Azalea Headband: Free Knit Pattern

Some of you will have noticed that recently I started to share with you about my knitting projects. Knitting is quite new world for me, but I would love to try some new experience with those who are beginner knitter just like me. Besides, I also want to introduce more people to knitting, making knit projects fun and achievable. So here is another project of my knitting, especially designed for a beginner – garter stitch twisted headband. I called her as Azalea Twisted Headband. A very simple project, and I am sure you will be able to finish it in a day.

Twisted Headband
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Design Inspiration

Pink is a pale red color and is one of the most common colors of flowers. It was first used as a color name in the late 17th century and most often associated with femininity, romance, charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness and childhood. So here it is! I chose Azalea as one of them, a lovely flower comes in a vibrant pink shade as well as symbolized femininity. They grow in a shrub-like shape, bloom mostly in spring and summer.

The associated meaning of pink color inspired me to make a headband for my messy hair, sometimes look terrible. So I hope Azalea Twisted Headband can help me to spruce up my hair to make me a bit chic style. Anyway, not everyone loves pink color. You can choose any color of yarn you like.

Yarn

For this project I used Milk Cotton Yarn 8 ply, no. 3 DK/light weight (80% of cotton and 20% of milk fiber) which I purchased from Yarnpaper Shopee. You can also use any kind of yarn you prefer to as long as it is suitable for making this project. If you use natural fibers, make sure it is hand washing with a good quality so that all your projects would lasts as long as possible. For example, Brave 500 yarn is 100% Premium Acrylic which is more about life’s adventure and works wonders for projects such as hats, scarves or baby blankets using just one ball. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin and easy-care.

Lion Brand Yarn such as Mandala Craft Cake Yarn is one of favourite acrylic yarn. It is an incredibly versatile especially if you want to make this twisted headband. Besides they are a great easy-care choice for creating machine-washable projects! If you prefer something more wool, then DMC 100% Baby is a great choice. It is pure merino “superwash” wool, perfect to create warm, stretchable and light garments.

Finished Measurements

18″ around x 5″ wide.

Materials

Yarn Milk Cotton 8 ply, no. 3 DK/light weight (80% of cotton and 20% of fiber, milk) in Pink color

6.0 mm needles (US size 10.5)

Darning Needle

Scissors

Gauge

15 sts and 24 rows (4 x 4 inches / 10 x 10 cm)
Gauge is not crucial for this project because you can use any type of yarn you able to knit as a beginner.

Abbreviations

  1. k knit
  2. rep repeat
  3. st(s) stitch(es)
  4. s1 p slip one stitch purlwise
  5. RS right side
  6. WS wrong side

Pattern

Cast on 20 sts (or you can CO any stitches number you prefer as long as it is even number).

Row 1: sl 1 p, k to end.

Rows 2 to 125, rep Row 1 (or knit until headband fits snuggly around your head. Make sure headband is likely to stretch over time, the tighter fit is better).

Bind off. Leaving a tail about 10 inches long for seaming section.

Twisted pattern

Decide which side of the headband will be the RS is facing up. (As for me, I chose the side which looks neat. Moreover, you will seam the edge of two sides together, so nobody will notice which is RS or WS. It headband anyway!). 😉

Fold both ends and move them close together.

Attach the edges (as shown in the picture), then seam them together using the yarn tail. You can use any method of seaming you prefer, but make sure it would tight enough to hold both ends.

Once done, turn your headband to make the seam faces inwards.

Here you are. You have finished your Azalea Twisted Headband.

I hope you enjoy making this project and love what you do 😉

Happy Knitting! XOXO

Wisz Limbi

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”

– Lady Bird Johnson

Wisz Limbi

Wisz Limbi

I am a lifestyle blogger, who loves craftwork, cats, books and travel. I hope my blog would inspire readers, give them a creative idea and find happiness in living well. Let's be creative and inspired!

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