Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A quick evenings work

What do you think of my lovely little headband/earwarmer? I decided I was going to make one because it is getting so cold, my ears were hurting with the wind at weekend, and I much prefer earwarmers to hats.

It is a design of my own that I made up and it was so quick and simple and actually worked! Just cast on 15 stitches on 6mm needles. I used aran wool but I suppose you could use a lighter weight wool and it would have a slightly more lacy texture. Then the pattern is just k3, yfwd k2tog, yfwd k2tog, k1, yfwd k2tog, yfwd k2tog, k3. Then repeat for every row so no real counting and concentration required. I stopped at about 45cm, but obviously you can go longer or shorter depending on the size of your head. I just did this last night while watching a cookery programme so it can't be that difficult!


Marie said...

Love it! Fab colour too.

Hazel said...

Lovely! Where are the increases to even out the decreases? Or does it taper in?x

Bernardeena said...

Doh! I'm glad you posted. I was trying to rush while Noah was watching cbeebies. It should be right now.