Sunrise Headband by Louise Zass-Bangham

Sunrise Headband

February 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stocking (stockinette) stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
137 yards (125 m)
To fit S/M & M/L 21-23" head. Custom fit instructions.
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This is an ideal first cable project for a novice or a quick knit for an intermediate. There is only one “proper” cable with the borders in a much quicker cheat’s “cable” of eyelet-rib.

The headband can be made to fit any size of head - instructions are given. This also allows you adjust how stretched you would like your cables to appear when worn.

The easy (quicker) option is to make the headband flat and then seam it since the seam will be hidden at the back. Alternatively, a more advanced knitter can make a seamless version with a grafted join.

Any good quality 4ply/fingering yarn could be substituted. A solid or semi-solid shade with good stitch definition is best, otherwise your hard work making lovely textures will be difficult to see.

S/M to fit 48-53cm/19-21” head
M/L to fit 53-58cm/21-23” head
Instructions given to adjust size for custom fit.


  • MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino 100% wool, 125m/137yds per 50g ball, 1 ball Grass or colour of your choice. Allow 40g for standard size.
  • 3.25mm/US 3 needles
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle for sewing-up OR you can make a provisional cast-on and graft the ends together, which will also require materials for your preferred provisional method such as a crochet hook and waste yarn.

25 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch using 3.25mm/US 3 needles or size required to achieve tension.