Monday, February 15, 2016

Textured Headband for Mum and Mini


A wide headband with a nice texture pattern for some added interest. Super quick knit if in need of a last minute gift or if you like me found yourself on holiday and needed something to wear due to a sudden change in weather (lucky I never travel without yarn). Great for using up scraps, I used only 65 yards for my adult prototype. Only basic knitting skills needed, if you can cast on, bind of, knit and purl, then you can make this.

Sizing:
The pattern comes in two sizes, Child (Adult). If you wish to make a smaller or larger size, the number of CO sts needs to be a multiple of 4. The headbands are really super stretchy, these two sizes should fit most women and children.

Materials:
Yarn – approximately 60 (70) yards aran weight yarn.
Needles – 4.5 mm (US 7) 40 cm (16in) circular needle.
Other – 1 stitch marker and a darning needle.

Pattern:
CO 68 (80) sts. PM and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Work k2, p2 ribbing around for 6 (8) rounds. If using a contrast colour for the edge, change colour now.

Texture pattern:

Round 1: knit all sts.
Round 2: purl all sts.
Round 3 and 4: * k1, p1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat the 4 rounds of the texture pattern 3 (4) times in total, then repeat rounds 1 and 2 once more. If using a contrast colour for the edge, change colour now. Knit one more round before starting the top rib section.

Finish off the headband by working k2, p2 ribbing around for 6 (8) rounds. Bind off loosely in established pattern. Weave in ends and block.

I added some really cute crochet flowers and buttons to my child size prototypes. This will greatly increase the likelihood of my girls wanting to wear these.

Abbreviations:
CO – cast on
k – knit
p – purl
PM – place marker
st(s) – stitch(es)

HAPPY KNITTING!

If you share your project on Instagram, do tag me @cechalden and #texturedheadband. I'd love to see your FOs!

Notes on yarn:
I made my adult prototype in aran weight yarn and my first child prototype, the pink one below, in DK weight yarn. The pattern works well for both yarn weights, but I suggest adding 4 sts if using a thinner yarn than aran.



1 comment:

  1. I will be casting on for this headband for my granddaughters soon!!
    Thank you.

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