Unisex headband in an interesting textured rib pattern. The pictured headband was knitted with my handspun yarn, but I suggest a commercially available alternative. Instructions are given for two sizes: ladies' and men's. Instructions for smaller size are given first, followed by instructions for larger size in brackets.
Yarn: Handspun Icelandic yarn OR Solitude Yarns Icelandic, 1 skein. Approx 75 (90) metres of yarn required.
Needles: 4 mm/US 6 dpns
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4” in stocking stitch.
Dimensions: Ladies': stretches to fit 22” head. Men's: stretches to fit 24” head
CO = cast on
k = knit
p = purl
dpn = double pointed needle.
Beaded Rib Pattern:
Round 1: *k3 p2* to end of row.
Round 2: *k1 p1 k1 p2* to end of row.
CO 100 (120) stitches over 3 dpns and join in the round.
Work in beaded rib pattern until headband measures 3.5 (4)”
Bind off all stitches and weave in any loose ends and you’re done!