Bayberry Headband by Lois Silva

Bayberry Headband

November 2023
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
38 - 45 yards (35 - 41 m)
Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult M, Adult L
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The Bayberry Headband is a bulky weight knit with reverse linen stitch. It is knit flat using slipped stitches and knits or purls. The wrong side of the fabric is nice and smooth, while the right side of the fabric shows small berries sticking out evenly. The crisp edges of the headband are created by slipping stitches and knitting through the back loop. Using basic bind-off to complete your knit you will then seam the ends together to create a lovely twist in the front of the headband.

This is a simple 2-stitch, 2-row repeat pattern, and the size is easily customizable depending on what the knitter would like. The pattern comes in one size, however, instructions for how to customize your knitting are included so that it can be exactly what you want it to be.

Skills required

  • Bind-off
  • Cast-on
  • Knit
  • Knit through the back loop
  • Purl
  • Seaming together
  • Slip
  • Slip one with yarn in front
  • Slip one with yarn in back

Design features/benefits
An easy to remember, simple stitch pattern creates a lovely headband. With a twist and a seam your ends are weaved in easily and the headband has a nice front.

Finished Measurements:
19.5 inches circumference by 4”
49.5 x 10 cm

Knitting needles
US size 13 (9 mm) circular knitting needles 24 inches in length or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn recommendations
One color of bulky weight 5

Yarn requirements
50 yards/46 meters

Yarn used in sample
Loops & Threads Charisma

Color used in sample: Royal

Scissors, tapestry needle

11 sts x 16 rows = 4 x 4”/10 x 10cm square in stockinette stitch, knit flatl blocked
13 sts x 18 rows = 4 x 4”/10 x 10cm square in reverse linen stitch, knit flat, blocked

Bayberry Headband is the perfect knit gift for the messy bunhead in your life. Save time and money, while still making a gorgeous hand knit gift for yourself or someone you love.

Test Knitter Testimonials

“Very easy to follow pattern, fast to make and easy to switch size as you need.”

“A fun and easy knit, a great project for a weekend or full evening of knitting! I love the ridges on the end for added texture.”

“The Bayberrry Headband is an easy, fun project that is a perfect quick knit for you or as a gift. It uses less than 50y/m of yarn for a scrappy project that you can make with stashed yarn. Use chunky yarn or hold 2 strands of worsted together to create a beautiful, warm headband.”

“This pattern was quick to knit and very enjoyable! I loved seeing the pattern take shape!”

“A very soothing, relaxing pattern that knits up quickly and beautifully. The perfect quick gift for anyone.”

“I really enjoyed this pattern! It’s well-written, quick, & fun to make.”

“Quick and easy to knit pattern which creates a lovely warm headband.”

“The Bayberry headband is a simple and fun knit. Something you can knock out in an evening. Makes a wonderful gift for family and friends.”

“Pattern was super easy, went very quickly, and looks super.”

“Excellent quick endorphins project! I made to in the middle of Christmas gift knitting”

“This is a super fun and easy pattern. Can easily be done in an afternoon. I love the bulky yarn!”