I think out of all the holidays, New Years Eve get to the award for best dressed.
With that in mind I wanted to have something with a little bling – and if you know me, you know that bling is not part of my regular vocabulary.
Since it’s cold here and we just received 14″ of snow, I figured I needed to keep warm when we go out for our anniversary tomorrow, so I whipped up a snugly winter headband with sparkly beads.
And just for the record, do you know how hard it is to take pictures of yourself wearing a headband without getting your face in the picture? I didn’t get hair or makeup done yet!
The first version was with the variegated yarn but the beads didn’t pop like I hoped so I did the second version in the sold blue.
The first step in knitting with beads is to thread the beads onto the yarn. Once that was done, I cast 82 stitches onto a size 8 circular needle.
Rounds 1-5: K2, P2
**Round 6: Knit even
Round 7: K1, P1
Round 8: K3, bring yarn forward, slide next stitch as if to knit, slide a bead in tight, move yarn to the back (I’ll call t his add in a bead moving forward), *k6, add in a bead* Repeat between *
Round 9: P1, K1
Round 10: knit even
Round 11: k1, p1
Round 12: *k1, add in a bead, k3, add in a bead, k 1* Repeat between *
Round 13: P1, K1**
Repeat from ** to ** once more, and repeat just rounds 6-10 before knitting the ribbing.
Bind off and tuck in your ends.