diy: braided headband (free pattern!)

Just because it's winter doesn't mean your accessories have to be dreary. I love this knit braided headband because it keeps my ears nice and toasty whether I'm wearing my hair up or down. Even though this headband might look a little involved to a knitter who's just starting out, I promise that once you get the hang of using a cable needle, this pattern is a breeze. 
You will need:
- 1 skein of worsted weight yarn
- Size US 9 needles
- Cable needle
- Darning needle

1. Cast on 34 stitches 
2. Purl 3 rows
3. P2, K30, P2
4. Purl 1 row
5. Repeat rows 3 and 4 six times, ending with a purl row
6. Cable twist row: Purl 2. Slide the next 15 stitches onto your cable needle, holding in front. Knit 15 stitches from your left needle, then knit the 15 on the cable needle. Purl 2 from the left needle. 
7. Purl 1 row
8. Rep rows 3 - 7 (ending having worked a purl row) until the headband fits snugly around your head.
9. Purl 3 rows
10. Cast off
11. Sew purled ends together
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Contributor Post by: Hannah


  1. Hi!, Im from Argentina, and I love your blog!
    This is mine, is very new, and Im working hard in it.
    a biggg hug


  2. The headband looks so pretty on you!


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  4. wow I seriously wish that I was as creative as you!