Summer Style Knit For Winter

I’ve been wearing my hair up a lot lately and I found myself wishing that I had a woolly headband to keep the tops of my ears warm. I decided to knit one based on how I like to wear a bandana in my hair in the summer.


This was a super quick knit that I worked up in one day. It was nice to have a fast project after working on my Audrey in Unst for so long. The stitch pattern is regular old seed stitch with the edge stitches slipped to keep them nice looking. I’m really happy with how it turned out.


I used my leftover yarn from that sweater on 5 mm needles. I just barely had enough left to finish my BO. It was pretty lucky. For an hour I was afraid that I would run out a few rows before the end.


It’s shaped like a folded bandana and ties like one at the top. I like having the option of tying and untying it for days when I’m worried that slipping it on will mess up my hair, but for the most part I plan on leaving it knotted. I’m not sure how well the ties will wear if I’m constantly redoing the knot every time I put on my headband.








11 responses to “Summer Style Knit For Winter”

  1. It looks like you have found the perfect keeping-your-ears-warm knit. I know what I’ll have to make once my hair grows out again.

  2. it’s really cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That is really cute! As is your hair colour. Gives me hair-envy, and a very persistent urge to dye my hair again!

  4. Very nice!

    I read that sentence as “I like to wear a _banana_ in my hair” and went haba wha?! I think I need to wake up! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. this is adorable! i always want to wear a bandanna in my hair like this but feel like i can never pull it off, but i never thought of it for winter! maybe i can ease myself into it if i start off with it as a winter accessory.

  6. You look adorable. I envy your ability to wear it without looking stupid. I could never pull that off, and I so want to.

  7. Andi, This headband is wonderful! I would have never thought that it would be a good idea to tie it on the top, but how you do it and how you wear it – it looks adorable and fits you so well!

  8. Love this! Any chance of a pattern/notes? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Andi

      I have tentative plans for a pattern, but I’m not sure when it will be released yet.

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