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The Woven Headband, a nicely shaped headband for young and old.  The "woven" cable stitch only looks intricate - it's really easy!

We use Dale of Norway's 100% washable wool Freestyle yarn which is available through at the best price on the planet!


Sizes:  Child (Adult)

Yarn:  2-50 g balls of Dale of Norway's Freestyle 100% washable pure new wool. 3-50g balls of Freestyle will make 2 headbands - perhaps the only way to get people to stop borrowing yours!  Click HERE to see all of the gorgeous colors and the lowest prices for Freestyle.

Needles: One set of size 8  US (5mm) needles, or the size necessary to obtain the correct gauge, below.

Gauge: 36 stitches = 4"/10cm wide in "woven" cable pattern

Abbreviations:  bk = back of work; CO = cast on; cn = cable needle; fr = front of work; K = knit; K2tog = knit 2 stitches together; m1 = make 1 or increase 1; rep = repeat; sl = slip; st(s) = stitches.

Headband Instructions:

CO 36 sts. Work "woven" cable pattern as follows:

Row #1 and all odd #'d rows:  P all sts.

Row #2:  K 3, *sl 3 sts to cn & hold in fr, K 3, K 3 from cn, rep from * to last 3 sts, K 3.

Row #4:  K all sts.

Row #6:  *sl 3 sts to cn & hold in bk, K 3, K3 from cn, rep from * to end.

Row #8:  K all sts.  

Repeat the above 8 rows to form "woven" cable pattern until work is approximately 5 (6)" from beginning.  Continuing in pattern, replace the next Row #4 as follows:  K2tog 3 times, k to last 6 sts, k2tog 3 times.  30 sts remain.  Continue in pattern, beginning and ending Row #6 with a new "K 3" and omit "K 3" from the beginning and end of Row #2, until work is 13 1/2(14 1/2)" from beginning.  Replace the next Row #4 as follows:  K1, m1, K1, m1, K1, m1, K to last 3 stitches, m1, K1, m1, K1, m1, K1.  36 sts. Continue in pattern as originally stated until work is 18 1/2 (20 1/2)". Bind off all sts.  Sew ends together.  Bestow with hugs and kisses upon the head of your choice.

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