Katarina Cabled Headband

by Laura on January 29, 2014

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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!

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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!

KATARINA HEADBAND

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

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
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.

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

NEEDLES + NOTIONS
US10.5 straight or 24-inch circular needle.
Darning needle.

PATTERN
Cast on 16 stitches.

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

Cable
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!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

DIANNE January 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

A great project to knit while watching this Super Bowl this Sunday.
With the cold new england weather a great alternative to my hats!

Jenna S January 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Will you please add the pattern to the Ravelry database? I’d love to add it to my queue.

Craig February 8, 2014 at 11:37 am

Yes, we will. Glad you like it!

Jen G February 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Is this supposed to say 61 stitches? I’d love to think I could make a headband out of 16 but i think it’d only fit my finger!

Craig February 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Katarina is knit flat and seamed, so you only need 16 stitches to get the width we wanted. But you’re right, if it was knit in the round it would be much smaller!

Mary ferrazzi April 1, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I am in the process of starting your pattern for Katrina cabled headband and am wondering what size is the one pictured on the revelry website? Love the pattern & hope I can make it as a beginner! Thank you.

Laura April 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Hi Mary- Ours is 20″ around. If you can’t decide between 2 sizes, I would suggest choosong the smaller, as it will stretch a bit.
Have fun!

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