So in my last blogpost I was looking at some lovely hats to knit for the Winter season. However, things get tricky when you have a pony tail, don’t they… You want to keep warm but your favourite hat won't fit. You can lift your parka hood up but that still doesn't bring the circulation back into your ears and you start to believe the old wives' tail about losing half of your body heat through your head in winter!
So here's the solution: a cozy headband or ear-warmer. Quick to knit, easy to make and super-stylish, these small accessories are a must for the deep winter. Here are two of my favourites that you can knit now ready for the New Year snows.
Anna tells me that she especially likes using the headband when she is out on her morning run as it not only keeps her warm but also keeps her hair out of her eyes. The set is worked in one of my favourite yarns, Willow and Lark 'Nest' and the pattern includes two different sizes.
Both of these are worked using two ends of a DK yarn held together which gives a really toasty result. Holding two ends of yarn together at the same time traps air into every stitch, giving a warmer result than when using a single end of a thicker yarn. The combination of the soft merino mix yarns and the deep, textural pattern gives a winning head-warming combination.
I hope that has given you some ideas for some cozy headwarmers to keep your ears warm in these ultra-chilly days. If you would like to see more ideas for keeping warm this winter, then please click here to go to the start of the Autumn Accessories series.
It's almost New Year so if you have snow where you are, I hope you will enjoy wearing your new cozy accessories while you have fun snow-tubing, ski-ing or having a fun snowball fight!
Until next time – Happy New Year Knitting!
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