Knitting, knit flat, basic increases & decreases, lace techniques



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If you have longer hair and like to wear fun accessories, the Starband is for you! This functional knitted piece was designed using a beautiful star rib mesh pattern in the center panel. It is surrounded on both edges by garter stitches to help hold the headband in place. You can adjust the button band to ensure a perfect fit too!


60 yards (55 meters) of dk weight yarn
Sample is knitted out of Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo in color 1691 (118 yards/108 meters; 50% wool, 50% bamboo)

Good yarn options: Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo, Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, Knit Picks Gloss DK

Note about yarn/gauge: Because this headband is knit as a long strip, you can use a thinner or thicker weight of yarn and follow the pattern. If you use a thinner weight, your headband will not be as wide and if you use a thicker weight your headband will be wider. Regardless of yarn weight/gauge, you should follow all the length instructions to get the proper circumference.


5.5 sts / 10 rows over St st = 1 inch


US 6 (4mm) circular or straights or size needed to get gauge


.75 to 1 inch button
Needle to sew on button
Row counter (optional)
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle


One size fits most
Starband measures 2.25 inches wide by 20 inches in length; the adjustable button band allows for it to be shortened or stretched to fit head size of 18-22 inches.

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