When first starting off on a new craft, you want to practice practice practice. It can get a little bit dull working the same square dishcloth over and over. You start to think that you are ready to delve into a new project, but you look over the internet and find yourself overwhelmed with starting a bigger project. A previous guest of ours, here on Yarn Punk, wanted to give the opportunity of a beginner knit project without it being incredibly intimidating. Let us welcome back Tonja to our blog where she will give a new take on a beginner knit project for you to tackle!
Welcome Back Tonja!
Aloha! My name is Tonja and I’m the designer behind Pink Plumeria Maui and it is an honor to be back on Yarn Punk with a new design. I have been knitting for 1 year and love how it works up. The squishy texture makes for fun hats and headbands. I had some colorful and bright yarn on hand and I wanted to make a quick, fun and stylish headband. That’s when the Braid My Knit Headband came to life. This super quick pattern should take an hour or two. With the holiday season upon us, this would make a beautiful gift.
When I’m not knitting or crocheting I’m a full time mom to four boys. I live in Maui so a good portion of my time is spent at the beach, hiking or finding something adventurous to do outside. I hope you enjoy this pattern and have fun making it.
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- US 10 / 6.0 mm Needles or Circular Needles
- Bulky Weight #5, I used Yarnspirations Caron X Pantone
- Tape Measure
- Tapestry Needle
- Crochet Hook
Approximately 91 yards/72 grams or 2.5 ounces
1 x 1 inches = 4 stitches x 6 rows of garter stitch
Adult Woman Head Circumference 21 – 23 inches
Finished Measurements- Assembled and laying flat, 8.5 inches wide and 4 inches tall
k1 = knit 1 stitch
For each strand, with needles cast on 7 stitches. To make it easier you can cast on all 3 strands and work at once. If you’re a beginner maybe just do one strand at a time.
Row 1: K1. (7)
Repeat Row 1 until you have an 18 inch strand. Bind off. You will need 3 strands. Don’t cut the ends when done as you’ll need those long ends for assembly.
To assemble head band arrange your colors the way you would like them. Have all long ends on one end and facing to the right. You can weave long end into top of next strand to keep them in line. Braid bands and fold headband with right sides together. Match up ends to matching colors and ladder or invisible stitch sides together. Turn headband with right side out and you have a Braid My Knit Headband.
I hope you have fun making your own Braid My Knit Headband!
Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.