This simple headband only uses about 35g of Pendle Chunky yarn, meaning you can get two out of a 100g skein - or you could make a pair of fingerless mitts out of the leftovers. My Langrigg pattern is ideal for this.
I’m aware that I look like a right eejit in a headband, but as someone on Facebook pointed out: better a warm eejit than a cold eejit! The thing is, I tie my hair up quite a lot (because actual hair styling isn’t part of my morning routine), but I still really need to wear something warm on my head for dog walking when I do. I’ve made a couple of headbands from other patterns and they’re lovely but a bit loose for my liking, so I thought let’s make one in chunky and make it a bit tighter so that it actually stays in place.
This is so easy you’ll be able to resize it or make your own adaptations.
To quite tightly fit a head circumference of 59 cm / 23 inches
Depth - 9cm / 3.5 inches
Eden Cottage Yarns Pendle Chunky (100% superwash merino; 100m/109yds per 100g skein)
Shown here in colourway A Murder Of Crows
Needles & accessories:
5.5mm (US 9) 40cm/16 inch circular needle
11 stitches by 11 rows in stocking stitch after blocking (ie stretched)
K - knit
P - purl
Using a cable or knitted-on cast on method, or your own preferred stretchy method, cast on 60 stitches.
Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.
Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning/end of the round.
Rounds 1 - 15: *K2, P2, repeat from * to the end of the round
Cast off loosely - you may want to use a needle a size or two bigger in order to do so.
Using the tapestry needle weave in the ends
Wash and block your headband - this allows the yarn to soften and bloom.