The Midsummer Headband is made using a four stitch, four-row repeat stitch pattern with a garter stitch band around all four edges. Each side is different, yet similar, making this a perfectly reversible project — just remember to use a stitch marker so you know which side you’re working on!
Time: Weekend Project
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 22.75” square
Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern after wet blocking
Yarn: Scheepjes Bamboo Soft (50% Bamboo, 50% Cotton; 164 yards [150 meters]/50 grams): 260 Golden Nugget (3 skeins).
Needles: US Size 4 (3.5 mm)
Notions: Removable marker, tapestry needle.
The pattern is worked back and forth in rows. Use a removable stitch marker to mark the RS.
CO 132 sts.
Rows 1-4: K.
Row 5: K4, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 6: K5, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 7 sts, p2, k5.
Row 7: K4, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 8: K4, p1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 7 sts, k2, p1, k4.
Rows 9-132: Rep Rows 5-8.
Rows 133-136: K.
BO all sts.
Weave in all ends and block to measurements.