This weeks post is a little different to my usual crochet, I have been going between knitting an crochet for the last few weeks. When my friend asked for a spring inspired headband the twist style headbands stood out. There are many variations of the twist headband. I wanted to make one that helped learn new stitches. This pattern is great to build confidence with the knit through back loop stitch. I love how each of these ribs look like the petals on lavender stalks.
DK weight Yarn, preferably cotton. I used Starburst Yarn by Lincraft. Amount needed is given in the sizing table.
Gauge: 32 stitches by 17 rows is 3.75” wide by 3” tall.
2 Stitch Markers
To make this pattern you will need to be able tocast on, Knit, Purl and cast off
Knit Through Back Loop [KTBL]: insert needle from right to left through the loop, on the back side of the needle. Wrap yarn around needle and pull loop through.
A tutorial of the knit through the back loop for reference.
Instructions are given in Baby[Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult]
Foundation: Cast on 26[ 28, 30, 32,32] Stitches
R1: *KTBL1, P1 * Repeat across.
R2” *P1, KTBL1* Repeat across
Repeat R1 and R2 until the body length matches the sizing table.
- Mark the centre stitch of each end of the body.
- With wrong sides facing outwards, fold one side around the other with the stitch marker on the corner.
- Fold the remaining side around. Use the stitch markers to pin in place.
- Sew through all 4 layers of the headband. Weave in ends.
- Turn inside out. The headband is complete.
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