I know it is Spring, and the days are warmer, but frankly it is very windy here in the South West and my ears are always grateful if I can protect them. So I have always a headband in my coat pocket.
The first one I knitted was a Drops design pattern I lost long ago, and it has done the job just right, seeing me through the winter months.
Since my stash is till growing (I know, I know, how is that even possible ? I have so many works in progress it should be shrinking… Somehow I don’t think the laws of physics apply to wool stash… nor does my engineer husband !), since my stash is still growing, was I saying, I need to find ways to get rid of some wool…
I have had this Phildar Carnaval for a very long time… So long that it is discontinued now. With only 2 balls, I tried to make a cowl but didn’t have enough. So I thought headband.
So here it is – only an hour later. Since this wool is very chunky, I used 8mm needles. And garter stitch. Super fast. Super easy.
So here is the pattern !
Grey Sky Headband
Super chunky wool (about 25m). 8mm knitting needles.
Cast on 32 stitches.
Row 1 – Knit
Row 2 : make 2, knit until end of row. (34 st)
Row 3 : knit until endo of row, make 2. (36 st)
Row 4 : make 2, knit until end of row. (38 st)
Row 5 : knit until end of row, make 2. (40 st)
Row 6 – 10 : knit.
Row 11 – 14 : double decrease (slip one on you knitting needle, knit 2 together, pass over the first stitch), knit until the end. (32 st)
Row 15 : cast off all stitches, leaving a long tail.
To finish off, sew the ends together. Wear proudly !
But now… what shall I do with the 45 grams of wool left ?! Any idea, let me know !