Friday, August 26, 2016

KNITTING PATTERN - Sharyl Headwrap

Knit headwraps are so popular! Knit your own in any color or brand of yarn you like!

Materials:  US size 8 (5.0 mm) straight needles, US size G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors, 1” button

Yarn: Approximately 75-80 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn. Sample shown using Loops & Threads Impeccable Glitter.

Sizes:  Toddler (18–19”), Child (20–21”) and Adult (22–23”)

Gauge:  18 STS and 28 rounds = 4” in [K1, P1] pattern stitch

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  CO - cast on, K -  knit, K2TOG - knit 2 together, KFB - knit in front and back, M1 - make 1 (increase), P - purl, P2TOG - purl 2 together, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes:
  1. The length of the headwrap is adjustable in the pattern.  If making toddler size, you may want to use smaller needles.
  2. This headband is knit in a K1/P1 rib.  In the increase/decrease sections, I highly suggest using a stitch marker and/or stitch counter to keep track of the increase and decrease rows.
  3. When the pattern calls for M1, I recommend using the “backwards loop cast-on” method OR “make one left” method.  For tutorials on these stitches, please visit www.knittinghelp.com 


Instructions (all sizes):

CO 8.  (Start with long tail, then use it to sew on button at the end.)
Row 1:  [K1, P1] across—8 STS.
*Increase Section
Row 2:  [K1, P1] twice, M1, [K1, P1] twice—9 STS.
Row 3:  [K1, P1] twice, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] twice—10 STS.
Rows 4–5:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 6:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] twice—11 STS.
Row 7:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] twice—12 STS.
Rows 8–9:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 10:  [K1, P1] three times, M1, [K1, P1] three times—13 STS.
Row 11:  [K1, P1] three times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] three times—14 STS.
Rows 12–13:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 14:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] three times—15 STS.
Row 15:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] three times—16 STS.
Rows 16–17:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 18:  [K1, P1] four times, M1, [K1, P1] four times—17 STS.
Row 19:  [K1, P1] four times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] four times—18 STS.
Rows 20–21:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 22:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] four times—19 STS.
Row 23:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] four times—20 STS.
Rows 24–25:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 26:  [K1, P1] five times, M1, [K1, P1] five times—21 STS.
Row 27:  [K1, P1] five times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] five times—22 STS.
Rows 28–29:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 30:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] five times—23 STS.
Row 31:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] five times—24 STS.
Rows 32–33:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 34:  [K1, P1] six times, M1, [K1, P1] six times—25 STS.
Row 35:  [K1, P1] six times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] six times—26 STS.
Rows 36–37:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 38:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] six times—27 STS.
Row 39:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] six times—28 STS.
Rows 40–41:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 42:  [K1, P1] seven times, M1, [K1, P1] seven times—29 STS.
Row 43:  [K1, P1] seven times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] seven times—30 STS.   
(Piece should measure about 8” here.)
Continue working straight K1/P1 ribbing for 1-2” for Toddler size, 2-3” for Child size, or 3-4” for Adult size.
*Decrease Section
Row 1:  [K1, P1] seven times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] seven times—29 STS.
Row 2:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] seven times—28 STS.
Rows 3–4:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 5:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] six times—27 STS.
Row 6:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—26 STS.
Rows 7–8:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 9:  [K1, P1] six times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—25 STS.
Row 10:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—24 STS.
Rows 11–12:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 13:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] five times—23 STS.
Row 14:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—22 STS.
Rows 15–16:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 17:  [K1, P1] five times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—21 STS.
Row 18:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—20 STS.
Rows 19–20:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 21:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] four times—19 STS.
Row 22:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—18 STS.
Rows 23–24:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 25:  [K1, P1] four times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—17 STS.
Row 26:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—16 STS.
Rows 27–28:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 29:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] three times—15 STS.
Row 30:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—14 STS.
Rows 31–32:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 33:  [K1, P1] three times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—13 STS.
Row 34:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—12 STS.
Rows 35–36:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 37:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] twice—11 STS.
Row 38:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—10 STS.
Rows 39–40:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 41:  [K1, P1] twice, K2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—9 STS.
Row 42:  K1, P1, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—8 STS.
Row 43:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 44:  K1, P1, K2TOG, M1, M1, P2TOG, K1, P1.  (M1 using “backwards loop cast-on”.  Buttonhole made.)
Rows 45–46:  [K1, P1] across.
Bind off in K1/P1, weave in ends.  Use starting tail to sew button to end opposite of buttonhole.

Crochet Rose
If you don’t crochet, there is a great collection of free knit flower patterns available at: www.knittingpatterncentral.com
*V-ST (V-stitch) = (DC, CH 1, DC) in same stitch.
Using G hook and any color WW yarn, CH 41.
Row 1:  V-ST in 3rd CH from hook, *CH 1, skip 1 ST, V-ST in next CH; repeat from * to last 2 STS, HDC in last CH—19 V-ST made.
Row 2:  CH 1, turn, 6 DC into V-ST, *SL ST into CH-1 space, CH 1, 6 DC into V-ST; repeat from * to end of row, SL ST into beginning CH-3 from previous row  and fasten off leaving a 12-14” tail—19 petals made.
Using long tail & yarn needle, carefully roll rose along starting chain and stitch petals into place.

Stitch rose onto headwrap.  Enjoy!

Other Suggestions:
  • Crochet around edge of headwrap to make it wider & give it a contrasting trim.
  • Use self-striping or variegated yarns for a fun, colorful headwrap.
  • Embellish it with buttons, patches, bows, ribbon, or appliqués instead.
  • Sew your flower onto a clip or safety pin to make it removable; wear it on a scarf, coat, or sweater.




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