Hi, I’m Jessica and I love sharing easy knit and crochet patterns and projects on my blog Mama In A Stitch! Today, I’m so excited to show you this simple loom knit headband pattern with you that uses the Super Bulky All Things You Yarn by Darice. This is an easy and fairly quick loom project making it great if you’re looking to create a cute and useful accessory. The soft, wool blend will keep you warm while wearing your hair down or up in a ponytail. This grey tone which is called “Pewter” is a favorite color of mine because it looks great with virtually any outfit! This yarn is a pleasure to work with as the feel and texture is soft and wonderful on the hands and the color selection is superb! While I love this grey color, I wouldn’t hesitate to make a bunch of these headbands with the other gorgeous color options. I hope that you enjoy this project, and feel free to find me over on my blog or on my Facebook page and Instagram. Happy loom knitting!
This easy loom knit headband also doubles as an ear warmer. It is made on a loom, and is folded over, then bound off to create the double layer. This is made in a very similar fashion to the way that you would make a hat. If this is one of your first loom knitting projects, I suggest practicing and reading the photo tutorial that is included in the Darice loom set. It’s a great help if you’ve never used a loom before. There are also really good YouTube video tutorials that you can find online.
Easy Loom Knit Headband Supplies:
- 1 Skein of All Things You Super Bulky Yarn (I used Pewter)
- Darice Easy Knitting Loom Kit (Orange Loom)
- Tapestry Needle
Step 1. Wrap the yarn around the peg that is on the outer edge of the loom ring just once to secure. (You may also simply make a slip knot and attach it to your first peg on the loom if you prefer instead).
Step 2. Holding the loom in front of you, pull the yarn to the inside of the loom. Wrap the yarn loosely around each peg clockwise, working around the loom counter clockwise, all the way around the loom. Be sure to wrap yarn around each peg.
Step 3. Push the yarn down each peg so it sits toward the base of the loom.
Step 4. Wrap the yarn around each peg again in the same manner as above. You will now have two rows of yarn on the loom.
Step 5. With two rows of yarn on each peg, you will now take your loom pick and lift the bottom row of yarn over the top row on each peg working clockwise. Start with the peg that you just finished wrapping at the end of the round. This will hold your yarn in place as you work around the loom. Lift the first row over the second row on each peg and you will have completed your first row of knitting.
Step 6. Repeat the process by wrapping your yarn around each peg, just as you did in step 2. You will then repeat steps 3 – 5, lifting the first row of yarn over the second row of yarn on each peg.
Continue this process until your piece measures approximately 6” inches in length.
Once your piece is approximately 6” inches in length, you will be doubling over the fabric. Find the first round that you knit and place those knit stitches onto the loom. You now have two rows of stitches on each peg.
With your loom pick, take the bottom stitches over the top stitches.
Now, with a long length of yarn which is still attached to your loom and knitting, attach the end of the yarn to your tapestry needle.
Take the tapestry needle, and thread through each stitch on each peg of the loom. As you work around the loom, take the stitch off the loom once it’s stitched to your length of yarn. Keep it nice and loose so it is not too tight on your head. Tie off and weave in ends.
Center Tied Section:
With a length of yarn and your tapestry needle, make two long straight stitches across the middle of the headband, working through both layers of fabric. Then, pull the ends of the yarn tightly to “cinch” the center of the headband. With a length of yarn, wrap it several time around the cinched portion of the headband. Tie off and weave in the ends.
Enjoy your cozy new loom knit headband!
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