The Iva Headband is a double knit design, that widens as the knitting progresses to keep wind away from the ears thus keeping the wearer warm. The pattern uses simple decreases and increases. Use a super soft merino yarn and complete the perfect winter headband!
Knitting loom: Basic Loom Knitting Kit Loom, (Oval small loom with 32 pegs.) Any of the other KB knitting looms set to a knitting board can be used for this pattern.
Yarn: Approx 50 yards of worsted weight yarn. Malabrigo Worsted in Natural (white headband) and Gina by Plymouth Yarn Company (3 tone headband) were used in samples. 4, 12 inch pieces of contrasting color yarn (to hold stitches)
Size: It is approx 17 inches in length, due to the elasticity of knitted fabric, the headband fits well in heads up to 21 inches in circumference. At widest point, it is 4 inches.
Pattern notes: Please follow the links to see diagrams on the special techniques used in this pattern. The headband is worked in double knit, using the stockinette stitch. Increases are used at the beginning of the headband to widen it, then decreases are used to make it less wide.
Using the Figure 8 cast on 4 sts. *Work 4 rows in stockinette stitch. Inc 1 st at each end by moving last st out one peg*. (6 sts) Rep from * to * until there are 14 sts on the loom Work 10 rows in stockinette stitch.
Divide the board in half, 7 sets of sts on each side. Side A and Side B.
You will work on half of the board at a time, Side A first then Side B.
On the side with the working yarn, work 14 rows in stockinette stitch.
Removal 1: Using the two pieces of scrap yarn and tapestry needle, carefully, remove the first seven 7 sts from one side and leave them on the piece of scrap yarn. Remove the 7 sts from the opposite side to a second piece of scrap yarn.
Cut working yarn and join to Side B.
Work 14 rows in stockinette stitch. (Headband will look like picture 1 below).
Removal 2: Using 2 pieces of scrap yarn, carefully, remove the first seven 7 sts from one side and leave them on the piece of scrap yarn. Remove the 7 sts from the opposite side to a second piece of scrap yarn. (see picture 2)
All the stitches are now off the knitting loom. It is time to cross all the stitches. (see picture 3)
Without twisting the stitches, simply slide all the stitches from Side A to Side B (see picture 4 below).
Place stitches from side B on the pegs emptied at Removal 1. Place the stitches from side A, onto pegs emptied by Side B at removal 2.
Headband set up
All 14 sts are back on the knitting loom. Work 10 rows in stockinette stitch. *Dec 1 st at each end. Work 4 rows in stockinette stitch.* Rep from * to * until 4 sts remain on the loom. Bind off
Weave ends in.
Two option for closure:
Option 1: Simply overlap the cast on edge over bind off edge and sew in place. Add a button for decoration purposes.
Option 2: Crochet a 1 inch chain at the bind off edge. Attach a button about an inch from the cast on edge. Use the crochet chain as a button loop.
Boot cuffs or boot toppers, however, you want to call them, they are super popular right now. You can make your very own with your knitting looms. We give you two examples here, same pattern, two different looks. I will give 3 different sizes, follow the one that best fits the top of your calf.
Knitting Loom: All-n-One knitting loom
Yarn: Approx 100 yards of yarn needed for a pair. Cable sample used Knit Picks Chroma worsted, Ribbed example shown in City Tweed Aran.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry.
Gauge: 10 sts x 20 rows= 2 inches in rib stitch (tested with the Chroma Worsted)
Pattern notes: Three sizes provided, S, M, L to fit the following top calf measurements 14 (16, 18). The knit stitch was used in the samples, using the e-wrap stitch will provide a much larger item. The ribbing allows for the boot cuff to stretch nicely over the boot. Special note should be taken with cotton yarns as this type of yarn doesn’t have any inherent elasticity. It is imperative to bind off loosely.
TW=Twist for the mock cable. Over 2 pegs–skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Knit peg 2. Remove stitch from peg 2 and hold it. Knit stitch from peg 1. Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Place stitch that you are holding on peg 1.
Using the ewrap method cast on 48 (52, 56).
Rnds 1-24 (1-26, 1-28): *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: p to the end of row
**Next rnd: *p2, k2; rep from * to end of rnd
Next rnd: *P2, TW; rep from * to the end of rnd. **
Rep from ** to **: 11 (12, 13) more times (for a total of 24 (26, 28 rounds ).
Bind off loosely.
Weave ends in.
You can wear the boot cuffs with the ribbing on the outside or the cables towards the outside.
Loving the latest nonchalant style in hats, a soft slouchy look that provides you with a sense of softness and youthfulness. Jordyn’s Slouchy Hat is named after my beautiful model who provides the hat with the perfect attributes.
Pattern Information Knitting Loom: All-n-One Knitting loom, using 102 pegs.
Yarn: 160 yards of main color in worsted weight yarn. About 20 yards of 6 different color worsted weight yarn (20 yards of each). Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Wonderland Heather was used for main color. Knit Picks City Tweed Aran in Lemon Curd, Tahitian Pearl, Jacquard, Cobalt, Orca and Obsidian were used for contrasting colors.
