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The headband pattern is here!


I am always so excited when I can finally unveil a new pattern that I’ve been working on, and this is no exception. I came up with this idea and made the first prototype when I was supposed to be getting my house ready for Christmas company. So, it’s been a while in the making.

I think it’s fun to give you a little background on the things I do, but if you are in a hurry and just want the pattern details, thankyouverymuch, you can get them right here.

Ok, for those of you still with me, shall I tell you a story?

Once upon a time, my sister-in-law showed me a headband pattern on Pinterest, and mentioned, to no one in particular, that if somebody wanted to make this for her for Christmas, she’d be fine with that. Being the only knitter in the room at the time, I took the hint, found the pattern online and made a few of them. A prototype for me, a gray one for my sister-in-law, and a beige one for my mother-in-law. Like so:

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They were happy with their gifts, and so, mission accomplished! But I have to admit, the knitter in me wasn’t really thrilled with the headbands.

I didn’t like the way the decreases looked going down the middle, and thought it might be nicer to decrease at the edges instead.

I didn’t care for the crocheted edge, and thought I could include an edging that was worked at the same time as the rest of the headband.

And I thought maybe a few rows of cables might be a nice substitute for the flower. And so I whipped this up:

13 headband

Compare, if you will:

13 headbands

I liked it. And I thought maybe some of you would too. So I scribbled down the pattern, and waited for Christmas to be over.

Safely into January, I decided that maybe that pattern should also include options for newer knitters, or people who felt intimidated by cables and increases/decreases.

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And then I decided that there should also be an option for loom knitters.

And then I decided that I would hold off on the loom knitter option until I had thought it through better (which I now have… stay tuned loomy folks, I think you’re going to like where this is going).

And then three lovely people tested my three patterns for me (thank you, Anne-Marie, Kathi, and Yanik!)

And finally I unleashed it into the world (that would be today, in fact).

I hope you like it!

Over the course of the next week, I will be adding Nook and Kindle versions. The PDF version is available right now.  Go forth and toastify those chilly ears of yours!

P.S. Thank you!!

P.P.S. You can queue it up on Ravelry here.

P.P.P.S. I started a new Polka Dot Cottage Ravelry group! Check it out here.


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10 thoughts on “The headband pattern is here!

  1. Very cute Lisa! I’ve always had a soft spot for headbands.

    1. Me too, and yet, I really don’t like the way they look on me (any headband, not these in particular). I probably won’t even be keeping these samples. Maybe I should have a giveaway 🙂

  2. It is taking a great deal of self control to wait to start this project until AFTER I’ve finished the Lakeside Forest Blanket. I’ll have to put this in my Ravelry queue with a note to “reward” myself with the pattern and some yarn when I finished the hexagon blanket.

    1. I seem to have some kind of power over your Ravelry queue. How fun for me! Muhahahaha! (evil laughter…)

      1. You do! It’s delightful. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  3. Really cute! Unfortunately I am not a knitter. Wish it was crochet! Maybe I’ll be able to do the loom version. Love your website!

    1. Thanks, Cookie 🙂 I hope to have some time this weekend to play around with a loomed version. Stay tuned!

  4. Hello, I’m very new to knitting and I started familiarizing myself to it with a round loom, would I be able to do the earwamer (earwarmer trio) with a round loom? Thank you!

    1. Yes, the easiest version can be done on a loom. Actually, the other two versions can also be done on a loom, but the technique is a little more advanced.

      I actually have a blog post (with a video) written up to explain how to change a regular knitting pattern into a loom knitting pattern, and I use the headband as an example. It should help you!

  5. I just got the Martha Stewart Loom as a gift from a coworker, I had been searching for the perfect thing to do as my first project and tada! It’s your headband. It has started off lovely (I found you on yt). And I’m so very excited to finish it. I also LOVE that you have a post telling me how to translate patterns. One more question, I have actually bent the end of my knit tool, are the ones you make stronger? It will work for now but I love your clay ones and if I’m replacing, I’d like to upgrade.

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