Forget the Summer of Love baby….

First and foremost the obligatory blogthing quiz results:

Your Inner European is Irish!

Sprited and boisterous!
You drink everyone under the table.
Who’s Your Inner European?

So, I sat around needing a project this past weekend and decided to knit a headband. Why? Why not? So I delved into the mysteries of yarn overs and k2tog’s and came up with this …. The Summer Of Luck Headband (because the design looks like four leaf clovers to me when blocked within an inch of its life, but not so much when you wear it… go fig):
The pattern is thus:

Summer Of Luck Headband

size 7 straight knitting needles (I used 2 DPNs so it could be a pocket project)
One of those wee skeins of Peaches & Cream cotton from Walmart ( I used ‘faded denim” or something, it was the blue varigated one)

CO 11 stitches
Knit 2 rows is Moss/Seed (k1, p1, k1, p1………)
R1: Knit all the way across
R2: This and all WS rows not in Moss/Seed- P1, K9, P1
R3: Knit all the way across
R5: K5, YO, K2tog, K4
R7: K4, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K3
R9: K5, YO, K2tog, K4
R10: This and all WS rows not in Moss/Seed- P1, K9, P1

Repeat rows 1-10 until headband goes almost around your head with a 3inch gap
Knit 2 rows in Moss/Seed Stitch

*K2tog, K1, P1 until 3 sts remain, K1, K2tog
No decreases on WS rows
K2tog, K1, P1 until 3 sts remain, K1 K2tog
Continue descreases until you have 5 stitches remaining
K2tog, P1, K2tog
Remember no decreases on WS rows
K1, for as long as you would like you tie to be
On other end of headband PU 11 sts, repeat directions from *

Weave in ends
I put knots at the end of my ties, but its not required.
Block enough to make headband lay flat.

You can do things like add beads, sequins, or whatever to embellish your headband. Tie on and enjoy your summer.

I’m off to do laundry today and as I am Sansaless I am sure that something of a freakish and hilarious nature will ensue… stay tuned.


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