Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pattern: Simple Knitted Headband


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                              (excuse the bad pictures.  I can't get a good day to take photos.)


Materials:
    Worsted Yarn
    Size 6 (4mm) dpns
    Tapestry Needle

Knowledge Needed:
    I-cord  (http://www.knittinghelp.com for instructional videos)
    Yarn Overs
    Knit 2 Together (K2tog)
    All Sl-st are done purl-wise

Pattern:

Starting I-cord:
    Cast on 3 stitches.
    Knit I-cord for approximately 5-6 inches.

Starting Headband:
Row 1:   Top 3 stitches of I-cord.
Row 2:   Sl st purl-wise, knit across.
Row 3:   Sl st, YO, K, YO, K.
Row 4:   Sl st, knit across.
Row 5:   Sl st, K, YO, K, YO, K2.
Row 6:   Sl st, knit across.
Row 7:   Sl st, K, YO, K3, YO, K2.
Row 8:   Sl st, knit across.
Row 9:   Sl st, K, YO, K5, YO, K2.
Row 10: Sl st, knit across.
Row 11: Sl st, K, YO, K7, YO, K2.
Row 12: Sl st, knit across.

*  Continue knitting row 12 until headband is approximately 2 inches short of head circumference without tie-off.  *

Row 1 (after length is reached): Sl st, K2tog, YO, K7, YO, K2tog, K.
Row 2:   Sl st, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K.
Row 3:   Sl st, knit across.
Row 4:   Sl st, K2tog, YO, K5, YO, K2tog, K.
Row 5:   Sl st, K2tog, K5, K2tog, K.
Row 6:   Sl st, knit across.
Row 7:   Sl st, K2tog, YO, K3, Yo, K2tog, K.
Row 8:   Sl st, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K.
Row 9:   Sl st, knit across.
Row 10:  K2tog, K3tog, K2tog.

Starting I-cord:
    Knit I-cord for approximately 5-6 inches.
                Bind off.

Weave in ends and add decorations.  (I added two flowers made with this crochet flower pattern:   http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=3349&lang=us after I took the photos.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Note for beginners:
when you are finished with the icord don't continue to switch direction of the needles. knit are you would normally changing from wrong side to right side for the body of the headband, then when doing the i cord stay on the right side.

i messed up so heads up