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Brave Brioche Knit Headband Earwarmer FREE Pattern works for Messy Buns, Too!

Brave Brioche Knit Headband Earwarmer FREE Pattern works for Messy Buns, Too!

Brave Brioche Knit Headband Earwarmer FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

If you haven't tried brioche knitting before, you are in for a treat! Small projects are a wonderful way to try a new technique. Brioche stitch is magical - it seems like its going to create a complicated stitch texture, when it really creates a super sized ribbing. The depth and loft created are what makes it super sized, and honestly I couldn't think of a cozier or warmer texture for an earwarmer headband! For those of you who are messy bun hat fans, this is PERFECT for pony tails, braids and messy buns (and a lot cuter, too!)

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What you will need:
1 hank Be So Brave Yarn; 100% American Merino Wool; 120 yds per 2oz hank; color Shining Sea
US10.5 (6.5mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle
Scissors
Tape measure

Gauge: 4 sts/1" in stretched brioche stitch

Finished size: 18" circumference, stretched, 20" circumference stretched, 5" tall

Instructions:
With long tail cast on, loosely CO 20 sts

Set Up Row: *yo, sl1 purlwise, k1. Rep from * across.

NOTE: the yarn comes over the needle for the yarn over AFTER the slipped stitch.

Row 1: *yo, sl1 purlwise, k2tog. Rep from * across.

NOTE: the yarn comes over the needle for the yarn over AFTER the slipped stitch.

Rep row 1 until piece measures 14" unstretched.

BO loosely as follows: *p1, k2tog. Pass first st up and over second stitch and off needle to bind off. Rep from * across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail (3 feet long).

Sew the cast on and bind off seams together and cinch the seam as tightly as you can. Secure with a knot. Wrap the remaining tail around the seam 30 times. Secure with a knot on the wrong side. Weave in loose ends.

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