Folksy Headbands

Designer: Kristin Nicholas
Published: September 20, 2007
Technique: Charts – Colorwork, Embroidery
Skill Level: Intermediate

These colorful and unique Folksy Headbands are a wonderful delight this holiday season. They can make a warm addition to your wardrobe or the perfect gift.

Finished Size Fair Isle headband: 22" head circumference. Garter and embroidered headbands: 23" head circumference.

Yarn Nashua Handknits Julia (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% mohair; 93 yd [85 m]/50 g): #2163 golden honey (A) #5185 spring green (B) #2083 magenta (C) #2250 French pumpkin (D) #6416 midnight blue (E) Garter Ridge headband: B, D, E, 1 skein each; Embroidered headband: B, C, D, E, 1 skein each; Fair Isle headband: A, B, C, D, E, 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Needles Embroidered and Fair Isle headbands—Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 16" circular (cir). Garter headband—size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge Garter headband: 4 sts and 10 rows = 1" in garter st on size 7 needle in the rnd. Embroidered headband: 4½ sts and 10 rows = 1" in garter st on size 8 needle in the rnd. Fair Isle headband: 3¾ sts and 6¼ rows = 1" in St st on size 8 needle in the rnd.

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