Too loose!
Here it is after it is switched to the size 7. Much better.
You can always just grab a thick sewing needle and weave the two short ends together, or you can crochet them (that will make a bump though). Or you can experiment and try knitting the ends together.
Just pick up your cast on stitches and knit them in with your current stitches as you bind off.
Warning, it does add in a funky row.
And a slight bump on the inside. I knitted the ends on this headband and the pink coffee shop head band (shown below). All the others I sewed together.
These make a great, quick and easy gift. They are fun and super cute to wear. Also really warm.
If you are feeling adventurous you can attach a crochet flower or some pretty buttons.
P.S. I apologize for the choppy flow of this post. I am distracted by a Komodo Dragon program the bug is watching.