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Popcorn Stitch Wide Ear Warmer Knitting Pattern

popcorn stitch wide knit headband pattern

popcorn stitch wide knit headband pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Straight or circular knitting needles 4 mm (US 6/UK 8);

<> Red Heart, Super Saver – 100% acrylic yarn: 198 grams -333 m per skein.

<> Weight Category – 4 (medium).

<> Yarn needle, scissors, tape measure, stitch markers.


 

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

PM – place marker

Inc – increase

P2tog – purl two together

K2tog – knit two together

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

Pc – popcorn stitch – insert the needle between the next two sts and draw up a loop, k1 (knit next stitch through the back loop).

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

wide knit popcorn stitch headband - side view

Popcorn stitch knit ear warmer size:

Width: 14 cm (5.5”).

Head circumference: 53-58 cm (21-23”).

Gauge: 19-20 stitches = 4 inches

Wide popcorn stitch ear warmer knitting pattern:

Using the long tail cast-on method, cast on 9 stitches.  

Row1-17: sel s, k7, sel s. (Or until the piece measures 5-6 cm)

Place one marker between the 4th and 5th stitch and the other one between the 5th and 6th stitch.

Row 18 (RS): sel s, k3(edge), inc, k1, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 19 (WS): sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p1, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (11 sts)

Row 20: sel s, k3(edge), inc, p1, pc, p1, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 21: sel s, k3 (edge), p1, k1, p2tog (loop and stitch), k1, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (13 sts)

Row 22: sel s, k3(edge), inc, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 23: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (15 sts)

Row 24: sel s, k3(edge), inc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 25: sel s, k3 (edge), p1, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (17 sts)

Row 26: sel s, k3(edge), inc, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 27: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (19 sts)

Row 28: sel s, k3(edge), inc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 29: sel s, k3 (edge), p1, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (21 sts)

Row 30: sel s, k3(edge), inc, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 31: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (23 sts)

Row 32: sel s, k3(edge), inc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 33: sel s, k3 (edge), p1, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (25 sts)

Row 34: sel s, k3(edge), inc, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 35: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (27 sts)

Row 36: sel s, k3(edge), inc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 37: sel s, k3 (edge), p1, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (29 sts)

Row 38: sel s, k3(edge), inc, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, inc, k3(edge), sel s.

Row 39: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (31 sts)

Make less rows if you think your headband is too wide.

Row 40: sel s, k3(edge), p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (31 sts) NO INCREASES!!!

Row 41: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (31 sts)

Repeat Rows 40-41 without increases until the headband reaches 35-36 cm.

wide headband knitting pattern on the mannequin

Knitting decreases:

Row 1: sel s, k3(edge), k2tog, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, skpo, k3(edge), sel s. (29 sts)

Row 2: sel s, k3 (edge), p1, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (29 sts)

Row 3: sel s, k3(edge), p2tog, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p2tog, k3(edge), sel s. (27 sts)

Row 4: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (27 sts)

Row 5: sel s, k3(edge), k2tog, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, k2tog, k3(edge), sel s. (25 sts)

Row 6: sel s, k3 (edge), p1, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (25 sts)

Row 7: sel s, k3(edge), p2tog, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p2tog, k3(edge), sel s. (23 sts)

Row 8: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (23 sts)

Row 9: sel s, k3(edge), k2tog, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, k2tog, k3(edge), sel s. (21 sts)

Row 10: sel s, k3 (edge), p1, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, k3(edge), sel s. (21 sts)

Row 11: sel s, k3(edge), p2tog, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p1, pc, p2tog, k3(edge), sel s. (19 sts)

Row 12: sel s, k3 (edge), k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1, k3(edge), sel s. (19 sts)

Go on making decreases in the same way until you get 3 stitches between stitch markers.

Next Row (RS): sel s, k3(edge), k3tog, k3(edge), sel s. (9 sts)

Next Row (WS): sel s, k3(edge), p1, k3(edge), sel s. (9 sts)

Knit the next 16 rows in garter stitch as at the beginning.

Bind off all stitches. Cut the yarn leaving 30-35 cm tail. Using yarn needle joint two ends of the headband.

popcorn stitch wide knit ear warmer on the female mannequin head

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1 comment

wendy 23rd July 2023 at 11:21

I am looking forward to making your ear warmer pattern to learn a new knitting stitch. I can follow along on tutorial.
This will be another gift to add to my popcorn can.

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