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« on: September 10, 2010 01:00:07 AM »

I was in the fishing town of Seward, Alaska last week and saw a girl with the most interesting headband. She let me examine it for a minute and here's what I came up with (I just added better photos because I didn't think my iphone photos did it justice):

It was really easy. The pattern is as follows:
Size 7 straight needles and double points
darning needle
worsted weight yarn
three buttons
needle and thread

Cast on 24 st.
Knit garter stitch for three rows
Knit in seed stitch for 10 inches. I slip the first stitch of each row to make an even edge.
At ten inches, *transfer 8 stitches to a double point needle and continue seed stitch pattern for another 11 inches.
To make a tapered edge, knit the first two stitches together, continue the seed stitch, then knit two last stitches together (6 st).
Seed stitch the next row.
K2Tog, seed st, knit last two stitches together (4 st).
Knit the next row
CO and leave a 12" tail.*
Repeat ** for the remaining stitches. It should look something like this:

When you have all three strips finished, braid them, pinning the overlapping parts in place how you like them. With the yarn tails and darning needle, sew the pointed ends to the beginning of the work, creating the headband.
With needle and thread, sew the pinned overlapping parts, making sure the thread doesn't show through the front of the piece.
Sew on buttons.

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010 04:03:49 AM »

wow, that is super cute! I'm definitely going to have to try this one out. C:

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010 04:11:48 AM »

I love it! What a great design!

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010 04:12:49 AM »

fantastic idea Cheesy  I love it


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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010 05:14:26 AM »

Wonderful! perhaps I'll try a crochet version!
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010 06:31:44 AM »

Great designwork and thanks for sharing your pattern!
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010 06:46:39 AM »

That's really pretty! And it's so cool that you were able to come up with your own pattern just by looking at her headband. Great job!

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Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010 07:29:19 AM »

I love this, it looks so interesting!
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010 07:38:38 AM »

Brilliant! I know what I'm making for my three daughters and myself this winter!! You rock!

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010 07:39:58 AM »

I am just learning how to knit and this looks super easy

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