Knitted Earbuds

earbudsgreen_head2I’m hoping that headbands of various sort will be a hit this holiday season for the younger members of my clan. This is Earbuds, designed by Linda at Knitwise Design. Her pattern is available on Ravelry and you can get a closer look at a few more “sets” (cords not included) here on the Knitwise Design website. My Earbuds are knit of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky on US size 10 needles. You’ll need a ridiculously small amount of yarn to knit these and about an hour of your time. Really. Quickest knit ever!

Flush with my success with my first Earbuds, I decided to knit a pair in a super bulky yarn. The pattern gives you the length needed for each size. I liked the idea of wider earpads, so I used the same number of stitches and rows and just adjusted the band at the top of the head.


My pink super-bulky set is knit in Cascade Yarn Lana Grande left over from my Umaro. I moved up to a US size 11 needle. It took evenĀ less time to knit the super-bulky version than the bulky version. If you need a quick holiday present, this pattern should work well. Here is my super-sized pair worn on a rumpled head that’s even older than my glass head.