Notions: knitting tool, measuring tape
Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows=4 inches. Row gauge is not important as you can knit more rows. Stitches per inch is of importance.
K=knit stitch P=purl stitch Cont=Continue CF2=Cable involving 2 stitches; cable leans to the left. How to: Skip peg 1 with yarn towards the back of the peg. Knit peg 2. Place stitch from peg 2 on cable needle (or simply hold it with your fingers. Take yarn to the front of peg 1. Knit peg 1. Place stitch from peg 1 on peg 2. Place stitch that you are holding on the empty peg 1.
A=Swish Worsted in Wonderland B=City Tweed Aran in Cobalt C= City Tweed Aran in Orca D= City Tweed Aran in Jacquard E= City Tweed Aran in Tahitian Pearl F= City Tweed Aran in Lemon Curd G= City Tweed Aran in Obsidian
Pattern notes: Hat is worked in the flat for the brim and then in the round for the body of the hat. Tassels are worked separately and added after hat is complete. When you have to pick up A to continue working with it, simply carry the yarn up, behind the work. (See photo)
Cast on should go from Right to Left direction. Using A, cast on 102 sts with the yarn over cast on, prepare to work a flat panel. Row 1: *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: As row 1.
Row 3: *CF2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, CF2
Row 4: As row 1
Rep Rows 3 and 4: 7 more times.
Next 5 rows: k to the end of row.
Join B, do not cut A.
From this point on, work in the round.
Next round: with B, knit to the end of the round. Next 4 rounds: with B, purl to the end of round.
Cut B, cont with A.
Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round
Join C, do not cut A. Next round: with C, knit to the end of the round. Next 4 rounds: with C, purl to the end of round.
Cut C, cont with A.
Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round Join D, do not cut A. Next round: with D, knit to the end of the round. Next 4 rounds: with D, purl to the end of round.
Cut D, cont with A.
Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round Join E, do not cut A. Next round: with E, knit to the end of the round. Next 4 rounds: with E, purl to the end of round.
Cut E, cont with A.
Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round Join F, do not cut A. Next round: with F, knit to the end of the round. Next 4 rounds: with F, purl to the end of round.
Cut F, cont with A.
Next 5 rounds: with A, k to the end of round Join F, do not cut A. Next round: with G, knit to the end of the round. Next 4 rounds: with G, purl to the end of round.
Cut G, cont with A.
Next 8 rounds: with A, k to the end of round Bind off with gather removal method. Steam block.
Tassels (Make 2) Cut 12 lengths of yarn (choose the colors you like the most), about 40 inches long each piece. Hold them all together at mid length (about 20 inches) Using a crochet hook, pass the crochet hook through one of the stitches at the sides of the hat. Make a slip knot with the tassel so the knot ends up as close to the brim of the hat as possible. You should have 24 strands of yarn. Divide the yarn strands into three groups of 8. Make a braid with the three groups of 8. Once the braid reaches desired length finish the braid with a slip knot. Clip the remainder of the yarn strands to an even length, leaving about 1 inch of length at the end of the knot. Repeat for the tassel.
I love small projects, they give me a sense of satisfaction in the midst of an ever moving world. Create hundres of this to decorate around this holiday season, or simply to use them as small companions to holiday presents.
Materials Loom: Loom with 12 pegs in large gauge. Sample was knit with Flower Loom (orange loom) by ProvoCraft. Pattern can be created on another loom with a different gauge but size will vary according the gauge of the knitting loom.
Yarn: Aprox., 30 yards of bulky weight wool. Sample was knit with Lion Brand Thick & Quick
Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry/yarn needle, size G crochet hook
Gauge: 12sts x 16 rows=4 inches
Size: 4 inches x 2 inches
Entire pattern is worked in stockinette stitch (knit every row). Worked clockwise around the loom (from right to left). Yarn should be by first peg (on the right side).
Special Instructions: Wrap: lift the loop that is currently on the peg, take working yarn to the inside of the loom, wrap the peg in counterclockwise direction if peg is on the left side, wrap the peg in a clockwise direction if peg is on the right side. Place the loop back on the peg. Leave the peg with both loops on it and continue as pattern directs.
Abbreviations: K=knit (upside down purl, or flat stitch) P=purl Sts=stitches rnd: round (all the way around the loom) row=flat knitting (knit back and forth from peg A to peg B, then from peg B to A)
Cast on 12sts, join to work in the round
Cuff Rnd 1-3: *k1d, p1: rep from *to the end of round
Thumb (worked flat on pegs 1-4) On pegs 1-4: Work 10 rows in knit stitch
Next: work 10 rounds in knit stitch
Bind off: Remove with gather removal method.
Assembly: sew the thumb sides closed
Loop: with hood and beginning yarn tail, work 15 chains. Close the loop by securing the unattached end to the mitt.
Weave ends in. Block if needed. Make one hundred more using all your left over yarns ;).