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Stitch a Livlove Headband with Wet Coast Wools
Gauge - 12 sts = 4 inches /flexible, any bulky weight yarn will work Dif culty - Advanced/Beginner
Abbreviations
BO – bind off
CO – cast on
dpn - double pointed needles
k – knit
k2tog - knit 2 together
Kfb - knit in front and back of the stitch
p – purl
p2tog - purl 2 together
RS - right side
st(s) – stitches
St st – stockinette stitch ( knit 1 row, purl 1 row) WS - wrong side
2 Strand Braid
4 Strand Braid

The LIVLOVE Headband is knit flat in a rib stitch pattern.

This pattern is great for advanced-beginner knitters who are looking to make a stylist headband. The finished band fits heads approximately 20-22 inches around. Thinner version measures 2.5” wide and thicker version measures 3.5” wide.

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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Livlove Headband - Step 1
    Step 1

    CO 6 (8) sts with a provisional cast on. Increase Row: Kfb all sts. 12 (16) sts total
    Rib Pattern:
    RS: k2(3), p2(2), k4(6), p2(2), k2(3) WS: p2(3), k2(2), p4(6), k2(2), p2(3)
    Starting on WS, repeat until piece measusres 7.5” to 8” long.
    With the first 6(8) sts only work, RS: k2(3), p2(2), k2(3) WS: p2(3), k2(2), p2(3) until piece measures 5” long, cut yarn. Go back to 6(8) other sts, and repeat rib until piece measures 5” long, cut yarn. Once both pieces are made, braid them as desired and put all sts back onto one needle RS facing up. Knit original rib pattern for 8” ( from where cables were re-attached to end).
    2 Strand Braid
    With the first 3(4) sts only, knit 3(4) sts in Stst (put remainding sts on st holder) until piece measures 5” long, cut yarn. Go back to 9(12) other sts, attach yarn and knit 3(4) sts in Stst until piece measures 5” long, cut yarn. Repeat for all pieces and braid them as desired and put all sts back onto one needle RS facing up. Knit original rib pattern for 8” ( from where cables were re-attached).
    3 or4 Strand Braid
    Decrease Row: * k2tog, ssk* repeat till the end. 6(8)sts
    Pull out the 6(8) live sts and put them on a 3rd needle. BO with a 3 needles bind off. Weave in all ends while using them to tack in the braid as desired.
    TIP: I like using the crochet chain provisional cast-on. Try to use some scrap yarn in the same thickness as your chunky yarn. This will make it easier to get everything started.

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