Turbie-Twist Headband by Margaret Holzmann

Turbie-Twist Headband

December 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in main body of the pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m)
Instructions are provided for different head circumferences. The gauge is provided above for Worsted/Aran, but will depend on the yarn weight and needles used. Width will be about 3.5 inches worked in Worsted or Aran and about 2.5-3 inches worked in Sport
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This headband can be worked in sport, worsted or aran weight yarns. Check the linked project pages for examples worked in different yarn weights.

This headband has a small amount of cable-work and is perfect for knitters who want to learn to cable. Detailed written and charted instructions are provided for the center twist cable. This project works up in 3-5 hours.

The directions explain how to create a custom fit for any size head. The back of the headband has a two-button closure.

Equipment needed:

US size 6 (metric 4 mm) knitting needles for sport, or US size 8 (metric 5 mm) for worsted/aran.
cable needle
crochet hook (for weaving in 2 ends)
sewing needle and thread matching the color of the yarn.


100 yards of Sport-weight yarn or 80 yards of worsted or aran.
Two 3/4 inch (2 cm) buttons