Yet Another Canadian Artisan……..Mary Anne Cutler, 2013
SUPER Chunky Wool Headband
Size: Adult approx 20 in, (50 cm.) circumference
4in, (10cm) high.
Yarn: Burly Spun Wool, from Brown Sheep Co, this is a “roving” type yarn. Alternatively, an acrylic yarn , Lion Brands’ Hometown USA, would be a reasonable alternative.
9 or 10 mm crochet hook
Crochet cast-on 45 chains.(9 or10mm hook)
Knit 1 row, (Turn over the chain, knit the 1 row, into the bumps)
*Row 1, “Knit 1 stitch, slip 1 st purl wise” , continue these 2 stitches across row.
Row 2, Knit 1 row. *
Continue in pattern last long as you wish. This will be the width of the band.
Cast-off in a linked manner to match the cast-on.
NOTE: I cast off, purl wise so the edges would look identical. ( purl one stitch, pass stitch over etc.) I had run out of yarn and finished on a “slip stitch” row, thus needed the purl stitch type of cast-off to match cast-on edge.
Join short ends together. I use the “crochet slip stitch” method. Tidy loose ends by hiding them in the seam.