Gosh I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted a new knitting pattern! But I’m back at it and what I wanted to share with you was this simple, satisfying pattern that you can finish in an evening! The Minty morning headband features cabled edges, and a middle braided cable.
I only had a little bit of this colorway in Vanna’s Choice yarn left, so I knew I wanted to make something small. If you’re up for a quick, fun, fashionable project, let’s get started!
Using US Size 9 knitting needlles, CO. 28sts.
Row 1, 5: K6, P4, K8, P4, K6
Row 2, 4, 6, 8 : P6, K4, P8, K4, P6
Row 3: C6B, P4, K2, C6F, P4, C6F
Row 7: C6B, P4, C6B, K2, P4, C6F
Repeat pattern until headband measures about 17-19 inches, bind off, and sew seam. Enjoy!
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The Dottie Hat
The Dottie Hat features a light worsted yarn in a diagonal lace pattern. It’s comfy, cute, and perfect for transitioning into (or out of) winter!
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I created this pattern with baubles in mind. I love the look of the cables intermingling with the baubles in a seemingly random pattern. This pattern is really easy and entertaining to knit! You can make it slouchy like I did, or start the decreases sooner for a tighter fit. Buy the pattern and start knitting today!
Oh summer knitting. After knitting a few shawls, I just wanted a short and chic project. So I created this sunglass case to keep my sunglasses safe in my purse!
You will need to know:
How to sew a seam
Martha Stewart Merino Yarn (1 skein= approx 120 yds) (colorway: peacock)
-Or any worsted medium weight yarn
Size 7 knitting needles
Darning needle for weaving ends and sewing seams
Co 20 sts.
1. K5 *K9, P1, rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
2. K5 *K2, P8 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
3. K5, *K7, P3 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
4. K5*K4, P6 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
5. K5*K5 P5 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
6. K5 *K6, P4 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
7. K5 *K3, P7, rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
8. K5 *K8, P2, rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
9. K5 *K1, P9 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
10. K5, *P9, K1 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
11. K5, *P2, K8 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
12. K5, *P7, K3 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
13. K5, P4, K6 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
14. K5 *P5, K5 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
15. K5 *P6, K4 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
16. K5 *P3, K7 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
17. K5 *P8, K2 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
18. K5 *P1, K9 rep from * until 5 sts. rem. K5
Repeat rows 1-18 3 times
Knit until piece measures 12” flat.
Bind off and sew the side seams together.
Wet and block to get a flatter look to the stitches.
I call this one the “crown headband” because it’s so big, it kind of looks like a crown. Kind of a winter interpretation of the flower crown trend. It’s a really simple pattern, and is a great way to practice cables! I get compliments on mine a lot, and am currently knitting some in other colors as gifts (for myself).
Note: This pattern starts with a provisional cast on with waste yarn, and is finished with a 3 needle bind off. If you prefer to just sew the seams together at the end, then just cast normally with your working yarn.
Us Size 13 knitting needles
Cable needle or DPN
Darning needle for sewing seams and/or weaving in ends
waste yarn (you can just use some yarn from the skein of hometown USA, or use a contrasing color super bulky yarn to make it easier to see)
Lion Brand Thick n’ Quick
CO: Cast on
C6F: Cable 6 front (sl next 3 stitches to CN & hold in front, k 3, k3 from CN)
C6B: Cable 6 back (sl next 3 stitches onto cn & hold in back, k3, k3 from cn)
cn: cable needle
Provisional cast on 11 stitches with waste yarn, or if you prefer not to use the provisional cast on method, just cast on your stitches as normal, and you will sew your seam together at the end.
Row 1: K11
Row 2: k1 P9 K1
Row 3: k1 C6F (sl next 3 stitches to CN & hold in front, k 3, k3 from CN), k4
Row 4: k1 p9 k1
Row 5: k 11
Row 6: k1, p9, k1
Row 7: k4,C6B (sl next 3 stitches onto cn & hold in back, k3, k3 from cn), k1
Row 8: k1, p9, k1
Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length- (about 18-19 ” is good for a 20-21″ head, this headband will stretch when worn a couple times. )
Remove waste yarn, and place stitches on needle. Use 3 needle bind off to seam headband. You can watch a great video on how to do a 3 needle bind off here
. If you chose not to use the provisional cast on, then just sew the seams together.
Weave in ends and enjoy your crown, you’ve earned it!