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Folksy Headbands

Sep 19, 2007
Views: 86,523
Downloads: 10,557
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Designer: Kristin Nicholas
Published: September 20, 2007
Technique: Charts - Colorwork, Embroidery
Skill Level: Intermediate

These colorful and unique Folksy Headbands are a wonderful delight this holiday season. They can make a warm addition to your wardrobe or the perfect gift.

Finished Size Fair Isle headband: 22" head circumference. Garter and embroidered headbands: 23" head circumference.

Yarn Nashua Handknits Julia (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% mohair; 93 yd [85 m]/50 g): #2163 golden honey (A) #5185 spring green (B) #2083 magenta (C) #2250 French pumpkin (D) #6416 midnight blue (E) Garter Ridge headband: B, D, E, 1 skein each; Embroidered headband: B, C, D, E, 1 skein each; Fair Isle headband: A, B, C, D, E, 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Needles Embroidered and Fair Isle headbands—Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 16" circular (cir). Garter headband—size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge Garter headband: 4 sts and 10 rows = 1" in garter st on size 7 needle in the rnd. Embroidered headband: 4½ sts and 10 rows = 1" in garter st on size 8 needle in the rnd. Fair Isle headband: 3¾ sts and 6¼ rows = 1" in St st on size 8 needle in the rnd.

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on Jan 28, 2010 9:13 AM

I love the pattern for this headband but I am having trouble understanding the directions.  I am an intermediate knitter but I do not understand the directions for the Garter Headband.  Since it is knitted on a round needle, I do not see how you can knit in garter stitch which is knit every row.  On a round needle this becomes St st.  Please advise since I would love to make this headband but cannot do it on the directions as stated.  The only way to achieve the garter stitch look would be to purl the stitches or knit one round and purl the next round

Any help would be appreciated.

Mitzi Goldman


spellacat wrote
on Dec 16, 2009 3:02 PM

Thanks Interweave, have been looking for this pattern for ages...... Great gift idea for everyone........ Love it... Spellacat

TMJL wrote
on Nov 23, 2009 12:42 PM

I love these.  Got one all done and can't figure out how to bind off the last stitch in the round,   Tina

Franzesca wrote
on Nov 25, 2008 10:08 PM
Hi I love this pattern and the colours are freat. luv them Franzesca