Free Headband Knitting Pattern
When finished, the headband is double-layered for extra warmth. The headband is knitted sideways with a cable running down the middle and garter stitch on either side. It starts out being twice as wide as it needs to be. After the knitting is finished, the headband is joined into a circle and then the top and bottom edges are folded inward along the knitted lines (these are formed using knit sts in the middle of the reverse stockinette stitch). This allows for a very clean top and bottom edges to the headband.
Because the headband is knitted sideways, it is very easy to size as you knit.
This headband is great for a beginner looking to practice their cables!
Materials: 100% Wool Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool yarn 465 yd (425 m) / 227g - 1 skein. Color Natural (shop for this yarn here!)
Needles: 8 (5.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Gauge for stocking stitch: 16 st x 18 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Reverse stocking stitch:
Row 1: purl
Row 2: knit
Repeat row 1 and 2.
Cable on 6 sts:
Row 1, 3: knit.
Row 2, 4, 6: purl.
Row 5: C6B (Cable 6 Back).
Repeat rows 1-6.
Cast on 32 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit as follows:
Odd rows (right side): sl 1, p 7 (reverse stocking stitch), k 1, p 4 (reverse stocking stitch), k 6 (cable on 6 sts), p 4 (reverse stocking stitch), k 1, p 7 (reverse stocking stitch), p 1.
Even rows (back side): sl 1, k 7 (reverse stocking stitch), p 1, k 4 (reverse stocking stitch), p 6 (cable on 6 sts), k 4 (reverse stocking stitch), p 1, k 7 (reverse stocking stitch), p1.
Knit for 20" (50 cm) or to fit your head circumference. Cast off.
Join the ends of the band.
Fold the band and join the edges, forming a tube.
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