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Three cable headbands, 2yrs-Lady - Hazel

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Three cable headbands, 2yrs-Lady - Hazel
Three cable headbands, 2yrs-Lady - Hazel
Three cable headbands, 2yrs-Lady - Hazel
Three cable headbands, 2yrs-Lady - Hazel

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl.
  • Work cables.

Pattern Description:

The pattern includes three different cable patterns:

Headband 1 = narrow round cables.
Headband 2 = plaited cables.
Headband 3 = expanding cables.

These headbands are quick to knit and great for using up left over yarn. They also make a fantastic project for someone who is new to cable knitting. It's a chance to practice working cables without having a lot of stitches in each row.

Pattern rating: Easy.

Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.


22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm [4 inches] over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Pattern sizes: 2 to 4 yrs (5 to 7 yrs-8 to 10 yrs- teen to lady)
  • To fit head: 52 (53-55-56) cm [201/2 (21-213/4-22) inches].


  • Yarn required: Creative Basics Esther 8ply, 100g balls@220m.
  • Headband 1: approx 11 (11-12-12) grams.
  • Headband 2: approx 38 (39-42-45) grams.
  • Headband 3: approx 22 (22-24-24) grams.
  • A pair of 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles.
  • Wool needle for sewing up.

You Will Also Need:

  • A cable needle.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Creative Basics Esther 8ply