Headbands are a great, small project for learning a new technique. This textured stitch pattern takes a minute to learn, but a lifetime to enjoy. I love to accessorize with headbands the way I accessorize with jewelry: a pop of complementary color to your outfit. Adding beads to the self ties adds weight that helps keep the ties in place.
This pattern is available as a single PDF download or featured in Kristin Omdahl’s newest knitting book, “Layers: 19 Knit Projects to Fit, Flatter & Drape”. You can order a personalized, autographed copy of the book HERE
What you will need:
200 yds or 183 m #1 fingering weight yarn
US 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed knitting needles for cords
US 5 (3.75 mm) circular or straight knitting needles for headband
(10) 8 mm large hole charm beads
(1) ball of Be So Fine BLING Yarn; 90% bamboo / 10% silver, 4oz (113g) and 575 yd (525m); color Sunrise 07.
Note: Double pointed knitting needles can be used for headband. If you prefer, you can use stitch blockers on the ends to protect the stitches from falling off.
4 in (10 cm) wide
18 in (45.7 cm) long
9 in (23 cm) cords