Learn how to knit a headband ear warmer using the Addi Express knitting machine. A simple way to knit a headband for winter.
I don’t know you, but my ears are always freezing in the winter time. But not anymore. I made a simple headband ear warmer using the Addi Express Pro knitting machine. I will try to describe every step the best I can. If you pay close attention to the video, you may not even need extra information. I’m sure you could figure out many of the details. Scroll down to the bottom of the article for the video tutorial, if you don’t want to read the full article.
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The Addi Express Knitting Machine
For this tutorial I used the Addi Express Pro knitting machine. I would recommend the Addi Express Mega Pro Set as you get two knitting machines with accessories and patterns books. But you can buy any other brands you prefer. The model I used has 22 needles.
The Thread I Use
The thread used for this headband is 100% microfiber. This coil has a weight of 50 g and a length of 100 m. This is my favorite brand, but you can use anything you have. Try however, to find a similar thread. It’s important not to use a fluffy thread. It tends to block the machine’s needles.
Knitting The Headband
To begin with, feed the machine by putting the thread around the needles. For this, follow the video example tutorial. Then knit 75 rows. Do not tighten the thread when you knit, not to break the needles. As I pointed out in the video tutorial, because of the length, at some point you’ll have to roll the headband inside. This way, the new stitches will come out uniform. When you finished knitting the 75 rows, cut the thread by leaving an end of about 50 cm. Insert the thread into a needle, and lift the stitches from the machine needles as shown in the video.
Finishing The Headband
Sew separately the ends of the headband, then sew them together. Watch the video example for details. If you want a simple headband without any accessories, you can leave it as it is.
Crochet The Bow
To crochet the bow I used a crochet number 6. For the dimensions shown in the tutorial, I crochet 5 rows of 24 stitches each. When you finished, bring and sew the ends together to forming a circle. Keep the ends of the thread to use them soon. We tie in the center with the remaining thread ends to create the shape of the bow. If you want, you can decorate the bow with the accessories you have available. The last step left is sewing the bow to the headband.