This soft headband and mitts set in multiple sizes knits up quickly in DK yarn to fit just about any family member, from toddler to adult. Worked entirely in knit and purl stitches with simple shaping, these subtle pieces offer a sculpted, no-slip fit. For maximum warmth and minimum weight, choose a softly spun yarn composed of fine, springy fibers.
Shown here: children's size medium in Fearless Fibers MCN Luxury DK, color Earthenware and adult medium in Spirit Trail Holda, color Fig
Confection Sport, Shetlandia Sport, Targhee Tango Sport, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Chebris Sport, Jacob's Dream Sport, Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Better Breakfast DK, or any soft sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
ear warmer: 12.5(14, 15.5, 16.5)[18, 19.5, 21, 22, 23.5] inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 16(17.5, 19, 20)[21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5, 27] inches around
mitts: 4.5(5, 5.5)[6, 7, 8, 9) [inches in circumference to fit hands up to 5(5.5, 6)[7, 8, 9, 10) inches around palm
Note: children’s sizes are denoted by (parens) while youth/adult sizes appear in [brackets]
ear warmer: 65(75, 90, 100)[110, 125, 135, 145, 160] yards
mitts: 100(125, 150)[175, 200, 225, 250] yards
ear warmer: 25 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
mitts: 26 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
ear warmer: size 4US (3.5mm) 16-inch circular needle or DPNs (best for smallest sizes)
mitts: DPNs size 3US (3.25mm) for body and size 2.5US (3.0 mm) for cuff and trims