BABA by Renate Yerkes


by Renate Yerkes
December 2018
Tweedy Todd Trinn & Singel
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in double knitting
US 11 - 8.0 mm
75 - 80 yards (69 - 73 m)
Adults (20"-22.5" head circumference), one size
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This plush, turban-inspired head wrap evokes film star glamour while keeping you super cozy!
The BABA head wrap is worked flat in the double knitting method.

Special features, like a slip stitch DK edge and a provisional cast on with Kitchener graft bind off deliver an extra polished finished piece!

The yarn used in the photos is a favorite of mine, the Norwegian indy-dying outfit, Tweedy Todd ( But another similar yarn resource is The Fawn and Fox, in their Moose series.

2 colors, one skein each, are required for the project, but happily you can actually knit two BABA headwraps out of these quantities, with about 2 yards to spare in each color!

One can use regular straight needles or circular needles for this project, but I would recommend double pointed needles, since there are usually 5 of them, so it doesn’t additionally require the use of stitch holders, which are a little more cumbersome.