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Very Warm Headband Using Rowan Cocoon

Very Warm Headband Using Rowan Cocoon

"Unbelievably snuggly."

This little pattern comes courtesy of the inspiring, intrepid, irrepressible Shirley Grade, who operated the Yarn House in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, into her 80s. Thanks again, Shirl! The slipped stitches at the end of each row result in an I-cord edging that smooshes the garter ridges closer for extra toastiness.

This version of the Very Warm Headband is knit in Rowan Cocoon—a lofty, soft, bulky-weight fiber. It’s a roving-style blend of merino and mohair that gives great stitch definition, a subtle, silky luster, and an unbelievable snuggly-ness!

Click on the Free Pattern tab to see the headband pattern. Then choose your fun shade of Rowan Cocoon below; you'll need 1 skein for this quick and cozy project. For a full selection of colors, head to the Rowan Cocoon page.

Approx. 3-4"/7-10cm wide (to adjust width, add or subtract stitches. Knit to an inch or two less than head size.

1 skein Rowan Cocoon (126 yds/115m each). Color 801 Polar shown here.
Or approx. 65 yds/60m of an equivalent chunky-weight wool or wool blend yarn.

US 10 (6mm) needles.
Darning needle to finish.

Approx. 14 sts = 4"/10cm in garter stitch (chunky gauge).

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.

GLOSSARY: K = knit; St(s) = stitch(es).

Note: these directions are for the Chunky version of the headband; for other gauges, refer to the pattern download.

Stitches slipped at the end of each row are knitted on the following row, resulting in an I-cord edging that smooshes the garter ridges closer for extra toastiness.

Cast on: Using long-tail method, cast on 12 sts.
Set up: Knit 1 row.
Row 1: Knit until 2 sts remain on left needle, bring yarn forward between needles, slip remaining sts purlwise.
Repeat Row 1 until band has to stretch just a little to fit around head. Bind off all sts.

Finishing: Using mattress stitch, seam ends together as invisibly as possible; weave in ends. Cast on another one—they're great gifts!

Download printable "Very Warm Headband in 4 Gauges" pdf pattern.

COLOR: 818 Quarry Tile. Weathered barn red.

COLOR: 806 Frost. Champagne beige.

COLOR: 813 Seascape. Luminous teal.

COLOR: 816 Kiwi. Fresh spring green.

COLOR: 808 Tundra. Sheepy grey-brown...yum.

COLOR: 812 Bilberry. Dusty plum.

COLOR: 827 Misty Blue. Washed denim.

COLOR: 805 Mountain. Charcoal heather.

COLOR: 804 Shale. Grey flannel.

COLOR: 803 Scree. Granite grey.

COLOR: 802 Alpine. Sweatshirt grey.

COLOR: 801 Polar. Heavy cream.

COLOR: 846 Petrol. Moody navy blue.

COLOR: 848 Beetroot. Burgundy.

COLOR: 851 Misty Rose. Soft, muted, rosy pink, touched with lavender.

COLOR: 850 Breeze. Soft, hazy aqua blue.