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lion brand® wool-ease® thick & quick® aspen knit headband

This cute headband works up so quickly you'll want to make one for everyone you know!
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

  • Finished Circumference: About 18" [45.5 cm], will stretch to fit a range of sizes
  • Finished Width: About 3" [7.5 cm]
GAUGE: 20 sts = about 4" [10 cm] over K1, p1 Rib; be sure to check your gauge.

NOTES:
  • Headband is worked in one piece.
  • At the center, the piece is divided and worked in 3 separate sections. These sections are braided, then rejoined to work in one piece to end.
  • Ends of piece are sewn together to make the Headband.

Step 2
INSTRUCTIONS:

HEADBAND:

Cast on 15 sts.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, slip the last st.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts to the last st, slip the last st.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Note: You will now separate the piece into 3 sections that you’ll work one at a time.
Next Row (RS): Knit the knits and purl the purls over 4 sts, slip next st.
Slip remaining 10 sts onto a holder to be worked later.

First Section

Continue on the 5 sts on your needle, knitting the knits and purling the purls on each row and slipping the last st, until first section measures about 12 in. (30.5 cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Cut yarn and slip these 5 sts onto a holder.

Second Section

Return 5 sts from the first holder to your needle and rejoin the yarn, ready to work a RS row.
Next Row (RS): Knit the knits and purl the purls over 4 sts, slip next st.
Continue on the 5 sts on your needle, knitting the knits and purling the purls on each row and slipping the last st, until second section measures same length as first section, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Cut yarn and slip these 5 sts onto a holder.

Third Section

Return the last 5 sts from the first holder to your needle and rejoin the yarn, ready to work a RS row.
Work as for second section.

Assembly

Lay piece onto a flat surface and separate the sections, 1, 2 and 3.
Braid the 3 sections together, end with the sections in the same position that they began, 1, 2, 3.
With the piece still on the flat surface, carefully return the sts in each section to your needle.
Join yarn so that you are ready to work a RS row across all sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts to the last st, slip the last st.
Rep Row 1 until piece measures about 18" [45.5 cm] from beginning.
Bind off loosely in rib.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

FINISHING:

With yarn tail threaded into blunt needle, sew cast-on end to bound-off end, being careful not to twist headband.
Weave in ends.
Step 3

ABBREVIATIONS:

K =
Knit
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side

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