Hippie: a lacy headband

Whenever I have a bad hair day, I like to use headbands to tame the mess. Hippie is a headband with a simple lace pattern made with a variegated ribbon yarn.

You can knit it long enough to tie in the back, or knit a shorter version and sew the ends together.

Hippie - Haarband

deutsch German pattern (deutsche Anleitung)



With US 10 (6 mm) needles in stockinette stitch: 12 stitches = 4″ (10cm)


You can find a list of the abbreviations used in this pattern at the bottom of the page.


With US 10 (6 mm) needles, cast on 100 stitches.

Rows 1 and 2: purl all stitches.

Row 3: k1, *YO, sl1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 4: Purl all stitches.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 five more times.

Next two rows: purl all stitches.

Bind off all stitches.

Haarband - Nahaufnahme


Weave in the ends with a darning needle.

Place a damp kitchen towel on the headband and steam it gently with an iron on low-middle heat to open up the lace.



k: knit
p: purl
sl1: slip one stitch knitwise
psso: pass slipped stitch over the previously knit stitch
YO: yarn over (wrap the yarn once around the right needle; this creates a new stitch)