Head Huggers by MK Carroll

Head Huggers

November 2004
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
255 yards (233 m)
Finished measurements, neckwarmer: 11" long (+ tiea), 1.5" wide Finished measurements, earwarmer: 17" long (+ ties), 3.25" wide
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “I was growing out a pixie cut and having a bad hair year. That autumn, I knit a little hair band to help keep it in check and, when the weather got colder, a wider one that would cover my ears, too. This project uses a single skein of a luscious yarn, making it a small, luxurious gift or a nice treat for yourself. The shorter band doubles as a neckwarmer, a sweet addition on days when you need a sweater but don’t want a long, bulky scarf. The entire piece can be worked on double-pointed needles, especially if you use point protectors to convert them temporarily to straights (thereby giving the work only one end to leap off), or use straight needles if you prefer.”


  • MC: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% merino wool, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere; 50g/98 yds)
  • Neckwarmer: 1 skein #101 Ivory
  • Earwarmer: 1 skein #300 Black
  • CC1: Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky (100% merino wool; 50g, 55 yds), 1 skein 700 Red
  • CC2: Debbie Bliss Merino DK (100% merino wool; 50g/102 yds), 1 skein 502 Lime
  • Flowers: DMC embroidery floss, turquoise 3845, 1 skien
  • Optional: beads, bead needle, thread to match flower
  • US 8 (5mm) straight needles (optional)
  • US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (set of 2)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Pattern provides options for both a neckwarmer and earwarmer.