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Cynthia has put her Ph.D. in ed. psych. to work full time in the fiber arts, designing Really Clear patterns that are clear, easy-to-understand, and fun to make! (She thinks hard about how to explain ...

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Geek Headbands

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Geek Headbands
Geek Headbands
Geek Headbands
Geek Headbands

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit Fair Isle.

Pattern Description:

Take your pick for your favorite geek. This pattern includes charts for chemistry, math, astronomy, computer, grammar, music, history, literature (Jane Austen), and medical geeks.

And let us not omit the knitter.

Make this pattern using Fair Isle. (This pattern assumes that you have knitted Fair Isle before. If you have not, try our Fair Isle Headband pattern first.)

If you use fairly sticky wool, there should not be any problem carrying long strands: They will eventually embed themselves into the headband. (Or you can catch the yarn occasionally as you go.) For superscripts and subscripts, use a little duplicate stitchor feel free to duplicate stitch it all.


5 stitches per inch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (20"), Medium (21"), large (22"), extra large (23").


  • U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) or 5 (3.75 mm) 16" circulars for ribbing and U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) or 8 (5 mm) 16" circulars for main part of headband.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle, stitch markers.

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Ella Rae Classic, Cascade 220, Berroco Ultra Alpaca