Very simple cabled headband

Easy Cabled Headband for women

I made this headband for a fundraiser at my daughter’s school.  I like it because you can really make it any size, say a matching one for mom and daughter, and it will still look elegant.

Easy Cabled Headband for women Here is the woman’s version:

I got a sample of this yarn from Margaret at Mostly Merino when I was browsing her booth at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck. I was blown away when I started knitting with this sample, it’s a really beautiful, well designed yarn.

Yarn: Remnant (less than ½ a skein) Mostly Merino, navy.

Needles: Size 5, you can use circular, double pointed or straight

Gauge:  About 6 sts/in in pattern.  The width of the headband is 2 ¾” and the total length with 18 crossovers is 22”.


Cast on 18 sts.   (If you would like a wider headband, add extra seed stitches on each side.) Following the chart below, make 18 crossovers, for a headband approximately 22” long.   Try it on as you go along – you’ll want it to be tight, but not too tight or it will ride up, and not too loose since it will fall down. 

Easy cabled Headband for Women

A note on edge stitches: Start the row by slipping the 1st stitch knit-wise and purling the last stitch in every row.  This will create a nice braid effect on both edges.

Here is a video of the finished product:

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