Garter-Stitch Headband

Garter-Stitch Headband

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2010


This garter-stitched headband will help ward off winter's chill.

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  • 1 (50-gram) skein sport-weight yarn

  • Gauge, 6 stitches and 11 rows equal 1 inch in garter stitch

  • 2 double-pointed needles, size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm); adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge, if necessary 

  • 2 single-pointed needles, size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm; adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge, if necessary

  • Tapestry needle, size 22


  1. With double-pointed needles, work steps 1 to 3 as described in the Cabled Headband.

  2. Change to single-pointed needles. Repeat step 3 of Cabled Headband until there are 28 stitches on your needle.

  3. Knit every row until headband (not including I-cord) measures 14 inches.

  4. At the end of this row and every row after, decrease by knitting last 2 stitches together. Repeat until 4 stitches remain.

  5. Change to double-pointed needles. Knit I-cord for 11 inches. Snip yarn, leaving a 4-inch tail. Thread through tapestry needle; pass through the 4 remaining stitches on double-pointed needle; tug to secure. Weave into I-cord.


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