Mattie's Cotton Neckerchief
Materials: #10 bedspread cotton and #1 straight needles (you'll need less than a ball)
CO 4 stitches
Row 1: K
Row 2: K2, YO, K to last stitch. K last stitch in the back of the stitch.
Repeat Row 2 until length from point is 10 inches.
Row 1: K across
Row 3: K2, *YO, K2T* to last two stitches, K2
Rows 4 and 5: K
Ties: Pick up five stitches along side edges of "headband" section and K for 12 inches or desired length. (You can taper the ends if desired by knitting two stitches together at the beginning of two rows, then binding off the last stitches.)
This looks great either tied around the hair or tied at the back of the neck to fill in a sweater or shirt's neckline.