Apparently I'm feeling nostalgic for 5th grade summer camp, because I've been really into making friendship bracelets lately. This project is along the same lines, so if you were an embroidery floss addict like me, this should be pretty easy for you.
Start with a few different colors of yarn. I chose four fall-ish colors for mine. You could use anywhere from 3 to 6 depending on how wide you want your headband to be.
Cut the yarn into about 4-foot strands. Then make a loop in the middle of the strands, tying off about 6 inches of yarn into the loop. You'll later braid this section so it can tie easily in the back, so you can make it longer or shorter depending on your preference. Mine pictured is not quite long enough - you can learn from my mistake.
If you're rusty on how to make a friendship bracelet, here's the basic gist. Lay your yarn out in the order you want the colors to show up. Since you made the loop in the middle, you should have two of strands of each color to work with. When you lay out the colors, you'll want the color on the far left to match up with the color on the far right, and the two colors in the middle to match up, and so on. It also helps to tie the loop end down to something so it stays in place. You can use a safety pin or a piece of tape or basically anything to hold it in place.
Once you're set up, you can start tying knots going from the outside in, making a sort of "4" shape with the yarn. Using the photo above as a guide, you tie the brown yarn around the red, and hold the red strand straight as you make your knot with the brown. Once your knot is made, continue with the next strand toward the middle. Once you've made knots on all the strands on that side, do the same thing with the brown yarn on the other side. Then tie the two brown strands together in the middle. Then do the same thing with the red yarn (or whatever color is now on the outside).
Continue this pattern until it is long enough to go almost all the way around your head. Then make a knot and braid the ends so they can be tied together easily.
That's all there is to it! Enjoy your cute new headband!
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