Gypsy Turban by Amanda Steves
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Gypsy Turban

August 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in moss or seed stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
women's Small, Medium, Large
This pattern is available for $3.00 USD
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It’s easy to knit and easy to wear--no sewing, grafting, or blocking. You can wear it to cover the hairline, pull it down over your ears, or push the whole turban back on your head. It can also be worn as a hood. Pattern includes detailed instructions and photos for how to put it on. With a twist and a flip, this turban practically arranges itself.

The idea for this pattern came from paintings of Medieval gypsy fortune tellers. The cotton version is comfy in warm weather, and wool or wool blend yarn can be used for cooler days. The gauge for cotton worsted weight is 20 st = 5.5”, but it’s different for wool: 20 st = 5”.

Uses US no. 7 circular needle with 30” - 40” cable and a large stitch holder is recommended. One super-size (200 yds) skein of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton worsted yarn is just right for this project.

Check my blog for knitting tips and variations for this pattern.

This design is available as a crochet pattern, Gypsy Turban in Crochet.

HELP FOR HAITI: 100% of the designer’s profit from the sale of this pattern were donated to Save the Children Federation: Haiti Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund, from January 20 through February 15, 2010. Thanks to everyone who bought my patterns during those weeks!