1. Gather your materials
You will need needles in size 8, 9 or 10 (US size) and a worsted weight (normal) yarn in a color you like. But for me, I bought this Knit Kit at Walmart but you can try to buy on Amazon or any online store.
"Love Knitting Start to Knit Kit" is perfect for new beginners so it includes 2 needle sets, 1 crochet hook, 1 knitting gauge, 1 stitch holder, 1 plastic needle, 4 point protectors, 6 stitch markers.
2. Learn how to cast on.
Casting on is the process of beginning your first row of stitches, to which all the other stitches will be attached. The backward loop cast on is as easy cast on for beginners to learn.
For me, I learned on how to cast on when I watched this video. Thanks to Carley!
3. Learn how to knit stitches.
I watched this video to learn the basic knitting.
1. I cast on 24 stitches.
2. Hold the needle with the cast-on stitches in your left hand, the empty needle in your right hand. Hold the needles a few inches from the tips, between your thumb and the first couple of fingers.
3. With the working yarn in back of the needle, insert the right needle into the front of the first stitch (the one closest to the tip) from left to right.
4. Now with your right index finger, bring the yarn between the needles from back to front.
5. With your right hand, pull the right needle—which now has a loop of yarn around it—toward you and through the stitch.You now have a stitch on the right needle. All you need to do to finish the stitch is to slip the old stitch off the left needle. Tug gently on the working yarn to secure the new stitch.Repeat this process until the end of the row! When you have knitted every stitch on the row, you will have an empty needle in your left hand. Swap needles so that the “full” needle is in your left hand and the empty one is in your right hand, and do it all over again!
4. Learn to cast off
Casting off is the process of making the last row of stitches for your project. This last row must finish the stitches so that they cannot unravel later on. Casting off is an essential technique when learning to knit.
5. Make a gauge swatch
This swatch will be used to determine how many stitches to use for your headband and can also be good practice if you are a beginner.
6. Continue knitting until the piece is as long as you would like your headband to be.
You can test the length by wrapping it around your head. Remember that it must be tight enough to stay on your head without falling down but loose enough to fit onto your head.
7. Cast off your stitches.
Finish knitting the headband by casting off at the end. This prevents the knitting from unraveling later.
8. Sew the bound-off edge to the cast-on edge.
Using a piece of yarn and a blunt needle sews the two edges of your headband together. Line the edges up next to each other. Then, starting at one end push the needle through both layers and around the edge back through the same hole. Then move to the next stitch and push the needle through. Bring the needle around the edges and push through the next stitch along the edge. Continue until you reach the other edge of the pieces and have knitted the edges completely together.
9. Try the headband on.
The headband should now be completed and you can try it on to make sure it fits correctly.
Enjoy wearing your headband and keeping your ears warm!