Wednesday, November 16, 2005

EAR COZY

copyright © 07/23/04 Dot Matthews

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This is a headband intended to keep your ears warm in cold weather.
GAUGE: 6 rows=2 inches; 6 sts=2 inches.
Finished headband is 4" wide and 24" around.

Materials used:
K hook for foundation chain only
I hook, for remainder of project
WW yarn 3 oz approximately
small amount of boa for trim
large eyed needle for weaving in ends

NOTES:
1. Work in back loops only unless instructed to use both loops. The unworked loops will be used later in the pattern.
2. Do not join at end of rows, use a marker to indicate beginnings of rows.
3. Number in ( ) at end of rows indicate number of stitches in that row.

With K hook
ch 64, join to form a circle. Be careful not to twist chain.

Switch to I hook

ROW 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around. (64 sts)

ROW 2: sc in next st and in each st around. (64 sts)

ROW 3 thru ROW 10: repeat row 2. Using a sl st and work through both loops, join last st of row 10 to first st of row 10. (64 sts)

ROW 11: Turn, ch 3, sl st in 1st free loop of row 9, (ch 3, sl st in next st) around. Continue around, and around, and around following the spiral of the unworked loops, until you reach the foundation chain. Leave the loops of the foundation chain unworked. Fasten off and weave in ends.

TRIM:
Attach Boa yarn in both loops of any st of row 10, ch 2, (dc in next st) around, join in top of ch 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat trim row on other side.
Attach Boa in any free loop of foundation ch, ch 2, (dc in next st) around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

VARIATION: Skip the trim and work (ch 3, sc in next st), in all unworked loops, including row 10 and foundation row.