Copenhagen Headband by Jill Wolcott

Copenhagen Headband

February 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in moss
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
90 - 120 yards (82 - 110 m)
One size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Looking for a quick hat project? How about the Copenhagen headband, which keeps the ears warm, but doesn’t cover the top of the head? This is perfect for those who never want to wear a hat.

Size: One size–customizable
Gauge: 6 sts/in and 8 rows/in on US size 2(2.75mm) in moss
5.625 sts/in and 8.5 rows/in on US size 3(3.5mm) in Butterfly pattern
Needles: US size 2(2.75mm) & US size 4(3.5mm)
Supplies: Stitch markers (optional)
Locking pin marker
Extra needle(s) for flat 3-needle bind off
As Shown: Done to measurements in pattern. This fits my head which measures 23″ around where the headband sits.

Copenhagen Headband Recipe
The Copenhagen Headband recipe is like a pattern, but not quite. I’ve sprinkled guidance and tips throughout the written instructions. There is a schematic, plus eight charts. I’ve got you covered here! Using this format I can more quickly (it is relative!) write up a pattern and get it knitters. This is something I have knit myself, and this has not been tech edited by a third party.

A recipe has all the elements of a pattern, I just get to do what I want–like when I cook. I have added comments and notes about why I’ve chosen to do things a particular way, or how I think you might want to proceed.In this pattern I have linked to Elemental Affects so you can read about Cormo before you make a substitution.

I have linked specific techniques to my website where I thought someone might want to click through. In this small piece (it uses about 30g of yarn) you will encounter the flexible long-tail cast on, incR and incL, k1 picking up floats, and flat 3-needle bind off.

Copenhagan Headband
I named this for the city of Hans Christian Anderson because I loved the skating/skiing figure in the photo, which seemed like it matched my childhood vision of Copenhagen.

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