How to Knit a Headband with a Fair Isle Snowflake Pattern
This headband allows you to try different patterns and experiment with color combinations while knitting a simple rectangle. For project, work in the round following the snowflake motif chart and changing colors as indicated.
Here are the materials and vital statistics for this project:
Measurements: 21 inches x 3 inches
Yarn: 100% Peruvian highland wool, 164 yards per 1.76 ounces (50 grams)
Color A: Light Gray (or color of your choice), 1 ball
Color B: Light Pink (or color of your choice), 1 ball
Color C: White (or color of your choice), 1 ball
Needles: One 16-inch size US 5 (3-1/2 mm) circular needle or dpns to work in the round
Other materials: Stitch marker, yarn needle to weave in ends
Gauge: 24 stitches per 4 inches in stockinette stitch (6 stitches per 1 inch)
Create your headband:
Using Color A, cast on 112 sts. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round, and then join to work in the round.
Start with 4 rounds of garter stitch to give the headband a nice border edge. Remember, garter stitch in the round is a combination of 1 purl (or knit) row followed by 1 knit (or purl) row.
For the body of the headband, work in stockinette stitch. Knit 2 rounds even and follow the chart in Figure 13-10 for the snowflake motif. Keep the background stitches in Color A throughout, but work the motif stitches as follows:
Rounds 1–4: Color B
Rounds 5–9: Color C
Rounds 10–13: Color B
Knit 2 rounds even in Color A.
Work 3 rounds in garter stitch and bind off.
Finishing: Weave in loose ends and block gently with steam.Snowflake Fair Isle chart.