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A simple winter headband with a twist!
This easy-to-knit headband is braided and adorned with pretty buttons to create an elegant winter accessory that everyone will love.

Posted by natashaprice from Anchorage, Alaska, United States • Published See natashaprice's 7 projects »

You Will Need

2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (you’ll be knitting them together) OR one skein of bulky yarn
size US 10 double point needles
darning needle
three attractive buttons
needle and thread
straight pins
  • Step 1

    K2tog = knit 2 stitches together

  • Step 2

    Using two double point needles, cast on 24 stitches. Knit in seed stich (also called moss stitch) till piece measures 12 inches. I always slip the first stitch of each row to keep the edge even.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Chunky Braided Winter Headband - Step 3
    Step 3

    *Next row: seed stitch the first 8 stitches onto an empty double pointed needle. Work back and forth on this “leg” for 12 inches.
    Next row: k2tog, seed st. 3 stitches, k2tog
    Next row: K2tog, k2tog
    Bind off next row*

    Repeat * for each of the two remaining “legs” of the headband.

  • Step 4

    Weave in the first tail of yarn.

    Braid the three “legs” of the headband till there’s about 2 inches left at the ends. Pin the three ends to the beginning of the piece, creating the headband shape. Make sure the ends overlap the beginning of the piece so there’s a good amount of space for the size of your buttons.

  • Step 5

    Pin the braid in place. With the darning needle, secure each end in place using the tails from the “legs.”
    Turn headband inside out. With needle and thread, whipstitch parts of the braid so the “legs” are secure and don’t move or twist apart when stretched.

  • Step 6

    Sew on your buttons.

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