High Desert Headband
A knit headband is small enough to fit in a spare bag or pocket and cozy enough to add a bit of warmth to your head on a hike or adventure around town. HIGH DESERT HEADBAND is a great project for practicing knit cables and showing off a bold color. A tied closure allows for an adjustable fit. The tapered shape is created with simple increases and decreases.
NOTE: This pattern is written, not charted, and includes detailed pictures for how to work the cable row.
1 ball of High Desert Worsted by Knit Picks, 100% USA Grown Shaniko Wool, 217 yd / 198 m per 100 g or similar worsted weight yarn (approximately 40 g required) www.knitpicks.com
Sample shown in colorway Wildfire, 80.3 yd / 73.4 m, 37 g
GAUGE & NEEDLES
20 stitches & 29 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch knit flat, blocked
US 7 / 4.5 mm or size needed to get gauge either straight or circular (minimum overall length: 9” / 23 cm for straight needles, or 16” / 40 cm for circular)
Length including ties: 46.5” / 116 cm
Center section length: 22.5” / 56 cm
Width at center: 3.5” / 9 cm
2 cable needles
Yarn support: Knit Picks (www.knitpicks.com)
Tech editing: Lili Bowers
Test knitting: Cathy A., Kim C-G., Rachel C., Ellie F., Rebecca F., Erin L., & Mary M