I love this website, and I love its free patterns. However I do not love when a free pattern links to a website that is no longer in existence. Because of this, I found a beautiful headband pattern whose website is no longer in existence, but whose website was luckily archived. I do not trust in this though, so copy it here I will.
BTW, my strange phrasing comes from a lack of sleep - but yet I harbor a lack of wanting to sleep, which puts me in a strange predicament. So here is the pattern.
This lacey headband is a quick and easy project and is a great way to use up the last of a skein. The lace panel is bordered in simple garter stitch and features a slightly modified version of the larkspur pattern from the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns by Sterling Publishing Co. Short rows are worked inside the lace so that the middle portion of the panel is slightly wider than the edges. After working the lace panel, stitches are picked up along one edge and a stretchy garter stitch band is knit to length, then sewn to the opposite side of the lace panel. The garter stitch band is wide, in order to keep hair off the back of the neck, but can easily be made narrower.
Skills required: knit, purl, yarnovers, decreases, short rows
Yarn: Cotton Fleece in Antique Lace, 1 skein (you will only use about 55 yds, or 25 grams, of yarn)
Needles: US 5 or size to get gauge
Gauge: not really important, but you want about 5 sts per inch in stockingette
Circumference = 21” (adjustable)
2. Begin lace chart, working through 8th row. For every even row, the first 3 stitches and the last 3 stitches are knit and all the stitches inbetween are purled.
3. Once you have completed all eight rows of the lace chart, begin chart again. However, on the first row, wrap the last stitch of the last repeat. Turn work. Purl to third stitch before the end. Wrap this stitch and turn work. Continue knitting lace chart as normal, picking up wraps as you reach them.
4. After completing row 8 of chart, purl next 3 rows. Bind off all stitches loosely, except last one.
5. Keeping this last stitch on the needle, pick up 11 stitches along the short edge with the right side facing you. 12 stitches are now on the needle.
NOTE: This creates a garter stitch band almost as wide as the lace panel. If you want a narrower band, pick up the 11 stitches, knit a row, then decrease stitches on following row until you reach the desired width for the band. Remember to increase up to 12 stitches again on the last row.
NOTE: If you want a headband in a larger or smaller circumference, add or subtract rows from the garter stitch band. To determine ideal length, measure your head around the area your will be wearing the band and subtract half an inch. For a snug fit, subtract one inch. The remainder is the length your knitted headband should measure from the far edge of the lace panel to the end of the garter stitch strap.
7. Bind off all stitches, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew or graft end of strap to lace panel, forming a circle. Be careful not to twist the garter stitch strap. Weave in ends and block lace lightly.
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Red section is the pattern repeat. *I put it in bold, as either Tumblr doesn’t have colors, or I haven’t figured it out yet. Which is why I like Blogger best.*