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Free Super Chunky Cable Headband Knitting Pattern

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This easy super chunky cable headband knitting pattern is ideal for anyone who is a beginner to cabling. That is because the cable part of the headband is only worked 3 times to make an attractive and stylish centrepiece. Very good for practising this wonderful knitting technique.

The chunky design is of course appealing also to veteran knitters too as it is a very fast knitting project and looks great. A wide and cosy ear warmer headband for yourself or for gifting, it is just lovely.

The design is part of the pattern leaflet 5 Super Chunky Headbands Knitting Pattern Collection which actually contains 7 designs and not 5 but hey not complaining about that over here!

So without further ado, here is the lovely knitting pattern for a cable centre headband. I think that more than 50g of yarn might be needed for any type other than Rico Essentials Super Super Chunky – that is a pretty lightweight and lofty yarn (very nice and pretty inexpensive, actually).

Cable Centre Headband Knitting Pattern

Materials Required

1 pair of 10mm needles

Approx 50g of Super Chunky Yarn (yarn used in photo is Rico Essentials Super Chunky)

Cable needle

Scissors and needle for sewing up

Abbreviations and Terminology 

K – knit

P – purl

C4B – slip 4 stitches onto a cable needle and place this to the back of the work. K the next 2 stitches which are on the knitting needle and then K the 2 stitches which are on the cable needle.  C4F – slip 2 stitches onto a cable needle and place this to the front of the work. K the next 2 stitches which are on the knitting needle and then K the 2 stitches which are on the cable needle.  

Tension Gauge 

Over 5cm in stocking stitch on 10mm needles – 5 stitches and 6 rows

Finished Measurements

Width approx 14cm and length 44cm.

Pattern

With 10mm needles cast on 12 stitches.

Follow this 2 row pattern until work measures 18cm from cast on edge, ending with a row 2.

  1. K
  2. K2, p8, k2

Now work the following 4 rows x 3 times (so 12 rows in total).

  1. K2, C4B, C4F, K2
  2. K2, P8, K2
  3. K
  4. K2, P8, K2

Now work the original 2 row pattern for another 18cm, or until headband reaches desired length.

Cast off in K.

Sew the two ends together and weave in all ends.

More lovely headband designs from the knitting leaflet 5 Super Chunky Headband Designs

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