Thursday, January 19, 2012

Feeling Foxy

Super fast project great for Halloween or just when you need to be quirky.

Thing you need:
Worsted Weight acrylic yarn 
(I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Main color and black
Size 11 (8mm) needles
Yarn needle

  • Using double yarn (two strands) of main color CO 2 sts leaving tail of 12 inches 
  • Row 1: knit
  • Row 2: k1 M1 k1
  • Row 3: k1 M1 k2
  • Row 4: k1 M1 k3
  • Row 5: k1 M1 k4
  • Row 6: k1 M1 k5
  • Row 7: k1 M1 k6
  • Row 8: k1 M1 k7 (9sts)
  • Rows 9-40: k
  • Row 41: k1 k2tog k6
  • Row 42: k1 k2tog k5
  • Row 43: k1 k2tog k4
  • Row 44: k1 k2tog k3
  • Row 45: k1 k2tog k2
  • Row 46: k1 k2tog k1
  • Row 47: k1 k2tog
  • Row 49: k2tog
  • Cut off 12 inches of yarn and pull through last stitch.
  • Cut four 24 inch long pieces of yarn in main color
  • Thread two pieces through each end of headband
  • Braid yarn (you should have 6 strands- two from headband and 4 that you just added)
  • Tie off and cut ends evenly
Ears 1:
  • Fold headband in half and find were you want to place the ears
  • Pick up 5 stitches 
  • Row 1: with double thread *k1 pu1 till you have 9 sts

Shown with single yarn, you will be using double

  • Rows 2-5: k
  • Row 6: Switch to double black  k
  • Row 7: k1 k2tog k6
  • Row 8: k1  k2tog k5
  • Row 9: k1  k2tog k4
  • Row 10: k1  k2tog k3
  • Row 11: k1  k2tog k2
  • Row 12: k1  k2tog k1
  • Row 13: k1  k2tog
  • Row 14:  k2tog
  • Row 15: cut yarn and pull through stitch
Ear 2:
  • On opposite side of fold pick up 5 stitches making sure to run the needle the opposite direction (otherwise this ear will be backwards)
  • repeat ear 1 process

Weave in ends and you have a fox headband!
Optional bow is a simple strip of garter stitch tied in the middle and sewn to ear.
Since headband is worked in a garter stitch it will fit kids and adults alike since it stretches.
 I suggested 40 rows but you may want to make yours shorter or longer.

Make them in any color!

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