01 April 2013

How To Make A Head Phone Covers: From The Top Down

Happy April Fool's !!!

One of my favorite Holiday's.  I just know the weather will get warmer, and hope that it will not snow here in the North East. (Fingers cross.)

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Headphone Covers: From the Top Down





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Ear Phone Covers:  When your earphone covers, get lost fall apart, or your ears need more cushion.


Call it what you like, I needed a pair for my headphones, nothing was wrong with my headphones just the cover was cheap foam, it was falling apart.

My headphones covers have finally fell apart, and are lost. I use my headphones a lot I am on Skype with clients, family and friends all the time. These covers are so much more comfortable then the thin cheap foam that comes with it.


The yarn that I used is my hand spun yarn.
That a did a few years back, 100% merino
wool. Fingering weight. 

You can use any left over fingering/sock yarn or
Sports weight. 




Supply's:

4 Double point knitting needles. Size 3, 4, 5.
Bamboo double point knitting needles, is a lot easier to use, the yarn sticks to it compare to the metal double point.

1 oz. Yarn

Will make a pair.

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Head Phone Covers: From The Top Down


Instructions for the headphones set, from the top down. It is very basic, if this is your 1st time knit from the top down. I tried to make it very easy to understand. 




Start Up Row:

Cast on 4 stitches, using long tail cast on.

Row 1: Start up rows

Now with 3 knitting needles:

Double Point knitting needle 1: 1st stitch knit back and front of stitch.

Double point knitting needle 2: 2nd stitch knit back and front of stitch.

Double Point knitting needle 3: 3rd stitch knit back and front of stitch place stitch marker.

Double point knitting needle 3: 4th stitch knit back and front of stitch
On this knitting needle you should have 4 stitches.

This will start you knitting in the round from top down.
Total stitches: 8 stitches.

Row 2: Knit (8 stitches)


Row 3:
  • Knit all stitches back and front of stitches, and this will give you a total of 16 stitches.

Row 4: Knit all stitches (16 stitches)

Row 5: Knit back and front of 1st stitch, knit 2 stitche, 4th stitch knit back and front of stitch this will give you a total of .

3rd double point knitting needle:

You will knit the 1st stitch then knit 2 stitches.
4th stitch you will knit back and front. The 5th stitch you will knit back and front, and knit 2 stitches 8th stitch you will knit back and front.

(total stitches = 24 stitches)

Row 6: Knit (24 stitches)

Row 7: Knit

1st  and 2nd double point knitting needle:

Knit 1st stitch back and front, knit 4, 5th stitch knit back and front.

3rd double point knitting needle:

Knit 1st stitch back and front, knit 4 5th stitch knit back and front.

6th stitch knit back and front, knit 4, 10th stitch knit back and front.

There should be a total of 16 stitches on this knitting needle.

Total: 32 Stitches

Row 8: Knit all 32 stitches

Row 9:

double point Knitting needle 1 and 2 -

Knit 1st stitch back and front, knit 6 stitches, 7th stitch back and front.
This will give you total of 10 stitches on each needle


3rd double point Knitting needle:

Knit 1st stitch back and front, knit 6 stitches, 7th stitch knit back and front, 8th stitch knit back and front, knit 6 stitches, th stitch knit back and front. Total of 20 stitches on this needle.

Total: 40 stitches


Row 10: knit 40 stitches.

Row 11: Purl 40 stitches.

Row 12: Purl 40 stitches.

Row 13: Knit 40 stitches.

Row 14: Knit 3, knit 2 together.

Total: 32 stitches

Row 15: Knit all 32 stitches.

Row 16: Knit 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.

Total: 24 stitches.

Row 17: knit all 24 stitches.

This is the time to test, try getting your one head set in the opening. If it fits, knit around 1 time, and bind off. If it's to big follow the next step

Row 18: knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together.

This will give you a total: 16.

Row 19: knit all 16 stitches.

Row 20: Bind off loosely. The I-cord bind off is stretchy.

There is a tutorial of showing how to do a I-Cord bind off.

If your head set is large, use a worsted weight, large needle.

This is all trail and error.

It looks square. It still fits, and feel comfortable compare to the foam that came with this set.







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