Hilda Vintage-inspired Headwrap by Sarah Knight - Crafts from the Cwtch

Hilda Vintage-inspired Headwrap

February 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 5.5 rows = 1 inch
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
33 - 49 yards (30 - 45 m)
One size fits most adults/teens and mods for children are provided.
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This pattern is available for free

Hilda is a simple multi-textured head wrap, made in one piece. It can be worn in different ways by altering the bow position (to the front, side or at the back) and doubles as a headband and ear warmer.

The inspiration for this piece came from my love of wearing vintage scarves as headwear, combined with a smidge of Minnie Mouse. I like to think of it as a functional piece of kitch.

One size should fit most adults and teens but the central moss stitch section can be reduced or increased for smaller or larger heads very easily. I used just under 30g of (mottled) Aran and 21g of (red) light worsted for the samples both of which were knitted to the same pattern/size and fit my head which measures 56 cm or 22” around the relevant place.

The small version is exactly the same on sections A and C but section B is increased to 10 stitches and less repeats are worked.

I hope you will enjoy knitting your own Hilda and if you have any comments or questions, please let me know.

Instagram tag for this project = #hildaheadwrap