The Snow Tracks Headband is one of the gorgeous patterns included in Cozy Cables by
Disclaimer: Reprinted with permission from "Cozy Cables" by Kalurah Hudson, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2022. Photo credit: Kalurah Hudson. This post includes affiliate links.
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Cozy Cables includes 16 snuggly and cuddly patterns - divided into 4 categories: Quick Cables, Portable Cables, Gifting Cables, and Self Care Cables.
These patterns share Hudson's passion for knit cables, and there is a lovely variety of projects. That includes the Snow Tracks Headband, which Page Street Publishing has given us permission to share here! Give it a try, and see just how delightful these patterns are!
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Now on to the sample pattern!
Snow Tracks Headband by Kalurah Hudson
Reprinted with permission from "Cozy Cables" by Kalurah Hudson, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2022. Photo credit: Kalurah Hudson.
Snow Tracks features a simple but striking cable that gives the illusion of downhill ski impressions in the fresh snow. Delicate bobbles are encased between the cables, mimicking snowballs rolling downhill between the tracks. This is an ideal project for portable, on-the-go knitting. The band of garter stitch at the back of the headband is slightly wider for ease of wear and optimal stretch. For a larger circumference, add more row repeats. This pattern is charted and includes written instructions.
This headband is worked back and forth on straight needles and then seamed together using a 3-needle bind-off. You’ll also need some waste yarn in a matching weight for the provisional cast-on.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: One size to fit adult head size 16 to 23 inches (40.5 to 58.5 cm)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 4 inches (10 cm) wide x 16 inches (40.5 cm) circumference, blocked
Worsted weight, Woolfolk Far (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®), 142 yds (130 m) per 50g skein
Yardage: 70 yards (64 m)
Shown In Colorway 01 (1 skein)
Any worsted weight yarn can be used for this pattern.
For headband: US 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
For 3-needle bind-off: One US 7 (4.5 mm) DPN, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook
GAUGE: 23 sts & 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in cable pattern worked flat (blocked)
2/2 LC = 2/2 left cable
2/2 RC = 2/2 right cable
2/2 LC: Sl next 2 sts to CN and place at front of work, k2, then k2 from CN.
2/2 RC: Sl next 2 sts to CN and place at back of work, k2, then k2 from CN
Snow Tracks Headband Pattern
CO 23 sts using a provisional cast-on.
ROW 1 (WS): Knit
ROW 2 (RS): Knit
Work rows 1–2 for 2½ inches (6.5 cm). End with a WS row.
Work rows 1–4 of Snow Tracks Headband Chart (see below) once.
Work rows 5–10 of Snow Tracks Headband Chart for approximately 11 inches (28 cm). End with a row 10.
Work rows 11–13 of Snow Tracks Headband Chart once.
Work rows 1–2 for 2½ inches (6.5 cm).
Remove provisional cast-on, placing live sts onto a second needle.
Fold the piece with WS facing, meeting the top and bottom rows of sts together. Using the DPN, work a 3-needle bind-off.
Weave in all ends. Turn the headband to RS and steam block to finished measurements.
Snow Tracks Headband Chart
Snow Tracks Headband Chart Instructions
ROW 1 (RS): K5, p1, k4, p3, k4, p1, k5.
ROW 2 (WS): K6, p4, k3, p4, k6.
ROWS 3-4: Rep rows 1–2.
ROW 5: K5, p1, 2/2 RC, p1, mb, p1, 2/2 LC, p1, k5.
ROW 6: K6, p4, k3, p4, k6.
ROW 7: K5, p1, k4, p3, k4, p1, k5.
ROWS 8-9: Rep rows 6–7.
ROW 10: Rep row 6.
ROW 11: K5, p1, 2/2 RC, p1, mb, p1, 2/2 LC, p1, k5.
ROW 12: Rep row 2.
ROW 13: Rep row 1.
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