Northwind Headband by Ysolda Teague

Northwind Headband

December 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in st st in the round on smaller needles.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
7.0 mm
120 yards (110 m)
baby[toddler, child/adult s, adult m, adult l, adult xl]
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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to knit brioche, we designed this headband pattern for YOU! Squishy brioche stitches make for a cosy accessory that’s as functional as it is stylish — keep your ears toasty warm this season.

Learn to knit brioche on a small, manageable project! The Northwind headband is worked in brioche stitch, worked flat. The headband begins and ends with a stockinette tube. To complete the project you’ll twist this tube and graft the ends together. The brioche stitch fans out on either side, almost like a bow.

120 yds / 110m aran weight yarn with a soft hand.
Shown in CaMaRose Snefnug (55% alpaca, 35% cotton, 10% merino, 120 yds / 110m, 50g) in Gra Beige.

US 8 / 5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular for working magic loop (2 circulars or dpns can also be used but if using dpns sts will need to be arranged onto 2 needles before and after brioche section).

US 10¾ / 7mm straights or circular for working back and forth in rows.

Stitch marker, scrap yarn.

24 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10cm in st st in the rnd with smaller needle.

13 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in brioche st on larger needle.

babytoddler, child/adult s, adult m, adult l, adult xl
Total circumference: 14½[16, 17½, 19½, 21, 23]“ / 36.5[40, 44, 49, 52.5, 57.5]cm.
Brioche section approx 5[5, 6, 6, 7, 7]” / 12.5[12.5, 15, 15, 17.5, 17.5]cm wide.
St st section approx 2[2, 2¼, 2¼, 2½, 2½]“ / 55, 5.5, 5.5, 6.5, 6.5cm wide.