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.
- 50g Bora Lux by Lana Grossa in red/orange/pink (79% microfiber, 21% polyamide – yardage 115m/50g) –> discontinued
- substitue yarn: any ribbon yarn that’s about 1cm wide.
- US 10 (6 mm) knitting needles
- a darning needle
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.
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.
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)