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Bulky Braided Knit Headband

Braided knitting 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% alpaca. 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.

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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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35 comments
ANn 16th October 2017 at 04:59

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

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editor 6th November 2017 at 10:27

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

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Joanne 29th October 2017 at 21:46

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

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editor 6th November 2017 at 10:10

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.

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cedrik 21st November 2017 at 01:33

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

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editor 21st November 2017 at 12:20

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

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Jeanne Gale 9th November 2017 at 16:50

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

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editor 9th November 2017 at 23:51

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

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Chris 12th November 2017 at 00:48

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

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editor 12th November 2017 at 01:04

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

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Karen 1st December 2017 at 17:26

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

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 2nd December 2017 at 15:01

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.

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Pancho 2nd December 2017 at 12:56

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!

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 2nd December 2017 at 18:27

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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Shannon Mitchell 7th February 2020 at 00:16

After you repeat row 3 do you repeat all the rows or do you go straight to row 8?

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Knitting Guru 7th February 2020 at 17:51

Hi, you go straight to row 8

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Christina 8th December 2018 at 22:17

Love this pattern. I love how the selvedge edge looks with the modification you gave for row 5 but wanted a matching edge on the other side – I think if on row 11 you do (mod c3f) c3f k6 sel where the mod c3f is slip 3 purlwise to an extra needle and hold in front, sel (in this case, slip purlwise since it’s the first sel of the row) and k3 from the left needle, k3 from the extra needle… That’ll make a matching edge on the other side. Worked for me!

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Knitting Guru 11th December 2018 at 23:28

Hi.
You are right. Good hint for other knitters. Thank you.

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Miranda 19th February 2019 at 01:59

Hi, thanks for the pattern! Would you be able to provide a gauge?

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Knitting Guru 19th February 2019 at 12:36

Hi, Gauge: 15 stitches = 4 inches

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Lynda West 9th December 2020 at 00:52

I’m new to knitting and confused by your comments to repeat from row 3 and then to go to row 8?
Please help.

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Knitting Guru 9th December 2020 at 13:24

hi. Row 7 is the same as row 3. Then row 8 as written and so on. Let me know if it is still unclear

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Carla 12th December 2019 at 20:31

I don’t see how you get that gauge with bulky yarn and a size 7 needle. Really?

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Knitting Guru 15th December 2019 at 00:21

It always depends on how tight you knit. If you reach this gauge with worsted weight yarn, go ahead.

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Adrienne Wood 24th December 2020 at 09:56

I’m knitting left handed and my cable is looking funky. Can I follow the written instructions (subbing “right needle” whenever it says “left needle”) or do I need to read them in reverse? Thanks;

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Knitting Guru 26th December 2020 at 18:17

Hi, yes subbing left to right is correct

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Penny 17th January 2021 at 22:00

I have not done cables, but that doesn’t confuse me so much as what is “sel”? And, also, “sel s”? Thank you. I’m looking for a baby cardigan sweater (older baby).

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Knitting Guru 18th January 2021 at 00:11

Hi Penny, here is cable sweater for 3+ baby (toddler) https://crazyhands.net/top-down-raglan-sweater-pattern-with-cables/

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Penny 17th January 2021 at 22:02

Oh, nevermind! I found it above in the key. thank you.

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Knitting Guru 18th January 2021 at 00:10

no worries and good luck with a headband

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Emma 23rd January 2021 at 18:47

Your pattern reads with a “sel s” on both ends (row2 for example) which according to your definitions should be slipped both times, but then in your description you say you slip the first and purl the last….this is confusing. Also, when you slip the first stitch purlwise I am assuming the yarn is in front. Yes?

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Knitting Guru 24th January 2021 at 09:15

Hi Emma. Before knitting, please read common abbreviation of knitting stitches. sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch. When you slip the first stitch purlwise hold the yarn in back always.

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Knitting Guru 24th January 2021 at 09:16

Let me know if you have other questions

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Cathy 26th January 2021 at 14:23

Hi Ann ….
Loving this headband pattern ….halfway through and its looking great ! Looking forward to doing more of your patterns ! Just what we need for lockdown hands ! 😀👍
Thanks Cathy

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Knitting Guru 26th January 2021 at 19:15

Thank you Cathy for your warm feedback. You are my inspiration 🙂

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