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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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