Free Knitting Pattern: Cascade Winter Headband

Easy and classic cables for beginners! So pretty and so classy, this chunky yarn headband works up so quickly, it's easy to do on repeat. As shown, I have two patterns in this post: Cascade Narrow in Raspberry and Cascade Wide in Blossom.

This pretty cabled headband is so quick and easy, you’ll find it easy to create it in as many different colors as you can imagine (or as many colors as you have in your stash!). This headband is worked as a narrow strip then sewn together after you have the length you prefer.

The Pattern: Cascade Winter Headband

Needles: 9mm circular

Yarn: Size 6, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, shown in Blossom and Raspberry

Cast-on: 10 stitches to start the narrow Raspberry version. For a little wider band like the Blossom version, add 4 sts to increase (2 on each edge). Both pattern tables are shown below.

Length: 20″ – this made mine a total of 12 cable repeats

Abbreviations:

K2 = Knit next 4 stitches (same as K1, K1)

P6 = Purl next 6 stitches (same as P1, P1, P1, P1, P1, P1)

C3F = Slip 3 sts onto a cable tool and hold the stitches forward, work next set of sts per the pattern, then knit the 3 sts

sts = stitches

Cast onback
or
front
CASCADE NARROW HEADBAND (shown in dark pink, T&Q Raspberry color)
10 sts
Row1 (back)K2, P6, K2
Row2 (front)K10
Row3 (back)K2, P6, K2
Row4 (front)K10
Row5 (back)K2, P6, K2 (stop with this row when you get the headband about 20″ laid flat, not stretched)
Row6 (front)K2, C3F, K3, K2
Row7-12Repeat Rows 1 to 6
NOTE:Keep repeating 6 rows at a time until the headband is about 20″ long.
I ended up with 12 repeats total.

Lion Brand T&Q Blossom

Cast on
back
or
front
CASCADE WIDE HEADBAND (shown in dark pink, T&Q Blossom color)
14 sts
Row1 (back)K4, P6, K4
Row2 (front)K14
Row3 (back)K4, P6, K4
Row4 (front)K14
Row5 (back)K4, P6, K4 (stop with this row when you get the headband about 20″ laid flat, not stretched)
Row6 (front)K4, C3F, K3, K4
Row7-12Repeat Rows 1 to 6
NOTE:Keep repeating 6 rows at a time until the headband is about 20″ long.
I ended up with 12 repeats total.

When the headband is the length you prefer, cast off and sew ends together.

So easy to make and fun to wear or give away!

Enjoy & Be Creative

~Beccie B~

I'd love to hear from you, comments or questions are welcome!

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