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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Trio of Headbands!

It's almost Halloween!  Schnapps loves to sit outside and see all the kids in their costumes.  To us, Halloween is always the 'kick-off' to the holidays......it seems like Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas is already less than 2 months away.

If you follow us, you know that we are trying to help the homeless this year too.  We made some headbands to donate and Schnapps wanted to share the patterns with you.  Really, they are just short hats without the crown decreases, but here are three different ones that can be made in any yarn, any color and made either cinched or not depending on your preference.  

We hope you like these.  They are perfect to use with those partial skeins that are left over from other projects.  Feel free to use the patterns to make gifts for this holiday season, but please be sure to make a few to donate to those in need also.


Join us in making a difference....one hat at a time!
 If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!


Schnapps in his thermal pj's!

A TRIO OF HEADBANDS 
You will need between 25 to 40 yards of 6 weight yarn on size 13 needles.  Other yarn weights are explained below.
Braided Hope Headband

Braided Hope Headband:

                            Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Rows 1, 2 & 4: *p2, k2*; repeat around
Row 3: *p2, k2tog but do not drop stitches off  LH needle, knit the 1st stitch again, then drop both*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until the piece measures  between 3 and 4 inches or longer is you wish.  Bind off all stitches knit-wise.

Karmic Kuddles Headband

Karmic Kuddles Headband:

                  Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Row 1: *k1, s1pw, k1, yo, pass slipped stitch over the k1 and the yo, k1*; repeat around

Row 2: knit all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until the piece measures  3 to 4 inches in length.  Bind off all stitches knit-wise. 


Inspiration Headband

Inspiration Headband

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:  *p1, k1*; repeat around


Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until the piece is 3 to 4 inches in length.  Bind off all stitches knit-wise.
 
 All headbands can be left plain or cinched.  To cinch, simply take a few yards of yarn and wind it tightly around a small section of the headband.  Secure tightly and weave in ends.

You can make the headbands wider for extra warmth.  Simply knit more rows.

All headbands are knit using multiples of 4.  If you want to make the band smaller, decrease the number of cast on stitches by increments of 4.  If you want to make the band larger, increase the number of cast on stitches by increments of 4.

To use 4- weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 80 stitches.

To use 5-weight yarn, use size 11 needles and cast on 64 stitches.

To use 3-weight yarn, use size 6 needles and cast on 96 stitches.




 

7 comments:

  1. Can you share the type of yarn and size needles you used for the inspiration headband?

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  2. It is stated above: You will need between 25 to 40 yards of 6 weight yarn on size 13 needles. Other yarn weights are explained below.

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  3. Love your headbands - very pretty and Schnapps is adorable!! Thanks for sharing...
    http://prettyknittingpatterns.weebly.com

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  4. Love your headbands - very pretty and Schnapps is adorable!! Thanks for sharing...
    http://prettyknittingpatterns.weebly.com

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  5. Pretty cool.



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  6. Really like Schnapps patterns! Where did you get his thermal pajamas? I have a 16 year old little one with oral melanoma that I think he would appreciate in the cool, damp weather. Thank you in advance

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      :)

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