Sheba Wrap by Gingko B.

Sheba Wrap

December 2021
111 - 188 yards (101 - 172 m)
Made to Fit
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The Sheba Wrap is a perfect no-fuss option for keeping those stray hairs away! It can be made to fit any head size, and uses any yarn weight from Fingering to Aran. Pleats combined with a tight gauge give this design structure, and create options for wearing the wrap as shown, or opened up bandana style!

Materials & Notions

1 x 100g skein of Merino wool or wool-blend
(Fingering, Sport, DK, Worsted, Aran)

16in Circular or Straight Needles
(2.5mm, 3mm, 3.25mm, 3.5mm, 4mm)
(US 1.5, US 2.5, US 3, US 4, US 6)
or size needed to meet gauge

DPNs, set of 2 or 3
in size needed to meet gauge

Crochet Hook, in similar size to gauge needle
Scrap Yarn
Tapestry Needle, for weaving ends
Measuring Tape
Blocking Mat
Rust Proof Pins


approximate width of Sheba Wrap in each yarn weight

(Fingering, Sport, DK, Worsted, Aran)

Full Width at Middle: (6.3in, 7in, 7.5in, 8.3in, 9.5in)
(15.75cm, 17.3cm, 18.5cm, 20.8cm, 23.6cm)

End Width: (2in, 2.2in, 2.3in, 2.5in, 3in)
(4.8cm, 5.3cm, 5.75cm, 6.4cm, 7.3cm)

When choosing a yarn for this pattern, it’s important to note that the thickness of the yarn determines the width of the headwrap - i.e. Using fingering weight yarn will create a narrow wrap (closer to a headband), while aran weight yarn will create the widest wrap.

Heavier weight yarns will provide the most coverage - and while any weight can be worn by adults, the lighter weight yarns will be more suitable for children

Tips from the Testers

“I think the only thing is that I’d emphasize the importance of blocking. I tend to avoid blocking accessories, and I know others do too”

“It’s helpful to familiarize yourself with the pleating technique”

“Gauge swatch is a must!”

“Pay extra attention when knitting the pleats.”

“Definitely use a crochet hook to pick up stitches!”

“Pay attention to which side (WS/RS) you pick sts up from for the bands so that they look the same.”

“If you want a more slouchy/relaxed look, looser gauge, but if you really like the look of the structured pleats, err on the side of tighter gauge!”

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Copyright Gingko B. 2021