Knit by Bit Frozen headband tutorial on LoveKnitting

Published on February 29th, 2016 | by Angie


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.

Rowan Swarovski free Frozen headband project tutorial on LoveKnitting

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.

Rowan Swarovski Frozen headband project tutorial on LoveKnitting

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.

Rowan Swarovski Frozen headband project tutorial on LoveKnitting

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.

Knit by Bit: free Swarovski Frozen headband tutorial on LoveKnitting

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.

5 Responses to Knit by Bit: free “Frozen” headband tutorial

  1. Linda says:

    What size are the Swarovski beads?

  2. elaine simmons says:

    I want to know the size of the beads also but if I had to venture a guess, I think it would be a size 4.

  3. Bronwen says:

    so lovely!

  4. Myriam says:

    Thank you so much for providing ideas to keep little ones busy during Winter break! There’s a lot of snow outside for them to play with, here in Eastern Canada, but we still need projects for when they come back inside.

    I would love to see articles about those easy, kiddie projects, before a long holiday.

  5. norma says:

    Having hard time 5 reading beads onto yarn.

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