Pair of Hand-Spun Headbands by Charlotte Marjoribanks

Pair of Hand-Spun Headbands

April 2014
Worsted weight or 10 ply
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
20 - 40 yards (18 - 37 m)
0-4 years, 4-8 years
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This pattern includes full instructions for both little headbands. They are sized to fit toddlers and children with a maximum head circumference of 22 inches, however both patterns are easily customised if you want a smaller or larger headband.

I have used handspun yarn in worsted weight for both, but of course any yarn, commercial or otherwise, will work just fine.

Techniques used: simple increases and decreases
icord knitting
short row shaping
simple hand finishing

Each of these headbands only took a couple of hours to make, so they are perfect for almost-instant knitting gratification or for gifting.