It’s time to pick up those knitting needles and create special gifts for the special love ones in your life. Christmas is just around the corner. This knitted headband warmer is so cute and so easy to knit. There are only two basic stitches that you will need to know to make this band, the purl and knit stitch.
First measure the circumference of the head that you are creating this head warmer for, stitch the seed stitch to the width and the length of the band. The length of my band is 21.5 inches long and 6 inches wide. Your cast on will start with the width of the headband (make sure you cast on is a even number!), this is knitted flat, not in the round. To complete the head warmer sew the ends together using the same yarn for making the head warmer. (These measurements are based on the yarn and the knitting needles I used, yours may be different)
The materials I used:
In order to create the seed stitch make sure it is done in an even count stitch. I cast on 18 stitches (first row knit one, purl one; second row purl one, knit one). Make sure that once you’ve completed the first row with k1, p1 on the next you row start with p1, k1. The key to making the seed stitch perfect, is to always knit the purls and purl the knits and you will end up with beautiful bumps. The leaves are a knitted pattern from oddknit.com There are three different sizes and I choose the smallest one for my project. As you can see I stitch the leaves on with the color of the headwarmer to give it some contrast. Also I attached and antique button on for more texture. If you want a clean look and no elements, just make the band and a knit a small band to gather the larger band. To make the small band, knit the seed stitch cast on 8 stitches and knit 25 or so rows. Gather the larger band and sew the smaller band around the gathers (yours may be bigger or smaller, it’s based on the size of the yarn and the head circumference.