This headband is a quick knit that will provide an introduction to knitting with two colors. Each headband offers practice working with one pattern stitch. If you make a headband in each pattern you plan to use in your (Norwegian) sweater, you will have all the stitch patterns memorized- and a headband for every day of the week.
Smooth yarn will show off the stitches and color patterns best, making it easy to keep track of where you are on the chart.
Any weight of yarn will work, but for practice I suggest a medium-weight yarn and US size 7 or 8 (4.5 or 5mm) knitting needles. Approximately 50 yards (46m) of each color will be ample for making a headband.
In a size appropriate for the yarn you’ve chosen: Circular needle 16 inches (40 cm) long.