Drops (free) Pattern 86-10 Headband in Alaska. It calls for one skein of Alaska which is an aran weight yarn with 82 yards.I learned of this pattern from one of the customers at Westport Yarns. She knit it with a dk weight yarn, knowing it would turn out smaller. I knit mine with Rowan Lima and yarn yarn leftover. Lima is more of a worsted weight and I don't think I would make this in a thicker yarn.
The pattern calls for binding off and sewing the two ends together. Given that I can never leave well enough alone, I did a button-loop bind off and sewed a button on. I thought it would be really neat. It pulled funny instead. Later on I took the button off and sewed it together. This pattern is one I would definitely do again. Quick, easy and makes a very nice gift.
I designed a hat to kind of match the headband. They are for a husband/wife. I'm really happy with how they came out.