Monday, 25 June 2012

Beaded Rib Headband

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. 

Beaded rib headband free knitting pattern by Littletheorem. Handspun yarn, quick easy knit.

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
Notation:
CO = cast on
k = knit
p = purl
dpn = double pointed needle.

Beaded rib headband free knitting pattern by Littletheorem. Handspun yarn, quick easy knit.

 
Directions
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!
 

5 comments:

  1. Can this be knitted on circular needles.

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    1. Yes! You could either knit it on a short circular needle or use magic loop with a longer one.

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    2. The pattern calls for using double pointed needles (dpn) which results in the same product as a circular needle, except ordinarily dpn's are used when the circle (number of stitches) will be too small to fit comfortably on a circular needle. If you have a 16" long circular needle, 100 stitches might be okay on it. I use 4 dpn's and work with the 5th, but it's a matter of preference.

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  2. I love your patterns thank you for sharing xxx

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    1. Thanks so much! Comments like this really brighten up my day!! x

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