Koigu Headset Cozy

September 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm 5 comments

I kept finding this black stuff, on my hands, on my keyboard, on my desk, even on my face (YUCK!).

After about a week I figured out it was this.
The foam earpiece covers on my headset disintegrating.

After about 15 minutes of searching online, I was coming to the conclusion it would be easier to replace the entire headset than to replace the foam covers.

Then I remembered,
I’m a knitter!
I can fix this!

Koigu (KPPPM) color P529

 

Edited to add:
Since I got asked, here is the pattern.
Using fingering weight yarn and size 2 needle, Cast on 5 sts.
Put the 5 sts on dpns and continue knitting in the round, be careful to keep the stitches straight.
Row 1: K1 M1, repeat all around.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two more times. 40 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Check if this is big enough for your earpiece; the knitting should almost cover the front of the earpiece with 1/16 to 1/8 of the earpiece extending beyond the knitting. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 as needed.
Purl 3 rows.
The purl rows should extend over the edge of the earpiece and curl onto the back. Repeat purl rows as needed.
Knit one row.
Bind off.
Thread a piece of stretch bead cord or other elastic cord through the bind off sts to help keep the cozy in place. Thread the cord through twice if it feels like it needs it.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. knit1frog2  |  September 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    ❤ love! ❤ 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. Alisha  |  November 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    love this i work for a call center and definetly need one

    Reply
  • 3. Janey  |  August 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I worked at a call centre and they gave out those earpiece covers on a daily or weekly basis.

    Reply
  • 4. Barb  |  March 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    OMG, these are hysterical. I just saw this post for some reason!

    Reply
  • 5. EM  |  July 27, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Exactly what I needed! Knittng this right now with waste sock yarn.

    Reply

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