Thursday, July 8, 2010

Flower & Leaf Headband

Make this adorable headband in a few color combinations. You'll look like a real ski bunny shushing down the slopes wearing this headband that matches your ski jacket!
They also make great gifts!

Size 8 (4.5 mm) 40cm circular needle

Two hanks of Debbie Bliss Aran Merino, Green and Pink

Gauge: 18 sts = 4inches

Headband: CO 76 st- Join in round.
Work 5 rows in Twisted rib - *Ktbl, p1* around.
Work 16 rows in St st- knit around.
Work 5 rows in Twisted rib.
26 rows total.
BO in Sewn-bind off.

Leaf (Make 2):
CO 3 sts. Work one set up row, purl all.
Row 1: K1, M1R, Ktbl, M1L, K1
Row 2 (and all even rows): Purl all.
Row 3: K2, M1R, Ktbl, M1L, K2
Row 5: K3, M1R, Ktbl, M1L, K3
Row 7: K4, M1R, Ktbl, M1L, K4
Row 9: K5, M1R, Ktbl, M1L, K5
Row 11: K6, Ktbl, K6
Row 13: K6, Ktbl, K6
Row 15: ssk, k4, k1tbl, k4, k2tog
Row 17: ssk, k3, k1tbl, k3, k2tog
Row 19: ssk, k2, k1tbl, k2, k2tog
Row 21: ssk, k1, ktbl, k1, k2tog
Rwo 23: ssk, ktbl, k2tog
Row 25: sl 1, k2tog, psso. Bind off last stitch.

CO 42 .
Work one set up row: k18, pm , k16, pm, k10
Row 1 (rs): Kfb to marker, sm, *K1, kfb* to marker, sm,* K2, kfb* to end. (20/24/24)
Row 2 and all even: Purl all.
Rep these two rows 2 more times.
Row 3: (40/36/32)
Row 5: ( 80/ 54/42)
BO loosely. Sew into a swirl, starting with the dense end first.
Stitch together, overlapping about ½ inch as it is sewn in a swirl. Sew flower and leaves to headband using whip stitch.

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