DIY Knitted Headband

Brrrrrr it’s been SO cold here in Vancouver. The little duck pond by my place is completely frozen! It is definitely time to whip out the headband I knit myself. I wear this every single time I go outside to keep my ears from freezing. I can assure this will keep you warm without giving you that awful toque hair! Here is the pattern to all you knitwits!

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Materials:
Approx 40gms DK yarn (2 strands used throughout)
5mm straight needles

Cable (C4F)
Pick up the next 4 stitches using a cable needle and hold at the front of the work.
Knit the next 4 stitches on the left hand needle.
Knit the 4 stitches on the cable needle.

Directions:
CO 10st
Work 10 rows k1 p1 rib increasing 1 st at each end of every alternate row (20st)

Row 1: k1, p1, k2,p2, C4F,p2, k2, p1, k1

Row 2: k2, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k2

Row 3: k1, p1, k2,p2, k8,p2, k2, p1, k1

Row 4, 6, 8: As Row 2

Row 5, 7: As Row 3

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Continue in pattern until band measures tightly around your head. NOTE: Make sure your headband is quite tight as the wool tends to stretch!

Cast off, ensure to leave a LONG piece of string as you will want to use this when attaching the two sides. Using a yarn needle, sew the two sides together.

 


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Enjoy the warmth (and daily compliments) from this headband!

xxC

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