Armed with just a ball of bulky yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and the ability to knit and purl, you can banish frigid ears forever! If you are not afraid of simple cables, increases, and decreases, ...
Armed with just a ball of bulky yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and the ability to knit and purl, you can banish frigid ears forever! If you are not afraid of simple cables, increases, and decreases, you can achieve additional levels of earwarming loveliness.
The most ambitious pattern is presented first, followed by two easier variations. You should have no problem finding a pattern to fit your own comfort level!
Knit and purl
Crocheting a chain (or other method of making a button loop)
Sewing on a button
Increasing and decreasing (optional)
Left-facing cable (optional)
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
100 yards bulky yarn (I used Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky in Gold [100g/141yds])
1-inch button (I used my own polymer buttons available here)
Size 10 straight needles
Size J crochet hook
This eBook contains:
Pattern for a tapered headband with three cabled ribs (intermediate).
Pattern for a tapered headband with three ribs (beginner).
Pattern for a straight-sided headband with two ribs (newbie).
Basic descriptions of two kinds of increases and four kinds of decreases
Basic description of a left-facing cable
Formula for determining a tapered headband’s measurements
Plenty of photos
Lisa Clarke is a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. She can often be found on her blog, Polka Dot Cottage, writing about her adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.