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« on: December 27, 2011 01:40:12 PM »

Hello! My sister really wanted a knit headband from the store Aerie for Christmas. So, looking simple enough, I decided to make one and it came out pretty well. She wanted it in pink so I used up some pink fingering weight wool yarn that I had left over from another project. Just about any yarn can be used for this project and you can adjust the pattern to your choice of yarn.

Here's the pattern:

- Approximately 50 grams fingering weight yarn (I used KnitPicks's Palette wool yarn in Cotton Candy)
- Size #2 and #4 straight needles
- yarn needle

For the headband
CO 40 sts using the #4 needles.

Row 1: Work in the pattern K4, P2 until the last 4 sts. Knit the last 4 sts of the row.
Row 2: Work the sts as they present themselves (a.k.a. knit the sts that look like knit stitches, purl the stitches that look like purl stitches)

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until work measures about 21 inches or approximately a little less than the circumference of your head. My sister's head's circumference was 22.5" and the rib pattern was pretty stretchy so I knit less so the fit would be more snug.

Bind off all the sts and sew both ends together to make a loop. Make sure you don't twist it.

For the smaller bow piece
Using the #2 needles, CO 12 sts and knit in stockinette stitch until work measures approximately 3". This piece should be long enough to fit around the headband when it is bunched up. You might have to knit this piece longer if you choose a chunky yarn for the headband.

Bind off all the sts. Place this piece over the part of the headband with the seam that you sewed to make the headband into a loop. Now, you kind of have to scrunch up the headband at the seam area and wrap the smaller piece around the headband. Next, sew the two ends of the small piece together. Weave in all ends.

You're done! Now your ears and head will be warm for the winter (:

My sister modeling it off

My sister again

Any comments or questions welcome! Thanks (:
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011 02:07:02 PM »

Beautiful headband! You did a really great job and I shall have to knit up some of these for my daughters and their friends! Thank you for sharing your pattern with us.  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011 02:59:24 PM »

Ugh, thanks. Another project to add to my neverending pile.

But really, thanks for the pattern! I think I might put aside the 39439 things I have going and make this, it's too cute!
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011 12:00:36 AM »

I've been trying to figure out what to make for my friend, and I think this will be perfect. Great job.

« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011 05:36:21 PM »

Thank you!
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013 10:23:32 PM »

Just wanted to say thanks for this pattern, I taught myself how to knit and chose this as my first project and it turned out great! I made it in red for my daughter to wear at ballet class when the weather turns cooler Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013 01:08:50 PM »

So cute.  I need one of these in my life!

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