Friday, January 24, 2014

Amimi Makes... A headband, in a broken down car, in the snow!

So this week it snowed in NJ… A LOT!!! So I had an “adventure”. In actuality I broke the car on a hill trying to get to work L. My car decided it was a sled, and it didn’t want to turn or stop going slow down a hill. I’m fine but the car is in the shop.

So I had to be rescued by my fiancé and thus had time to kill. I had leftover yarn in my bag from my dads’ scarf and my knitting needles so I made this cute headband! (Tip: Always carry yarn a needles in your bag)
I have been experimenting with patterns so today I bring you a chevron pattern!

Chevron Headband

size 8 (5.0 mm) needles
4 Medium Worsted Weight Yarn

Step 1: Cast on 13 loops.
Step 2: K6, P1, K6
Step 3: P5, K1, P1, K1 P5
Step 4: K4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4
Step 5: P3, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P3
Step 6: K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2
Step 7: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1
Step 8: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1
Step 7: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1
Step 9: P1, K1, P1, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1, P1
Step 10: P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K1, P1
Step 11: P1, K1, P9, K1, P1
Step 12: P1, K11, P1
Step 13: P13

Repeat step 2-13 till you have the desired length.

I ended in a seed stich diamond by casting off each end of the line.

I left one stich on the needle to chain off a loop for the button.

To create a matching button I took the little bit of yarn I had left and covered a button I had on hand.

I found the knitting was a bit scrunched up in places so I took an Iron to it to flatten it.
Stay warm dear reader!!


  1. My carry along is paper squares. I fold flowers or hummingbirds.

    1. That's great too! I did that for a little bit when I was into modular origami

  2. Love your headband and the pattern. Glad to hear you weren't hurt when your car decided to be a sled.

    1. Thank you so much! While I did hurt the car they are easier to fix then me!

  3. What does the capital letter and then the number stand for???

    1. Good question (that I should have noted) the "K" stands for knit, and the "P" stands for purl. So if it says K3 it means knit 3 and if it says P3 that means purl 3. So we are still in the realm of beginners but kicking it up a notch!

  4. Cool headband! Though it was really unfortunate what happened with your car, I'm glad your husband was able to rescue you. How's the car now? Getting it repaired and checked is advisable since recurring problems are a dime a dozen. Drive safely!

  5. That's a beautiful knitted headband, Amimi! I love how you turned an unfortunate event into a creative outburst. A broken down car can make anybody feel quite uneasy, but you kept your cool. Well, I hope the car is up and running now. It'd be troublesome if it's still broken. Take care! :)

    Bradford Oliver @ Lacustoms Performance Products