Before winter had even arrived, my cold ears and uncontainable hair decided I needed to knit a headband to match every outfit in my wardrobe.
I was happily collecting ideas when I spotted this picture on Pinterest.
I was disappointed to find that the link was not to a free pattern, but to a headband for sale for more than $70!
…and I made one up! It’s very simple, and exactly what I had in mind.
So here you are:
Turban Headband Pattern
Super bulky weight yarn (I used this one, less than one skein)
Size 13 straight needles (or your preferred size)
One cable or double-pointed needle
Cast on 11 st. (for 2×1 rib; you can adjust this, for example casting on 14 for 2×2)
- (RS) K2, *p1, k2, repeat from *
- (WS) P2, *k1, p2, repeat from *
Continue working in rib for 12″, ending with a WS row (the headband should be half as long as desired—it’s easiest to use another headband as a guide).
(RS) Slip 5 st. purlwise onto cable needle, holding to front. (K2, p1) twice, then k2, p1, k2 from cable needle.
Continue in rib pattern to desired length. BO and sew seam. (I suggest a faux-grafting method to make the seam less visible). Weave in ends.