Before All Things (pt. 1)

Hey there! I hope you’re getting used to knitting and purling, and you’re ready for our next pattern! The next one I’ll be sharing is one of my favorites. It’s fairly simple, doesn’t take too much time, and it’s really great to give as a gift (especially with Christmas coming up!) We’ll be learning how to make a head warmer, or head wrap. It’s essentially a knitted head band, that will keep your head and ears super cozy during the warmer months! It looks like this:


To make this, you can use a variety sizes of needles and yarns, and it’s really up to you to decide how big you want your stitches and how thick you want the yarn to be. I typically use size 8 needles and yarn that is still thick, but thinner than the one we used for the scarf. I think these look good:


Head Warmer Pattern

  1. Cast on 12 stitches. Using the same technique as the scarf, make sure you have enough space between each stitch that they sit comfortably, and make sure that’s the width you want for your head warmer. If it’s too thick, take a few out, and if it’s too thin, add a few more. The number of stitches really depends on how big your needles/yarn/head are!
  2. Knit as many rows as it takes to wrap around your head, minus about an inch. You want there to be a little stretch to it so it sits snugly on the head.

That’s it for this blog! Check out the next one to see how to finish it. If you want to see it made real-time, check out this video (simple), or this video (more complicated).

I love that this pattern is about the head. God gave us the gift of knowledge and intellect. We can reason, we we can think freely. Often, we don’t think of these things as gifts, but they really are. It’s easy to forget that they’re gifts, and that there is a Giver of those gifts. But perhaps the most important thing we can do in this life is be gracious for the gifts the Lord has given us, and to use them to the best of our ability.

When we use our reason, our intellect, and our will for good things, it is pleasing to God. He desires us to help others using these gifts, especially in serving Him and bringing about His kingdom in this life.

Because of Him, we are able to think, reason, share, and love. Because of Him, everything holds together. He holds everything in place, and delights in the good ways we use the gifts He has given us. Let us work to please Him in all things!

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” -Colossians 1:17

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Purls are a Girl’s Best Friend

Hey there! I hope you’re enjoying the art of knitting, and this blog has helped you to begin, or has strengthened your skills! Up until now, the most important thing you’ve learned how to do is simply how to knit. Each stitch is important and necessary for the overall project to come out looking how you want it, so it’s vital to pay close attention to your work. Continue reading “Purls are a Girl’s Best Friend”

New Kid on the Block

Congratulations! You’ve officially finished creating your first piece, a beautiful scarf! (part 1 and part 2). Before you give it to your loved one, don’t forget to block it! Blocking is a really important part of the knitting process. It sets your work exactly the way you want it. If there are little bumps in the edges, or the sides aren’t perfectly straight, blocking holds them where you want them, and keeps them there for good. Continue reading “New Kid on the Block”

“It Is Finished”

On this post, we’re going to learn how to cast off of the needles. In the last two posts, we learned about starting a scarf and working until you’re happy with the length. Once your project is complete, and you’re finished knitting, you need to get your work off the needles so you can get it to your loved one! Let’s get started. Continue reading ““It Is Finished””

Secure in a Scarf & His Embrace (pt. 1)

I don’t know about you, but to me, one of the best feelings in the world is stepping out into the cold, wrapped in a warm scarf (and plenty of other cozy layers!) I love the feeling of chill, but knowing that I won’t really be affected by it, because I’m nice and snug in a scarf. Now imagine that someone you love made that scarf for you. Here on A Purl of Great Price, I want to focus on the virtue of generosity. I encourage you to make these things for fun, but to also make them for people you love. Giving someone you love something that you put your love into feels so good, and seeing them use it and cherish it is even more special! Continue reading “Secure in a Scarf & His Embrace (pt. 1)”