Snowy Pines Headband
This stitch pattern reminds me of pine cones dusted with freshly fallen snow, hence my choice of pattern name! Snowy Pines is a portable knitting project that will keep your interest as there is patterning on both sides of the work. It is well worth the effort, however, as a lovely and versatile headband will result.
The headband is grafted using Kitchener stitch. Don’t let this intimidate you. Really!!
This pattern also includes two photo tutorials:
- Crochet Provisional Cast-on
- Top to Bottom Kitchener grafting
The pattern directs you how to treat every single stitch in your graft. No guessing and no worries!
This pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the potential for error.
Headband fits an adult head size of approx 22” - 23.5” (55.9 cm – 59.7 cm). Additional sizes available by working more/fewer full pattern repeats.
26 sts/32 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in pattern stitch, unblocked.
US 6 (4 mm) needles
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Allow approx 107-113 yds (98-103 m) worsted weight yarn.
Sample knit using (1) 1.75 oz/50 gr (134 yds/122.5 m) skein of Quince & Co Lark (100% American wool) in Egret.
The headband is provisionally cast on and then worked flat. It is finished by joining the two ends with a Kitchener graft.
The headband wrap is worked in the same fashion.
- Knit and purl stitches
- Increase stitches - YO
- Decrease stitches - K2TOG, SSK, P2TOG, P2TOG TBL
- Provisional cast-on
- Kitchener grafting - top to bottom
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
Avoid highly variegated and/or excessively fuzzy yarn as it will obscure the delicate lace patterning.
- I9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook (for provisional cast-on)
- 50” (127 cm) scrap contrasting color worsted yarn (for provisional cast-on)
- 8” (20.3 cm) scrap contrasting color fingering weight or lighter yarn/thread (optional, for Kitchener lifeline)
- Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
- T-pins (optional, for blocking)
This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits. Please do not reproduce this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.