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Looking for a headband pattern
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Looking for a headband pattern
December 12, 2009 at 1:01:31 PM
 
Does anyone know of a nice headband pattern, preferably in a chunky yarn?  (Worsted weight would be fine, too.)  I had something with cables in mind, though that's not absolutely necessary.

Thanks!  Smiley



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wizdmzchyld message #2
Re: Looking for a headband pattern
December 12, 2009 at 1:10:33 PM
 
I would love to help.  I'll take a look around.  Perhaps there's one out there.

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Re: Looking for a headband pattern
December 12, 2009 at 9:57:13 PM
 
Charlene,

Thanks!  I've probably seen some, but they obviously didn't stick in my mind.


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pepper message #4
Re: Looking for a headband pattern
December 18, 2009 at 1:27:45 PM
 
Are you part of ravelry? If so look at the 86-10 headband in Alaska. I have made it several times and I really like it. No cables but it gradually increases and then decreases in width.
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Re: Looking for a headband pattern
December 18, 2009 at 1:47:41 PM
 
Pepper,

Thank you so much!  I'll check it out.  It sounds intriguing...I'm definitely not married to the cables!  Smiley


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dlowe8 message #6
Re: Looking for a headband pattern
January 5, 2010 at 10:22:24 AM
 
Are you looking for a "headband" pattern only - or did you want something maybe a bit bigger to wear outside as and "ear warmer" type of thing. 

As a straight forward knit headband pattern I like the following sites - free patterns...
http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingpatterns/p/cabled_headband.htm
and
http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/9328990.html
Both are cables, which I love, but look easy to work up and use. 

I don't personally wear headbands as a fashion accesscory - but I do like to use the larger ones as earwarmers in the winter since I pull my hair back in a low ponytail and it's hard to get hats to go over that.  So, if you're interested in something more like an earwarmer I like the following...
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/scarves/meringue-earwarmer.html
or
http://www.kidsknits.com/free/woven_headband.htm
, or
http://www.mcuniverse.com/Panta-Headband.786.0.html
I made this last pattern the Panta - it works up pretty easily and you can customize for the size of your head.  Pattern was originally in a blog, but the above link has pics.

Plus - here is a great website that has a ton of links to free patterns.  You can find almost anything you're interested in...
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/hair_accessories.php
is the one for the hair accessories...

but the link for the main page to get just about anything is:
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/index.php
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wizdmzchyld message #7
Re: Looking for a headband pattern
January 5, 2010 at 3:17:21 PM
 
Just in case you know of any, I'm searching for a hooded scarf pattern for a midgauge or bulky machine.  Know of any?

Thanks
Charlene

Quote:

Are you looking for a "headband" pattern only - or did you want something maybe a bit bigger to wear outside as and "ear warmer" type of thing. 

As a straight forward knit headband pattern I like the following sites - free patterns...
http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingpatterns/p/cabled_headband.htm
and
http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/9328990.html
Both are cables, which I love, but look easy to work up and use. 

I don't personally wear headbands as a fashion accesscory - but I do like to use the larger ones as earwarmers in the winter since I pull my hair back in a low ponytail and it's hard to get hats to go over that.  So, if you're interested in something more like an earwarmer I like the following...
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/scarves/meringue-earwarmer.html
or
http://www.kidsknits.com/free/woven_headband.htm
, or
http://www.mcuniverse.com/Panta-Headband.786.0.html
I made this last pattern the Panta - it works up pretty easily and you can customize for the size of your head.  Pattern was originally in a blog, but the above link has pics.

Plus - here is a great website that has a ton of links to free patterns.  You can find almost anything you're interested in...
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/hair_accessories.php
is the one for the hair accessories...

but the link for the main page to get just about anything is:
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/index.php
Love this site...



 
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Stitchboard Admin message #8
Re: Looking for a headband pattern
January 5, 2010 at 11:22:41 PM
 
Thanks dlowe for the links...they're incredible!  I do like the one from about.com...and the one from kidsknits appeals, too!  Smiley

I want it to use this as an earwarmer, mostly...LOL, but also to keep my hair out of my eyes while clearing out snow.  I've tried to put it up in a ponytail, but those renegade hairs keep escaping and getting in my eyes, making it hard to see while working.  (I'd also be wearing the same headband indoors for warmth.)  I currently have a kind of crappy store-bought polar fleece headband, but there's a seam on it that irritates my ear...apparently it has a bit of a "princess and the pea" thing going on, LOL.  Grin


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Re: Looking for a headband pattern
January 5, 2010 at 11:24:27 PM
 
Charlene,

Quote:

Just in case you know of any, I'm searching for a hooded scarf pattern for a midgauge or bulky machine.  Know of any?


Would you be able to convert a hand knitting pattern?  I don't know of any machine knitting ones, but have seen some for hand knitting.  Smiley


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