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handmade holiday: easy i-cord headband
After seeing these adorable headbands, I got an idea of how to make a similar headband -- no knitting or crochet experience needed. I think these make a terrific gift for young girls, teens, girlfriends, etc. Plus yarn seems to be especially trendy right now (maybe it's a winter thing?) so they're really a perfect gift.

Posted by amyistheparty from Sacramento, California, United States • Published See amyistheparty's 41 projects »
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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Easy I Cord Headband - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used the Clover Wonder Knitter, which I noticed got great reviews on a couple of other blogs. If you are in the market for a knitting loom, I highly recommend this one. I've noticed that Clover offers some of the best yarn tools out there. Their instructions, however, leave something to be desired -- which is why I am including instructions below. You can probably adapt these instructions to any other knitting loom, just keep in mind that you'll need to rotate the loom yourself (this one comes with a rotating disk).

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Easy I Cord Headband - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the end of yarn down the tube.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Easy I Cord Headband - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wrap the yarn around each peg in a counter-clockwise motion.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Easy I Cord Headband - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn wheel clockwise so that the yarn crosses over each peg.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Easy I Cord Headband - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pull the bottom loop up over the top strand of yarn, and off of the peg. Continue to rotate the wheel repeating this step for each peg.

    Continue until you think you have enough length to cover a headband, then follow the instructions below to cast off.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Easy I Cord Headband - Step 6
    Step 6

    After following the instructions in the diagram, you will end up with a long skinny piece of knitted i-cord, with a tail of yarn at each end. Pull the tail of yarn at one end to tighten. This will sort of close up this end. Carefully push the headband inside the center of the i-cord through the one open end. Work the headband into the i-cord so that the headband is completely wrapped and you have a good fit. Now pull the yarn tail of the open end to close it as well.

    Using a yarn needle, work the tails of the yarn back into the i-cord. Weave the ends over and under the stitches near the bottom of the headband so that there is more reinforcement and the bottom of the headband does not poke through. If you need to, add some fabric glue or stiffener to the ends.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Easy I Cord Headband - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stitch on some buttons or a knitted or crocheted circle or flower, using embroidery floss. You may have to wrap the floss around the headband for added stability (as opposed to stitching the buttons to individual strands of yarn). I think they look nice plain as well.

    Tip: Choose colors and embellishments to compliment the person you are making the gift for. It makes the gift that much more special

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Yonii
Yonii · Sofia, Sofia-city, BG · 5 projects
I'd love to make one Happy super cute
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Cute idea! I have...ahem *had* that exact same spool loom until I let someone borrow it and never gave it back! I have another one but is double-ended, which I like better cuz I couldn't stand that little thingamabobber moving around while trying to wrap the pegs on the one you have.
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
That's so cute!! My friends would like this !! Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
like it, but i hate it when i must first buy some tools, i know his is a handy tool, but you can easily knit a itube with some two double pointed needles, You can find the how to on lion brand . I've you like i can give you the link.
I have discovered that yesterday, because a friend of mine told that she had made my chain necklace with a i tube . And i thought huuuf whats that, i'm a dutch girl so we use other terms, and i have tools of clover bought and not all are very great=S Its all plastic and easily broken.=S and they are expensive.
so thats why i telling you this. i really like it and its really an awesome idea!!!!
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