When the sap starts running and the days start getting noticeably longer here in Upstate New York, it’s time to get out and enjoy late winter–in a warm, cozy headband, of course! Lots of “cable-y” goodness keeps the knitting interesting. Three-stitch braided cables on each side highlight the large alternating cable in the center.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
Headband fits an adult head size of approx 22” – 23.5” (55.9 cm – 59.7 cm). Additional sizes available by working more/fewer full pattern repeats.
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
Also included with this pattern:
- Crocheted Provisional Cast-On Photo Tutorial
- Top to Bottom Kitchener Join Photo Tutorial
The pattern directs you how to treat every single stitch in your graft. No guessing and no worries!
34 sts/32 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in pattern stitch, unblocked. 26.5 sts/32 rows, blocked.
The headband is provisionally cast on and then worked flat. It is finished by joining the two ends with a Kitchener graft.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Cable stitches – 1/1 LC, 1/1 RC, 2/2 LC, 2/2 RC
- Provisional cast-on
- Kitchener grafting – top to bottom
Allow approx 103-113 yds (94-103 m) worsted weight yarn.
Avoid highly variegated and/or excessively fuzzy yarn as it will obscure the cable pattern.
US 6 (4 mm) double-pointed, circular or single-pointed needles
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge and length to suit number of stitches.
I9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook (for provisional cast-on)
50” (127 cm) scrap contrasting color worsted yarn (for provisional cast-on)
8” (20.3 cm) scrap contrasting color fingering weight or lighter yarn/thread (optional, for Kitchener lifeline)
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
T-pins (optional, for blocking)