Smidge Headband


I confess – I’ve been bad this week.  I haven’t gotten out to run.  But in my defense, I have been struck down by a few things, from insomnia to a migraine – it’s been one helluva week, at any rate.  I intend to get out first thing in the morning for a solid hour long run, though – I’m in dire need of a good run!!

Smidge Headband

Ever have just a teensy bit of leftover variegated sock yarn that you just HATE to toss out?  Maybe you’ve added enough of your leftovers to your sock yarn blanket already or you have a tiny bit leftover that won’t quite make a new square on it?    You’ve got a smidge of yarn left – around 40 yds?  Here you go!


Yarn:  40 yards (or 8 grams) fingering weightsmidge
Needles:  Size 4 (3.5mm)

Cast on 11 with preferred cast on method.

Knit 4 rows in garter, then begin stitch pattern:

Row 1:  K2, YO, K2, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K2, YO, K2
Row 2:  K2, P7, K2

Continue in stitch pattern until the headband is nearly long enough to wrap around your head at the desired point – leave at least 1 inch of space.

Knit 3 rows & cast off:  knit 1, * slip the stitch back to left needle & K2tbl.  Repeat from * until all stitches are cast off, leaving a long tail.

Use the tail to sew the ends together (be careful not to end up with a mobius!).  Block your headband, but block hard widthwise, not lengthwise – else it might end up being too loose when you wear it!



So I finished my blues shawl Tuesday night in one of my insomniac fits.  Wednesday I had the migraine, so wasn’t capable of doing too much – hence my Smidge Headband!  :D  I’m returning back to my sock pattern, hoping the teensy bit of designing the headband has cleared my head & gotten my creativity flowing again.  :D

Today’s Ravelry Search

SO!  May I just say…  ZOMG I LOVE CASEY SO FREAKING MUCH FOR THE INCREDIBLY AWESOME NEW SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY!!!  A-hem.  Sorry for shouting, but I have been wanting these improvements to the search feature for so long now & I am over the moon at how fantastic it is!!  Woo HOO!  :D

Did I ever have fun putting together a search for today with it!  ;)  Casey – you ROCK!

* Cute! And the hat isn’t bad either. ;) Seriously – I love snowboarders’ hats, they are always so fun!

* Hmm, a guitar strap! I might find myself making one some day, the manlets are getting ready to start learning guitar! ;)

Whoa. This hat? GORGEOUS! I have no where to wear a hat like it, but that doesn’t stop me from totally loving it!!

* Very nice socks – classy, simple, elegant. Love ’em!

I always find something I love in Twist Collective – this sweater is just lovely!

* I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I totally LOVE Crochet Kitten’s designs, this blanket included! :)

Wow!! Stunning bit of lace & bead work, this.

* Cute little bag, I like it!

This jacket looks really intriguing – I wish there were more pics of it!

* Vintage Rocks Baby – hmmm… yes indeed, I think I just might know a baby girl I could knit this one for… ;)

* Free Pattern

Happy Thursday, everyone!

About H3Dakota

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9 Responses to Smidge Headband

  1. Amy says:

    I love the new search! It’s so awesome. Did you participate in the search party? I really wanted to win the Namaste prize.

    What were you searching for that got these patterns? Sometimes, I can kind of tell (like last week – goth), but I can’t this week.


    • H3Dakota says:

      I did participate in the search party – it was fun! I joined a bit late so didn’t get through too many of them. :)

      This week: Rock! Because, you know, Casey ROCKS! Hee!


  2. peony67 says:

    Cute headband! And, as always great selection .


    • H3Dakota says:

      :D Thanks!! I’ve knit up a bunch of them now, they are going into my sister’s advent calendar for the holiday this year.


  3. susetheslowknitta says:

    cute headband, and hope all the family has got over the lurgy!


  4. Françoise says:

    merci pour le motif du serre-tête, très joli, je vais le tricoter en Fabel Drops pour une ceinture…


  5. Floortje says:

    Hey there, thanks for sharing this lovely project. I am making one right now! I love the simple goodness of the pattern. May I just point out that your chart is missing two stitches? When I make the YO I have to make two knit stitches and then do the sk2p, right? But in the chart it shows only one knit stitch. However, the written explanation is clear enough to work it out! Lots of love from Belgium,


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