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Wine Harvest Headband

The coming of autumn means many things, some welcome and some not. This gorgeous knitted headband pattern combines a little bit of both, bringing fall's rich color palette to bear against the growing chill. The Wine Harvest Headband is a deep burgundy in color, like the new wines pressed at the close of summer, that will bring both color and warmth into the coming cold of winter. Knit in garter stitch with straight needles, this simple pattern is a great knitting-for-beginners project that will help to ease new learners into the art.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • PatonsCanadiana (3.5 oz/100 g; 205 yds/187 m) Deep Orchid (10332) - 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn Needle
     

Gauge:

19 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch

 

Size:

One size to fit average adult's head

 

Abbreviations:

Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
Rem = Remain(ning)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side
 

Instructions:

Cast on 20 sts.
Work even in garter st (knit every row) until work from beg measures 3" [7.5 cm].


Shape as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
2nd to 4th rows: Knit.
Rep last 4 rows until there are 9 sts, ending on a 4th row. Place marker at end of last row.


Cont even in garter st until work from marker measures 2 ½" [6 cm], ending on a WS row.


Shape as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2.Kfb. Knit to end of row.
2nd to 4th rows: Knit.
Rep last 4 rows until there are 20 sts rem, ending on a 4th row.


Cont even in garter st until work from beg measures 17½" [44.5 cm], ending on a RS row.
Cast off (WS)


Finishing:
Sew cast on and cast off edges tog.

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I like how this pattern gets wider for the ears. So many of the headbands barely cover the ears. It uses a kfb to make the increases so it should be really easy to make. I may try to provisionally cast on so I can use a kitchener stitch to bind off and not have a seam. Can anyone think of a reason that would not work?

I have been looking for something like this for a couple of months now. I need something that will keep me warm, especially my ears, without completely smashing my hair flat. And the pattern is easy so I should be able to make it quickly and give it a try out right away. After reading the other comments, I think that I'll wear it like it is in the photo.

Reading all the comments shows just how versatile this headband is! You can wear it any way you want, I guess. I love the color, but I think it would also look beautiful in a variegated yarn in fall colors. I like to splurge and buy a more expensive yarn for a one-skein project like this one, maybe in a natural fiber. And I think a little knitted flower on the side would look really cute.

it is correct, you're covering your ears, that's the important bit here.

You aren't supposed to cover your face with it. lol you put the thinner part at the back of your hair, and then pull the thicker part up over your hair-- nevermind. I'm doing a horrible job of explaining what I mean

She's wearing it the right way. If she wore it any other way the wider part would cover her face and likely smother her!!

This picture is shown wearing the headband upside down! The narrow bit goes at the back on the neck so the wide bit covers more of the head . It looks silly like that.

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