Queen Rose Headband by Solène Le Roux

Queen Rose Headband

February 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
11.5 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in brioche
US 8 - 5.0 mm
30 - 60 yards (27 - 55 m)
Circumference: 19 (21, 23)’’ / 48.5 (53.5, 58.5) cm; Width: 3.5’’ / 9 cm
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My friend Rose wanted to be the queen for her birthday, so I designed her this headband to wear as her own tiara.
Her birthday happens to be not long after our traditional ‘‘Galette des Rois’’ when we put a charm in our pie and whoever gets it becomes king or queen for a day. We eat almond paste pies in the North of France and brioches in the South. As she is a southern girl, it was only natural to knit her headband in brioche stitch!
Knitted flat in brioche stitch, the headband starts with a provisional cast-on and the live stitches are grafted at the end, with a twist, to the provisonally casted on stitches. The brioche creates a warm and stretchy fabric that makes an elegant and cosy headband.

Drops Alaska (Aran: 100% Wool; 77 yards/50 grams): 58 Mustard, 1 skein

US 8 / 5 mm straight needles or size to obtain gauge

waste yarn; yarn needle

4’’ / 10 cm = 11.5 stitches X 18 rows in pattern, blocked

Width: 3.5’’ / 9 cm; Circumference: 19 (21, 23)’’ / 48.5 (53.5, 58.5) cm