Hip Head Wrap by Nicole Montgomery

Hip Head Wrap

September 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in K2, P2 Rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
70 yards (64 m)
One Size Fits Most
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for $1.99.

Chilly morning walks call for a little ear protection. It’ll also disguise “bed hair” when you throw on clothes to take your kids to the bus stop. Whether you wear it under a hood or hat or by itself, it’ll keep your ears nice and cozy! Fold it in half (or omit rounds #10 - 23) to wear it as a 2” wide head band. This is quick (under 3 hours) knit and a simple way to introduce cables!

Recommended needle: Size 5 circular (or whatever size gives you gauge)

Recommended Yarn: 70 yards of Quince & Co. Tern fingering weight yarn
75% wool / 25% silk
Example pictured is in the Columbine colorway
(This is approximately 1/3 of a skein)

Size: One Size Fits Most (children ages 5 and up through an average woman’s head.
Instructions are included on how to modify the pattern to fit even larger
Finished, un-stretched headband measures 14”around and 3.5” wide.
Model’s head measurement is 22.75”.

Skills Used:
Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
C6B (Cable 6 Back) - slip first 3 stitches onto a cable needle held at the back of
the work. Knit the 4th, 5th and 6th stitches, then knit the first three from the cable
Knitting in the round

Somehow this pattern is listed only in the “child” category, but it will definitely fit kids age 5 and up all the way up to an average woman’s head.