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

sel s – 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:

Bulky Braided Headband Scheme

Cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, k9, C3B, k3, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 5: sel s, k6, C3B, C3B, sel s. (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 sel s from the extra needle.)

Row 6: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

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: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 9: sel s, k3, C3F, k9, sel s.

Row 10: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 11: sel s, C3F, C3F, k6, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 13: repeat Row 9.

Row 14: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

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

14 thoughts on “Bulky Braided Knit Headband

  1. ANn

    I am looking or a knitted winter hear that has a flat top. Please would you let me know where I can see the pattern to buy it. THanks very much,
    Ann

    • editor

      Hi Ann, Can you explain more what you are looking for?

  2. Joanne

    Cannot figure out row five of this hair band and I have been knitting for a long time

    • editor

      Hi Joanne, where is the problem in the Row 5? If I confused you with my explanation, knit simply Row 5: sel s, k6, C3B, C3B, sel s.

      • cedrik

        i think the instruction for row 5 and the diagram dont match. the first line of the diagram is actually row 3.

        • editor

          You are right, but the diagram shows the main part of the braid not the whole pattern itself. Sorry If I confused you

  3. Jeanne Gale

    Hi, I figured out what was a bit confusing in the directions. Hope you don’t mind. So, on row 5, you slip the first stitch purlwise, knit 6, Cable 3 Back, onto a cable needle, knit the 3 stitches from the Left Hand Needle , then the 3 from the Cable Needle. Immediately do that again. Repeat that Cable 3 Back, and there will be one stitch left on the Left hand needle. Slip it. . When you get to row 11, do the Cable 3 Front, one right after the other. It’s in the doing. Once I did 3 rows these cables just jump out with a lot of definition. , and it gorgeous.

    Jeanne

    • editor

      Thank you for your explanation as it might help someone else. 🙂

  4. Chris

    Thank you for the pattern. Just downloaded it. I see in every row the first AND last stitch is slipped. Is this correct?

    • editor

      Hi. Yes you can slip them. In my case I always slip the first stitch and purl the very last one. Good luck!

  5. Karen

    This needs an explanation of stitches on the chart, if you please.

    • Crazy Hands Knitting Editor

      Hi Karen. Please check the pattern description where you can find clear explanation. There are only 4 different stitches, selvage stitch, knit or purl stitches and Cable 3 Back or Cable 3 Front.

  6. Pancho

    Hi, great pattern, thank you for it. For the selvage stitch, do you slip the first stitch purlwise, and then purl the very last one for every row? Including the purl rows? Once the first 14 rows are done, should we continue then from row 3, or back to row 1? Thanks!

    • Crazy Hands Knitting Editor

      Hi Pancho. You are right, always slip the first stitch and purl the very last one including the purl rows. Once the first 14 rows are done, continue from Row 3.

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