Ever since I learned the linen stitch last winter, I’ve been eager to work it into another project. Low and behold, I created another headband. With fall quickly approaching, I’m back in the knitting game and excited for some cooler weather (I’ll regret saying that come December).
This summer I hoarded a lot of yarn at a warehouse near the cottage my family rents, including the two used in this project. Mint has been a trendy colour for a while now and it seems to still be going strong, and grey is my favourite shade, so I combo’d the two.
This patchy headband is one of my favourite creations thus far. Truthfully, when actually wearing it, it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea. I like representing my lifestyle wherever I go, so the crafty look doesn’t bother me. It would also look just as nice with alternating solid colours, stripes all the way through or one solid band—feel free to mix it up!
Grey & Mint Headband
Knit and Weave
- Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn in 2 colours (be sure both yarns are equal weight)
- Size 9 knitting needles
- Tapestry Needle
- K = Knit
- P = Purl
- Sl = Slip
Note: If followed exactly, the number of rows used fits quite large. Simply reduce the number of rows for a smaller headband.
Cast on 16 stitches
Basic linen stitch: *K1, sl 1 st with yarn in front, repeat from * to end of row. **P1, sl 1 st with yarn in back, repeat from ** to end of row
1: *Working in linen stitch, work in first colour for 12 rows
2: Add in second colour and work 14 alternating rows
3: Now working with the second colour only, complete another 12 rows
4: Add in the first colour and work 14 alternating rows
Repeat steps 1-4 2 more times (total of 3 groupings and 156 rows)
To add or reduce length, repeat steps 1 and 2 (82 rows total) or omit
Cast off on final row in linen stitch
Weave ends with a tapestry needle