Friday, June 19, 2009

Sassy Frass Hair Bands

Remember that Mother's Day post about the hair band pattern in my head? Well, I finally got that pattern out of my head! If you try it and it doesn't make sense, please write me! I call this the Sassy Frass Hair Band aptly named after my Lil Miss Sassy Frass!

sassy frass band

It's a simple garter stitch band knit on straight needles and fits most heads! It fit my 4 year old's head and my adult head! It just ties in the back making it very simple with no seaming. Here's the pattern (also found in downloadable pdf format on my sidebar):

sassy frass hair band

Materials: Size 7 straight needles
Worsted, medium, or double knit yarn, in two colors

Instructions:
With first color, CO 40 sts.
Rows 1-3: Knit every row
Row 4: Join second color and knit entire row
Row 5: Knit
Rows 6 & 7: At beg of row, CO 40 sts., then knit those 40 sts. and knit rest of row.
Rows 8 & 9: Knit entire row
Row 10: Join first color and knit entire row
Rows 11 & 12: Knit
Cast off
Weave in ends

PS...There's a cool new website with some FREE adorable kid's patterns. Go check out Petite Purls!

8 comments :

blissful_e said...

You're so clever! After I finish the counted cross-stitch I've been working on for the past ten years, I'll have to give this a go!

Both this hair band and a footstool I found at http://www.pickles.no/puff-daddy-knitted-stool may just be enough to tempt me into knitting... probably within the next five years! lol

Erin said...

Elisa, if you finish that cross stitch piece in the next five years, I'll probably faint. ;)

Jen, I printed out the .pdf and added it to my Ravelry queue...can't wait to get started!

Erin said...

Quick question on rows 6&7: do you mean cast on then bind off 40 stitches? I think that's what the pattern is saying, but I'm not sure. :) Thanks!

Nina in Portugal said...

Jen..I'm passing your blog info to a friend and co-worker here in Portugal. She too loves to knit. You may be hearing from her soon!

The Reeds said...

These are adorable! Just noticed the pic up top with your kids both reflected in your glasses. Super cool!

Aurora said...

I am Nina's co-worker. She passed your blog on to me. I like the sipleness of this pattern. It is always the simple ones that are the best isn't it.

tomuchpainwithnogain said...

could you explain rows 6&7? Not sure what you mean by CO40 sts than CO those 40 and knit rest of row. I'm a new knitter and some of the epressions in the patterns tend to be confusing.
Lovely hair band, thank you.
Paula

Jen Price said...

@tomuchpainwithnogain, Thanks for pointing that out! There was an error. At the beginning of each row, cast on 40, then knit those 40 stitches along with the rest of the row. Hope that's helpful!

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