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).
k=knit stitch (u-stitch, or true knit stitch recommended)
k1b=knit into the stitch below (shown in the video).
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.
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.
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.