Knitting Up North Blog: A Quickie PatternIs the north wind blowing your hair into your eyes this week? No worries, whip up a quick headband with this pattern.
By: Jess Poskozim, Duluth News Tribune
My daughter was talking about how she had broke a traditional headband at school one day. I'm not sure what they're doing in kindergarten to break a headband, but I figured I could figure out a solution that wouldn't break. I whipped up a couple of headbands for the girls one night. Each headband will take about a half hour or so to make, depending on how fast you knit. Garter Stitch Headband
Yarn: Peaches and Cream Cotton that I got as a gift. It's my opinion that for a good headband you don't want to use anything too stretchy like wool. Hemp or linen would be another good choice.
Pattern: Crochet a chain that is about 12" long. I forced myself to crochet this because it is much faster (even with my limited crochet skills) than doing I-cord.
Cast on 1 stitch at beginning and end of row so you have 3 stitches. K next row.
Repeat these 2 rows until you have 9 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 15".
SSk the first stitch, knit until 2 stitches before the end, k2tog. K next row. Repeat these 2 rows until you have 3 stitches left. Slip 1, k2tog, pass sliped stitch over.
Crochet a chain that is 12" long. Weave in your ends and you are done!