DIY // The Audrey Headband

Hi y’all!!! We’ve missed you so so much. Anna & I have been crazy busy these past few months half year life for the longest time ever, but we’re back at what I’m hoping is close to full force! For one, Anna got freakin’ MARRIED. Yessss, one half of the HANK & HOOK leading ladies is now off the market for good. Ok I digress.

We’ve been all over the place, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is our desire to create.. as cheesy as that sounds. And we’re here to share the love with another FREE pattern!

As I’m writing this, it’s freezing rain over here in Toronto and I just want to go home and cuddle with my kitties… and knit. We hope you feel the same way because I’m here to introduce our first knitted headband pattern, the currently unnamed headband (stay with us for the whole post and you won’t be disappointed).

It only takes two balls of Wooly Bully Alpaca to make and it’s a relatively straightforward and quick knit. Aren’t those the best? Work hard for a few hours and the outcome is a fabulous new accessory you’ll get compliments on wherever you go (if I can say so myself, he he he).

We love this yarn because it knits up a fuzzy texture that’s warm and a beautiful contrast to the cables that run along the piece. Without further ado, let’s get to what you’ll need to start the project, shall we?

MATERIALS

  • 2x balls of Wooly Bully Alpaca
  • 5mm knitting needles or whichever size to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

MEASUREMENTS

All sewn up: 8.5in long and 4.5in wide

ABBREVIATIONS

(US Terminology)

co = cast on

k = knit

p = purl

st (s) = stitch (es)

cn = cable needle

 

GAUGE

3 stitches and 4 rows per 1 inch in garter stitch.

4 stitches and 4 rows per 1 inch in the cable pattern.

 

TECHNIQUES

C4B (Cable 4 back): Slip next 2 sts onto cn and hold at back of work, K2 from left needle, then K2 from cn

T3F (Twist 3 front): Slip next 2 sts onto cn and hold at front of work, P1 from left needle, then K2 from cn.

T3B (Twist 3 back): Slip next st onto a cn and hold at back of work, K2 from left needle, then P1 from cn

CR (Cable right): slip 3 sts to cn and hold at back of work, k2 from left needle, then k2, p1 from cn

CL (Cable left): slip 2 sts to cn and hold at back of work, p1, k2 from left needle, then k2 from cn

PATTERN

Cast on 24 sts

Row 1: k3, p1, k2, p4, C4B, p4, k2, p1, k3

Row 2: k4, p2, k4, p4, k4, p2, k4

Row 3: k3, p1, T3F, p2, T3B, T3F, p2, T3B, p1, k3

Row 4: k5, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k5

Row 5: k3, p2, T3F, T3B, p2, T3F, T3B, p2, k3

Row 6: k6, p4, k4, p4, k6

Row 7: k3, p3, C4B, p4, C4B, p3, k3

Row 8: repeat row 6

Row 9: k3, p2, T3B, T3F, p2, T3B, T3F, p2, k3

Row 10: repeat row 4

Row 11: k3, p1, T3B, p2, T3F, T3B, p2, T3F, p1, k3

Row 12: repeat row 2

Row 13: k3, p1, T3F, p3, C4B, p3, T3B, p1, k3

Row 14: k5, p2, k3, p4, k3, p2, k5

Row 15: k3, p2, T3F, p1, T3B, T3F, p1, T3B, k3

Row 16: k6, p2, k1,p2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k6

Row 17: k3, p3, CR, p2, CL, p3, k3

Row 18: k6, p4, k4, p4, k6

Row 19:  k3, p2, T3B, T3F, p2, T3B, T3F, p2, k3

Row 20: k5, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k5

Row 21: k3, p1, T3B, p2, T3F, T3B, p2, T3F, p1, k3

Row 22: k4, p2, k4, p4, k4, p2, k4

Repeat rows 1-22 three more times and then bind off, leaving a tail about 15” long (we like to use the tail for seaming).

 

FINISHING

Prepare the piece for joining by lining up the cast-on and cast-off edges together, with the right side facing up. Using the horizontal invisible seaming method, sew the cast-off edge to the cast-on edge with the 15” tail and a tapestry needle. Weave in any loose ends. You are now done!

P.S. We love how you can wear it as a neckwarmer/snood too. Doooo it.

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You can download the pattern as a PDF here.

Wait, don’t go yet! There’s more. We’re doing an awesome giveaway where you can WIN the knitting needles and the yarn used for this project. Remember how I said we’d give you more info on the Unnamed Headband? Well, we need a little help. Head on over to our Instagram and give us your best shot at what we should call this awesome headband. It’s a win-win for everyone.

 

Ciao bella!

 

xx

Joan