Color by Number Checkered Headband by Lee Meredith

Color by Number Checkered Headband

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
custom fit to head
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Color by Number patterns are made with striping, picked up stitches, and a couple yarn-carrying tricks to make for as little finishing as possible, no complex techniques like stranded knitting or intarsia!

This design is part of the Coloring Book ebook, which is a collection of knit accessory patterns all designed to make the most of your colors!

Knit up a complex looking three-color checkered pattern in squishy garter stitch, by working simple modular stripes, to make this cozy ear-warming headband, with a buttoning closure.

Play with your color choices to best suit your own personal style, matching one main color with the two contrasting shades.

Make the length to perfectly fit your head by working the wide button band section until the fit is just right, or you can choose to work the main body of the piece for longer and skip the wide solid color bit altogether.

This individual pattern is for just the Checkered Headband; the complete Color by Number set includes the pattern for this headband, along with the six other sample items and full customizing details.

Color chart
The color chart is given as a color-by-number grid, so that you can fill in the colors you want to use! At the end, you’ll find some blank drawings of the head-band with the color numbers filled in, so that you can break out the colored pencils and try out some ideas.

The approximate size of this piece is 4.75 inches / 12 cm wide, 18 inches / 46 cm long, or as long as you want for the best fit.

You need
approx 82 yards / 75 meters total Malabrigo Rios worsted weight yarn, in 3 colors:
-- 50 yards / 45 meters color1 (Teal Feather)
-- 20 yards / 18 meters color2 (Sunset)
-- 15 yards / 14 meters color3 (Lettuce)
size US 7 (4.5mm) needles
5 buttons, approx .5 inches / 1.25 cm across