This quick & sassy headband is knit in a few pieces that are sewn together during finishing. The band is worked sideways, which means that you can easily knit it exactly to fit, if desired. Experiment with jazzy novelty yarns and funky buttons to make it just right for your princess. Try different weight yarns (with corresponding needle sizes for a firm fabric) to adjust the width of the band; as long as you stick to the suggested lengths your gauge will not throw off the fit. Shown in size Toddler (pink) and Child (orange).
Size: Preemie (Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child)
Finished Circumference: 10.5(12, 13.5, 15, 16.5) inches
Finished Width: 2.5(2.5, 3, 3, 3) inches
Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows per 4 inches in stockinette
Yarn: 20(20, 25, 30, 35) yards A and 25(25, 30, 30, 30)
yards each B & C bulky to superbulky weight yarn
Tools: Size 11(8 mm) set of 5 DPNs, stitch marker
Notions: 1 large button, thread matching yarn A
Gauge isn’t crucial, as this design is knit to exact length.
-A larger gauge will lead to a wider band, and a smaller gauge will lead to a narrower band.
-Samples are shown with novelty yarn used for C, no additional embellishments or materials were used.