Winding Paths headband

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Winding Paths headband Pattern


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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Read a knitting pattern
  • Basic knitting stitches

Pattern Description:

This headband tapers to the back and is closed with a button. This means no bulk at the nape of your neck and you can take it on and off without destroying your hair by pulling the headband over repeatedly.

The combination of a simple cable with "faux" twisted stitch cables provides a piece that looks complicated but is actually quite easy and appropriate for a first cable project. A small chart is provided for those who enjoy using charts, but the entire pattern is written out for those who do not.

My original prototype was knit in Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk, which has unfortunately been discontinued. Luckily I was able to find a luxurious substitute with Louisa Harding Thistle.

I am certain that there are many other suitable substitutes, what you need to look for is a heavy weight yarn in the Aran range with a good bit of loftiness and ideally a fuzzy halo (yay alpaca).


2 in/5 cm = 9 stitches & 12 rows in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4 in/10 cm x 20 in/50 cm


  • US size 9 needles or size needed for gauge
  • Aran or Heavy Worsted weight yarn - 98 yards
  • Cable needle or DPN

You Will Also Need:

  • Button (can use sizes from 23mm/ 7/8" to 28mm/1 1/8", preferably shank style)
  • Blocking Pins
  • Tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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by TumpedDuck
Atlanta, GA
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My family is made up of moi, my loving/enabling husband, my silly son and two rascally rabbits. I have a passionate love for hand-painted yarns and got sick of trying to knit them up and having them look less than optimal. I try my best to design so that variegated yarns look good in my patterns, often designing specifically with them in mind.

My mother is crazy crafty and I started early. I ...

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