aka Natalie Headband. It’s a super quick and simple test knit for Shelly Jackson aka woolandchocolate.
My 1st one–reversible 1×1 ribbed piece–came out 4″ by 21”, weighs 30 grams (or 52 yards) in Tweed Stripes Orchid by Lion Brand.
It serves as great ear-muffs when the air outside is at a temperature less than comfortable. This one took about two hours to make as I needed to comb through the pattern for possible correction, modification, and suggested clarity/flow.
Since gauge is not critical and the increase portion is the same length as the decrease portion, I arrived to center length before proceeding to decrease portion in the second one: Desired length (excluding i-cord) minus (length from Row-1 to last row of Increase portion) times 2. With a slight modification, this 5″ by 16″ version turned out as just as the designer’s sample in just under an hour. It weighs a mere 25 grams (or 42 yards) so it’s very comfortable to wear.
I love both versions, stylish and big hit among the teens and adults. The chunky ribbed pattern on this headband adds some fun texture, but, still keeps my ears toasty if I do the wrap as in the first sample. Fast to knit with any bulky yarn and large needles (Size 10.5.) Super clear instructions and a breeze to memorize. This would make a great last-minute warming accessory gift. I would like to open up the ribbing slightly. However, with the 2″ negative ease, the band would be too wide. I will take that into consideration next one I make. Now I need to find some embellishment to adorn…
Do you wear head bands? What are some of your favorites? I’d love to make more in different style 😀
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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