Katarina Cabled Headband

by Laura on January 29, 2014


Are your ears cold? If you live anywhere that has been swept up in The Dread Polar Vortex, I’ll bet your answer is YES! In an effort to stay as warm as possible, we’ve had lots of customers looking for a turban style cabled headband. It’s a good alternative option for keeping warm without the hat head!


Craig came to the rescue & whipped up the Katarina Cabled Headband in 2 yarns: Debbie Bliss Riva & Berroco’s Kodiak. Riva is a 70% wool/30% acrylic with a slow striping effect. Kodiak is a fluffy 61% alpaca, 24% nylon, 15% wool. Both are chunky, lightweight, super soft blends that won’t itch your forehead and will keep your ears toasty!

Knit in a simple rib with one big cable at the center front, this pattern will take no time at all and keep your ears warm and your hairdo cute!

Please enjoy our free pattern and stay warm!


Small (Medium, Large)
18 (20, 22) inch head circumference

3.5 inches wide, 17 (19, 21) inches around.

Note: Headband is intended to fit snugly. For a custom fit, hold around head before binding off to test comfort.

Debbie Bliss Riva or Berroco Kodiak (61% baby alpaca, 24% nylon, 15% merino wool; 125 yards/ 50 grams): 1 ball.

US10.5 straight or 24-inch circular needle.
Darning needle.

Cast on 16 stitches.

K1, P1 for 8 (9, 10) inches rounds.

Slip first 8 sts to cable needle and hold in front. Work last 8 sts in pattern. Work 8 sts from cable needle.

Continue K1, P1 until piece measures 17 (19, 21) inches from cast on edge.

Bind off in pattern, leaving a 10-inch tail. Use mattress stitch to join cast on and bind off edge.

Weave in ends and enjoy!

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