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Wildflower Headband

Knitting
July 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
7.0 mm
7.0 mm
35 yards (32 m)
Main Band: 6 x 47cm (2¼ x 18½in)
This pattern is available for free.

A simple and fun summer project, perfect for keeping your hair off your face while enjoying windy days at the beach. The beautiful colours of this hand printed fabric yarn by Knit Collage bring some sunshine to every day!

A pretty twist detail and simple ties keep your headband in place.

SIZE
Main Band: 6 x 47cm (2¼ x 18½in)
Ties: 20cm (8in) long – alter the length of the ties to adjust the fit

MATERIALS
Yarn: Knit Collage Wild Flower (Super bulky weight; 100% Cotton Printed Fabric, approx. 32-36 metres / 35-40 yards per 100g skein)
Shade: Golden Rod x 1 skein

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
7mm (UK 2/US 10½-11) knitting needles
7mm (UK 2/US 10½-11) crochet hook (optional for ties)
Cable needle or double-pointed needle in a similar size to working needle
Tapestry needle

TENSION
12 sts and 12 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch on 7mm needles
Note: Exact tension is not crucial for this project. You are aiming for a dense fabric, but not too stiff.

PATTERN NOTES
For neat edges down the side of the band and twist section, slip the first stitch of every row as follows: RS knit rows; Slip knitwise with yarn in back. WS purl rows; Slip purlwise with yarn in front.
For the ties, you can either leave long cast on and cast off tails (approx. 30cm/12in) or work a single crochet chain afterwards. If making a crochet tie you only need to leave a cast on/off tail long enough for weaving in.