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High Desert Headband

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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)

Sample shown in colorway Wildfire, 80.3 yd / 73.4 m, 37 g


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

Tapestry needle


Yarn support: Knit Picks (

Tech editing: Lili Bowers

Test knitting: Cathy A., Kim C-G., Rachel C., Ellie F., Rebecca F., Erin L., & Mary M

You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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