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Topic: Orange Headband ***Now with pattern!  (Read 6991 times)
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« on: September 10, 2006 09:01:42 AM »

All of the Pantas and headbands posted inspired me to create one of my own. I was looking for something to hold my hair back not necessarily cover it. Also I don't like it when the part under my hair is too thick. I think it makes my hair have a weird bump thing.
I didn't get a pix of the whole thing put you can see how it narrows on the left side in the close up. It actually goes down to only 4 stitches wide for the part from the bottom of one ear, under my hair, to the bottom of the other ear. The narrowing starts right at the top of my ear.

It was a random sale yarn (only ball left) and I lost the ball band. It is a really cool yarn though, a kind of flat cottony braided yarn with a shiny orange and white variegated thread wrapped around it. Done with US4. I used a lace pattern I wrote down from somewhere (I often jot down stitch patterns when I like the pattern but not the garment).

I slip the first stitch knitwise on every row because I like the way the edge looks (I do that for all of my scarves also).

For this pattern I did my ssk as slip knitwise, slip knitwise, return the slip stitches to the left needle and knit through the back loops together.

I cant remember the name of the yarn but I do know I used needles one size smaller than recommended to get a fairly tight fabric. I am making another similar headband out of an equally cool yarn, Bernat Cool Crochet, which I picked up a Walmart. It is a cotton/nylon blend that has a lovely shimmer and comes in a gorgeous chocolate brown and bubble gum pink.

Finish measurements: width of 4 stitch garter section = 5/8 inch, width of lace section = 2 inches  length = about 19 inches. You adjust the length of the headband at the end by knitting more or less rows of garter stitch - it won't matter if the seam is not at the center because it will be under your hair anyway.

Needles: US4    Amount of yarn: barely a dent in a new ball    Time: less than a 2 hour movie
CO 4 stitches
Rows 1-14: slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit to end.
Begin increasing
Row 15: slip, kf&b twice, knit
Row 16 and all wrong side rows: slip, k, purl till 2 stitches remain, k2
Row 17: slip, k to end
Row 19: slip, kf&b, k2, kf&b, k
Row 21: slip, k to end
Row 23: slip, kf&b, k4, kf&b, k
Row 25: slip, k to end
Row 27: slip, kf&b, k6, kf&b, k
Row 28: slip, k, purl till 2 stitches remain, k2
Start of Lace Pattern
Row 29: slip, k, k2tog, k3, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
Row 30 and all wrong side rows: slip, k, purl till 2 stitches remain, k2
Row 31: slip, k, k2tog, k2, yo, k, yo, k, ssk, k2
Row 33: slip, k, k2tog, k, yo, k, yo, k2, ssk, k2
Row 35: slip, k, k2tog, yo, k, yo, k3, ssk, k2
Row 37: slip, k, k2tog, k, yo, k, yo, k2, ssk, k2
Row 39: slip, k, k2tog, k2, yo, k, yo, k, ssk, k2
Row 40: slip, k, purl till 2 stitches remain, k2
Complete the lace pattern 6 more times (total of 7 repeats)
Begin Decreasing

Row 113: slip, ssk, k6, k2tog, k
Row 114 and all wrong side rows: slip, k, purl till 2 stitches remain, k2
Row 115: slip, k to end
Row 117: slip, ssk, k4, k2tog, k
Row 119: slip, k to end
Row 121: slip, ssk, k2, k2tog, k
Row 123: slip, k to end
Row 125: slip, ssk, k2tog, k
Row 126: slip, k to end
Repeat Row 126 until headband fits around your head.
CO  Sew ends together.

Hope you enjoy! This is my first time writing up a knitting pattern and even though it is a very simple thing it is exciting. If something isn't clear don't hesitate to ask here or PM me. If you make one post it here so we can all see.

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« Last Edit: September 10, 2006 04:20:59 PM by elijor » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006 01:43:03 PM »

Very pretty! I would love a pattern if you can get it.

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006 02:26:07 PM »

Very nice. I love headbands.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006 02:30:46 PM »

I really like this.  I'm liking headbands lately.  A pattern for this would be great.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006 04:38:47 PM »

Thanks for posting the pattern - the pattern is lovely, and my daughter has been making these pantas!

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2006 07:08:30 PM »

Thanks for posting a pattern.  I thought I was losing and had just missed the pattern earlier then I saw where you'd edited it to add the pattern....now I don't feel AS silly.
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 11:24:33 PM »

That is really pretty...let us know how the Cool Crochet headband works out.  I recently bought a CONE of it in a slightly insane moment trying to quite my daughter who wanted every type of yarn she saw!!!

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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006 07:36:29 AM »

Here's my version. Actually it is the first FO I've posted here. Smiley I made it in a variegated Sugar 'n' Cream, although I don't remember exactly what it is called. I like the way the striping turned out. My daughter was gracious enough to model it for me.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2006 09:12:00 AM »

homebunnyj - very nice. The striping does add a nice touch.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2006 07:24:07 PM »

I am going through a head band phase and all I can say is I so want some lol. Very nice job!!!
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