Thursday, June 29, 2006

Basketweave Headband

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Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% cotton, 2.5oz/70g, 120yds/109m) one ball in Sunshine
Two US7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle


20sts by 29rows = 4in (10cm) in basket weave pattern on US7 (4.5mm)

Finished Size:
1.75in (4.5cm) wide by 12in (30cm) long, plus 12in (30cm) of cord on each end

CO 3 sts on a dpn. Slide sts to opposite end of needle instead of turning and k3. Rep this rnd until you have 12in (30cm) of I-cord. The middle portion of the headband is worked back and forth (instead of sliding sts to other end).
Row 1: sl1, m1, k1, m1, k1 – 5 sts.
Row 2: sl1, p3, k1.
Row 3: sl1, m1, k3, m1, k1 – 7 sts.
Row 4: sl1, p5, k1.
Row 5: sl1, m1, k5, m1, k1 – 9 sts.
Basket Weave Pattern:
Row 1: sl1, p2, k3, p2, k1.
Row 2: sl1, k2, p3, k3.
Row 3: sl1, p2, k3, p2, k1.
Rep these 3 rows 24 more times.
Row 1: ssk, k5, k2tog – 7 sts.
Row 2: sl1, p5, k1.
Row 3: ssk, k3, k2tog – 5 sts.
Row 4: sl1, p3, k1.
Row 5: ssk, k1, k2tog – 3 sts.
Slide these 3 sts to other end of needle and k3. Rep this rnd until you have another 12in (30cm) of I-cord on this end. Cut yarn and use tapestry needle to thread tails into inside of I-cord.

Wrap headband around your head and tie it tight under your hair. Go show off your mad skills.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.


  1. Very pretty!!! Can't wait to make several to for me and friends.

    Thanks for sharing your pattern!

  2. This looks great!! I'm casting on tonight.

  3. Thanks for the pattern....I am also a Texas gal! My blog is Although it is not all about knitting...

    Thanks again, I found the pattern on Ravelry. :)


  4. Thank you Carissa!
    You ended my 20+ year search for the perfect hairband!!!

    From a fellow Raveler


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  6. Just what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you! I was looking for just such a pattern. Casting on today!

  8. Hi there, just wanting to know why you s1 first then knit? Is that to create a border/ why not just knit them all? (sorry, i'm a beginner and just figuring out why these things are done!)

  9. Slipping the first stitch and knitting the last stitch of every row just makes for a nice, clean edge.

  10. Thanks so much for this pattern. I have wavy hair naturally and this keeps in under control.

  11. A perfect project to whip out on my half-hour bus rides. Thank you.

  12. I would love to make this but I don't know what m1 means. There is also another pattern that says pm and I don't know what that means either.

    1. m1 = make 1, aka a lifted increase; pick up bar between the st just worked and the next st by inserting left needle under it from front to back, knit into back of this new stitch

      pm = place marker

      For these and all my other frequently used abbreviations, click here.

  13. i like this tutorial..its very useful....thanks for sharing it with us

    1. You're very welcome. Please let me know if you have any questions.