Saturday, 19 March 2011

Superchunky Glam Headband



A cute bow headband in a superbulky luxury yarn. This headband knits up incredibly speedily, perfect for a last minute gift. Don't have time to make one yourself? There's one in my etsy shop!

Yarn : Debbie Bliss Como, one 50g ball ( = 42 metres) . 

Needles : 10mm / US 15 needles.

Gauge:  10 sts = 4'' in stocking stitch.
Size: To fit an average adult head. It's 18'' around but stretches to be approx 22'' around.

Notation: 
k = knit
p = purl
CO = cast on




Directions

First make the headband:
Cast on 11 stitches. Work every row the same:

*k1 p1* to last stitch, k1.

Keep going until your headband is around 18'' long. Bind off and sew the short sides together to make a loop. 

Now make the "knot" part for the front:

Cast on 7 stitches. Again, work every row the same:
*k1 p1 * to last stitch, k1.

Keep going until the "knot" is 5'' long.

Now comes the (slightly) trick bit. Wrap the 5'' "knot" around the headband (preferably covering the headband seam) and sew its shorter ends together. 

Weave in any loose ends and you're done!

4 comments:

  1. How cute! I'm already thinking about lighter yarn to make one for my granddaughter. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Look lovely. Before I make one, I do wonder how do you keep it from sliding down when it's around your head?
    Julia

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  3. I would just make sure it fits quite snugly. Measure round where you want it to fit on your head and make sure the headband is that length when stretched a bit. Hope that helps! (Or you could pin it with kirbigrips!)

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