Bulky Braided Knit Headband

Braided knitting headband

This braided knit headband is a fun “under an hour” project for anyone looking to polish its cable knitting skills. Gold color and nice design of this knit headband makes it fit for any outfit, while its bulkiness makes it stand out as a unique DIY accessory. Enjoy working on this cozy and comfortable piece of garment, let your friends spot it and you will definitely get requests for knitting a few more pieces ;).

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Knitting Needles 4.5 mm (US 7);

<> Alpacana Lanoso Yarn: 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25%. Sandy color <0.5 skein

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

sl st – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Cable 3 Back (C3B)Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

Note for knitters:

<> Each Row has a selvage stitches.

braided knit headband pattern

Braided knit headband pattern:

Cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1: sl st, knit all stitches, sl st.

Row 2: sl st, purl all stitches, sl st.

Row 3: sl st, k9, C3B, k3, sl st.

Row 4: sl st, purl all stitches, sl st.

Row 5: sl st, k6, C3B, C3B, sl st. (In this Row while knitting the second C3B stitch I would suggest to slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 4k from the left hand needle, 2k and sl st from the extra needle.)

Row 6: sl st, purl all stitches, sl st.

Row 7: repeat Row 3.

bulky braided knit headband: half-finished knit project

braided knit headband pattern: showing last rounds of the pattern

Row 8: sl st, purl all stitches, sl st.

Row 9: sl st, k3, C3F, k9, sl st.

Row 10: sl st, purl all stitches, sl st.

Row 11: sl st, C3F, C3F, k6, sl st.

Row 12: sl st, purl all stitches, sl st.

Row 13: repeat Row 9.

Row 14: sl st, purl all stitches, sl st.

Knit until headband measures slightly smaller than circumference of your head.

Cut the yarn leaving 10-15 cm tail. Using the method of horizontal invisible seam sew two ages of the headband together.

Braided Knitting Headband - side view

 

 

photo session of a girl with bulky braided knit headband

photo session of a girl with braided knit headband

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