Using Kate Davies's pattern for a Fair Isle headband (available as a free Ravelry download, here) I did a provisional cast on and an i-cord bind off.
The headband is knitted in 4 ply yarn in the round and has a plain lining. The double thickness makes it extra snug and warm.
It looked a bit of a mess whilst in progress but looks pretty nifty now it's finished.
I used oddments of Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 ply (sadly, now discontinued) which accounts for the garish combination of colours. The provisional cast on was easy and I wonder why I've never used it before - very versatile. The i-cord bind off was a bit slow going but gave a lovely edging to the band.
All in all a very satisfying few days work.
My next challenge will be - as usual - to finish projects already started and not to let myself get distracted by setting other challenges!