Knit by Bit: free “Frozen” headband tutorial
This Frozen headband project is a quick fix for social butterflies with last minute parties or for little princesses who want something sparkly.
This simple tutorial show you how to make a “Frozen” headband in less than 10 minutes with 1 pack of Rowan Swarovski beads, some 4 ply yarn, a yarn needle, and a skinny headband.
Rowan Swarovski is an idea that’s full of fun and glitz, and it’s an easy way to add some sparkle to a project. This week, I felt inspired to make a “Frozen” headband – it’s a shiny addition to playtime dress-up, or as an elegant accessory for us grownups.
For this “Frozen” headband project, I used Rowan Pure Linen, a DK weight yarn that’s spun with 100% linen. I chose the shade Patagonian, an icy blue that makes me fondly remember snowy winters in Chicago. The linen is great for wrapping and gives great coverage with a delicate halo around it. In the video, I used Rowan Siena 4 ply yarn in the shade Mariner, for a bolder, more dramatic effect. Click here to see all available beads.
You will also need a skinny headband to wrap the yarn and beads around. You can usually find them in packs at most stores that carry hair care products.
Using a yarn needle or a beading needle, thread all of the beads onto the yarn.
Secure the yarn to one end of the headband with a tight knot, and begin wrapping the yarn around the headband, concealing the tail of the knot as you go.
After about an inch of wrapping, start placing your beads. Do this by pulling up a bead, holding it against the headband, and continuing to wrap.
When you get to the end of the headband, secure the yarn and tie off. Using a yarn needle, feed the knot tail back through the yarn to hide it and secure the headband. You can also choose to just snip the yarn close after you knot it.
There are enough beads in this pack to make one adult sized headband that is beaded all the way across. You can of course use less beads and have enough to make more than one headband; there is plenty of yarn to make several headbands.
And that’s it! It takes less than 10 minutes to complete this Frozen headband project for your budding Elsa, so it would be a good project to keep little ones busy over spring break.
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Last updated: February 29th, 2016.