Monday, 20 August 2012

Headband

Ok, so I found this knitting pattern http://carlynnfield.tumblr.com/post/6099450778/b and thought it was SOOO awesome, gave it a go and I couldn't get it to work out right. I was adding stitches and then it dawned on me...I think I can rewrite this pattern. So I did.

Here you go!

Here's the link to the pattern on Ravelry if you want to see a picture. Blogger wont upload today for some reason.

This is one of those "one size fits most" patterns. All you have to do is adjust the length. The width is great for toddlers to adults!

Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport Ombre
Needles:  Size 7 Straights
Notions: scissors, yarn sewing needle
Stitches:
CO-cast on
st(s)- stitch(es)
sl 1- slip one stitch knitwise
k-knit
p-purl
YO-wrap yarn over needle
[ ]- work anything in the brackets as a repeat for the amount of times(4x or 5x) following the brackets


CO 18 sts

r1- *and all odd rows: sl 1, k1, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

r2- sl 1, k2, [YO, k3, pass 3rd st on right needle over first 2 sts] 4x, YO, k3.  (19 sts. on needle)

r4- sl 1, k across

r6- sl 1, k1 [k3, pass 3rd st on right needle over first 2 sts. YO] 5x, k2. (18 sts. on needle)

r8- same as r4.

Repeat rows 1-8 one more time.

After these first 16 rows omit rows 4,5,7,8.

So the new pattern repeat will be rows 1, 2, 3, 6.

Knit these 4 rows until 2" before desired length. Then repeat rows 1-8 two more times.

Sew ends together. The seam should be worn at the back of the neck under your hair.

***Option B- You can just knit rows 1, 2, 3, 6 for the whole project, but this way it saves you a little time.

***Option C- You can knit rows 1-8 for the whole project, which will save you a lot of time!

***Option D- matching SCARF!  You increase the number of CO stitches by adding stitches in increments of 3's, to desired width and knit rows 1,2,3,6 for the full length.

Tips- I've found that this pattern works best with pointy needles as it can be hard to pick up that 3rd stitch sometimes.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely headband however there seams to be a problem with then number of stitches on the needles.
Row 1 - 18
Row 2 - 19
Row 3 - 19
Row 4 - 19
Row 5 - 19
Row 6 - says 18 but I count 19
Row 7 - 19
Row 8 - 19
How do you get back down to 18 stitches?

Allie said...

Is there a pattern for the hat too? I would love to make the set!

Anonymous said...

I agree the stitch count is wrong on those rows.