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Today we continue learning to knit bandanas with a new technique, because today we will learn to make headbands knitted with two needles. The proposals we have for you are as simple as they are beautiful and are perfect for this cold weather that is yet to come.
Most toothpick headbands are a very simple task that can be knitted in a few steps. This time we will teach you how to make these bands in 3 steps. In addition, we will give you some tips so that you can knit other models and that each one fits you with the perfect measurements.
TIPS BEFORE YOU BEGIN Before we get started with our two-needle knit headbands, it is best to take the measurements, so that the band is just right. To do this, measure the entire contour of your head, placing the tape above your ears and about four centimeters above your eyebrows. On average it measures around 54 centimeters, but it is best to use the exact measurements of who is going to use it.
Another thing that you have to take into account so that each bandana fits you like a glove, is the type of yarn that you are going to use. If it is a yarn that is a little elastic, you can deduct one centimeter from the total length because the elastic with use can be watered down and over time it can become large.
Another aspect to take into account for headbands woven with two needles is the type of knit that we are going to use, this garment is very noble and allows you to use a great variety of points in it, but we recommend you not to use some points that are very loose, or at least not in the entire bandana, as it is very easy for the end result to be a very loose headband that constantly falls, which would make you feel uncomfortable.
MATERIALS In this work you can use different types of materials, both natural fibers such as cotton and wool and synthetic fibers are very good, for these headbands. Also, you can use different thicknesses in them, but it is best to use a thick yarn so that the headband is thick enough to cover a good part of the head and forehead.
STEP-BY-STEP TWO-NEEDLE WOVEN BELTS The following steps will help you to knit a cross headband on the front, similar to a turban, although here we are going to propose the fantasy stitch, you can choose the type of fabric that is easiest for you.
1. ASSEMBLE THE POINTS The first thing you have to do to start with your headbands knitted with two needles, after having the measurements, is to cast on the stitches. Keep in mind that you are going to knit this headband vertically, so you should think about mounting the necessary stitches to achieve the desired width of your headband. The ideal for a girl is 10 points, while for an adult the best is 15 points and for an adult the ideal is 20 centimeters, thus determining who is going to wear the turban and how many points they will need. I advise you to leave a long strand of yarn once you have started, so that at the end it can be closed more easily.
2 KNIT In this tutorial we are going to use an elastic and modern point, but you can choose the one you like the most or the one that you feel most comfortable with. After mounting the stitches, knit 1 round of purl stitches, in the second knit three balance stitches, to the right and continue with the rest in this way, knit three stitches to the right with three loops, then take out the point, knit two stitches to the right, then another point to the right with three loops, the last points knit them of balances that is to say to the right. Continue with this pattern until the length of the bandana is finished, that is, about 54 cm.
3 ARM THE VINCHAS Once you have the length of the headband, it is time to assemble it, you can join it using the wool needle and the extra cord that we leave when mounting the stitches, knitting only end to end, but to give it that turban shape you have to divide the headband by half lengthwise, then sew the lower half of the left side with the upper half of the right side and vice versa, that is, sew the lower half of the right side with the upper half of the left side. To finish these headbands knitted with two needles, just turn the fabric over the front and you will have it ready.