SnowFence Head Band by Cherylann Ganci

SnowFence Head Band

Knitting
November 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
30 - 35 yards (27 - 32 m)
22" Head - with suggestions for sizing adjustments
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Yes, you can be warm and still look beautiful when you take off this headband!


I have a love-hate relationship with hats - although I do wear them. My baby-fine hair gets flattened by hats, especially my bangs. And I look (and feel) terrible when I arrive at a destination and take off my hat. Winter in Wisconsin requires something on one’s head - what to do?

Two years ago, I knit up a precursor to the SnowFence headband (SnowFence to keep the cold out and the ‘smoosh’ away from the hair!). It has served me well these last winters and now I am happy to share it with you.


Here is a headband that is quick to knit and works beautifully in the colder weather - especially when dashing to and from the car while running errands - fits well under a hood - you can wear it inside and not be too hot!

Knit in the round, the finished headband is slightly stretchy, wider in front to keep your ears warm, and narrower in the back.

These features provide a great fit when worn and is easy on your hair when you take it off - especially for those of us who wear bangs!

Pattern includes

  • instructions for both Super Bulky and Chunky/Bulky yarn weights
  • directions for widening/narrowing the finished width
  • suggestions for accommodating ‘not quiet enough yarn’
  • links to optional bind-off suggestions

Number of Headbands per single skein:
* 1 skein of KnitCircus’ Gigantic has enough yarn for 1 standard & 1
modified headband
* Other recommended yarns yield at least 2 headbands

My deepest thanks to my testers: Lisa, Karen, Sarah, and Anneliese!

WOOLY!!