Oasis Headband

Malabrigo dreams…always. I have been on a kick lately wanting to create items with only Malabrigo Rasta. Thus this headband was born. Grab a skein of Malabrigo Rasta and a Chunky gauge loom and create a toasty headband to wear this winter.

A brief note about my patterns: they are free of charge. Yes, you can use the pattern to create items to sell. Feel free to link to the pattern from your blog–why a link? Just in case I update the pattern with extra information or information that I forgot to add (you probably want to have the corrected version).

PATTERN

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch (u-stitch, or true knit stitch recommended)

k1b=knit into the stitch below (shown in the video).

p=purl stitch

sts=stitches

rep=repeat

approx=approximately

MATERIALS

Loom: Premium Chunky Round Loom (teal/smallest loom in the set) .

Yarn: Approximately 75 yards of bulky weight yarn. Sample was worked with Malabrigo Rasta in Purple Mystery.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, scissors, row counter (optional).

Gauge: 12 sts x 16 rows=4 inches.

Size: Fits a head circumference up to 21″ (using the loom above and the yarn specified above). Headband is 5″ wide.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 15 stitches.

Row 1 (from left to right): p2, *p2, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.

Row 2: k2, *p2, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.

Row 3: p2, *p2, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.

Row 4: k2, *p1, k1b; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until headband measures 18 inches (or desired length) from cast on edge.

Bind off with basic bind-off method.

Assembly:

Lay item flat, lengthwise, right side up.

Fold it in half.

Grab the end on the left side with your left-hand, grab the end on the right side with your right-hand. With your right-hand, twist your hand in a forward motion, thus twisting the fabric down.

Sandwich the end being held on the right-hand to the edge on the left-hand. Using yarn tail end, sew through all 4 layers. Weave all ends in. Turn headband right-side out.

Published by Isela Phelps

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2 thoughts on “Oasis Headband

  1. I have been looking knitting for 5 years making mostly hats and scarves for donating and couch blankets for family members. I’m experienced enough to freestyle knit, however, I’m tired of it and found your site. I love it!! I’m hooked. Made a hat first. Love the double cast-off. Starting on the placemats. Thank you. Your beautiful. God bless.

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