{FREE} Seed Stitch Twist Headband Knitting Pattern

What yarn can I use to knit a twisted headband?

Whatever you have in your stash! This is a great stash busting project. It takes less than half of a skein of most yarns. Making it a great instant gratification project too!


What size of needles do I need?

That depends on the yarn you choose. Start with the recommended size on the package and then size up if it’s too tight of a stitch {if it feels hard} and size down if the stitch is too loose {if you can see through it}. This requires a little bit of trial and error. You don’t need a large swatch, just enough to get the feel of a nice squishy stitch.


How wide do I make my headband?

It depends… what style are you going for? Maybe a wide one for the messy bun look or a narrow one for a light spring look. In other words, you might want several in different widths to match the season or your mood. ;)


How long do I make my headband?

For this twist style of headband you want it to fit comfortably around your head without any stretch, before you create the twist. So, keep in mind that it shrinks up a bit once you seam the ends together and twist it.


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About:

Available Sizes: One
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Beginner & Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
Bonus: Video


Techniques:

Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit & Purl Stitches
Clean Edge {Advanced Beginner}


Materials:

Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yardage: 45 – 50 yards {41 – 46 meters}
Suggested Yarn: We Are Knitters Petite Wool
Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Knitting Needles


Details:

Measurements: 5″ wide x 8 1/2″ {13cm x 22cm}
Gauge: 13.5 STS & 22 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 1.2oz {35g}


Notes:

Not reversible.
CO edge is the width.
Knit using the seed stitch.
Model head circumference is 21 1/2″, the headband measured 18″ before the twist.


Beginner Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO 17 STS
Row 1 {WS}: *P1, K1* P1
Repeat row 1 for 18″, or until desired length, BO in pattern


Advanced Beginner Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO 17 STS
Row 1 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P1, K1* P1, WYIF S1PW
Row 2 {RS}: K1TBL *P1, K1* P1, K1TBL
Repeat rows 1-2 for 18″, or until desired length, BO in pattern


To end {Beginner & Advanced Beginner}:

Twist:

Bring the bottom corner of the BO edge to the center of the CO edge, fold the top corner of the BO edge to meet the bottom corner of the BO edge, with the CO edge sandwiched in-between, fold the outside CO corner to meet the sandwiched CO corner and then seam all 4 layers together. Seam it twice for extra strength.

Weave in ends.
No blocking necessary.


Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
WYIF – with yarn in front


Gauge:


How to Knit a Twist in a Headband?

Bring the bottom corner of the BO edge to the center of the CO edge, fold the top corner of the BO edge to meet the bottom corner of the BO edge, with the CO edge sandwiched in-between. Fold the outside CO corner to meet the sandwiched CO corner and then seam all 4 layers together. Seam it twice for extra strength. If that seems like a puzzle to figure out, you can watch the video below :)


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