A delicate headband to wear to the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The headband is composed of two icords, a hairband and a small shamrock.
Knitting loom: Regular gauge loom with at least 7 pegs. Sample was knit on 32 peg loom from the KB Basics Kit.
Yarn: Approx 30 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample was knit with Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Peapod.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, thread similar color to the yarn, and a regular sewing needle.
Other: Elastic pony-tail holder (hairband).
Gauge: not relevant
Size: Sample shown fits up to a head size 19/5 inches. Make larger by working longer icords.
- k=knit stitch (not ewrap, may substitute with u-stitch)
- m1=make 1. An increase, known as make 1. Work until you reach the peg where you need to increase, with the knitting tool, reach for horizontal strand between the two stitches, place this loop on the adjacent empty peg.
- k2tog=knit two together. A decrease.
Leaving an 8 inch beginner yarn tail, cast on 3 stitches, prepare to work a flat panel.
Work a 3-stitch icord that is 16 inches long. Bind off leaving an 8 inch yarn tail end. Using yarn tail ends, mattress stitch seam both icords together, approximately for 1" (one-inch) at each end.
Using regular thread and needle, sew the hair elastic in place, as shown in the picture.
Cast on 3 sts, prepare to work a flat panel
Row 1: k
Row 2: k
Row 3: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1.
Row 4: k5
Row 5: k1, m1, k3, m1, k1
Row 6: k7
Row 7: k2tog, k3, k2tog
Row 8: k5
Row 9: k2tog, k1, k2tog
Row 10: k3.
Bind off with basic removal method, leave a 6 inch yarn tail.
Block the petals.
Cast on 2 sts.
Work a 2 stitch icord that is approx 1.5 inches in length. Bind off. Weave ends in.
Petal Assembly: Using the tapestry needle and yarn tail end: fold a petal half way down (wrong sides together), stitch down in place. Repeat with other 2 petals.
Using yarn and tapestry needle, secure all 3 petals together by joining them at the center points. Sew the 2-stitch icord stem to the center of shamrock.
Using regular thread and needle, secure the shamrock motif to the headband.