NOTE: Divide A into 2 balls.
Beginning at face edge and with 2 strands of A and 1 strand of B held together, cast on 18 (22) stitches.
Work in Stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until piece measures about 9 (10-1/2) in. (23 (27) cm) from beginning. Slip 9 (11) stitches onto a spare needle, size 19 or any smaller size. Fold piece so needles are parallel, with wrong sides of each half of Hood together. Hold these 2 needles in left hand. With empty needle, knit 2 together (1 stitch from each needle) twice - 2 stitches on right hand needle. Bind off first stitch over stitch just knitted. Repeat across until all stitches are bound off. Cut yarns and pull ends through last stitch to finish.
Cut 4 strands of A and 3 strands of B, each 30 in. (76 cm) long. Knot all strands of A and B together. Divide strands into 3 groups and braid together. Knot ends leaving about 5 in. (12.5 cm) unbraided. Knot other end of braid inside Hood.
Work other tie in same manner.
Weave in ends.