Shown in Knit Picks Capra (85% merino/15% cashmere; 123 yds./112 m per 1.76 oz./50 g skein) in Caviar, one skein
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 in./10 cm in stockinette stitch
Sizes: to fit head circumference of 20-22 (22-24) in./51-56 (56-61) cm
The inspiration for this headband/ear warmer was a leftover skein of a cashmere-blend yarn that was too soft and pretty to toss back into the stash -- I wanted it to keep me warm!
Cashmears uses a faux I-cord edging and an usual cable that looks a bit like a chain. It knits up very quickly and is a fun challenge if you want to try something beyond a simple rope cable.
To knit this pattern, you will need to know how to:
- work flat (knit and purl),
- slip stitches,
- cable using a cable needle,
- increase purlwise (using m1 increases), and
- decrease (using p2tog).
- two cable needles
- yarn needle to weave in ends
- one 1 in./2.5 cm button
Finished dimensions: 2.25 in./5.5 cm wide and 22 (24.5) in./56 (62) cm long (laid flat; ends are overlapped a bit when worn)
Please note that while the recommended yarn is classified as a DK, I find that it knits up like a light worsted. Thus, yarns in either weight category will work well for this pattern.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited.