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Stashbusting Earwarmer Headbands


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This is a great way to use up stash yarn taking over your craft space. I used worsted weight yarn, but "Simply Soft" tends to be closer to a DK. It is so soft to work with, and I tend to use it often! Doubling the yarn helps keep it from curling in on itself and adds extra warmth to the headband. Two sizes are offered - the small size will fit heads 19-20 inches and the larger size will fit heads 21-23 inches. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl short rows - instructions provided crochet GAUGE 4 sts and 5.5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small size length - 17.25 inches (stretchy) Large size length - 19 inches (stretchy) SUGGESTED YARN 110 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Caron

Recommended with this pattern

  • 110 yds Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Yarn in Color A
  • 30 yds Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Yarn in Color B
  • U.S. Size 2 straight needles

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