Basic knitting – casting on, casting off, knit stitch, purl stitch. This pattern is done as a 2×2 rib knit.
What you need:
- Knitting needles (I used size 6US/4mm, but check what’s best for your yarn)
- Yarn (about 150m) I used a silk/merino, but you can use whatever you like.
- Tapestry needle
- Crochet hook (just in case you drop a stitch)
- Stitch holder (a scrap piece of yarn will also work)
- A few pins
Cast on 12 stitches.
Row 1: K3, P2, K2, P2, K3
Row 2: P3, K2, P2, K2, P3
Repeat these 2 rows until your piece measures about 25″.
If you’re new to knitting this really easy, but if you have a question leave a comment.
Continue knitting until the piece is about 25” long and move it onto the stitch holder. Do the same with the next 3, moving all onto the same stitch holder, make sure you leave a long tail for each one .
Now that you have all 3 completed, braid them up just to check that the length is ok (do this before you cast off all your stitches just in case it’s too tight or too big). Once you’re satisfied that they are the right length for your head move one piece back onto your needles and cast it off, do this with all 3. Leave a 7 inch tail on each one. Now braid them together, and pin the ends together to make it a continuous loop. If you can work it out that the braid works perfectly all the way around when you pin the ends together, that’s great, if not don’t sweat it… there’s usually one part that goes under where it should go ever. Now that you’re happy the way it’s pinned, you’ve tried it on and it fits your head, you can sew the end up using the big tapestry needle and the tail you kept on each one.
And that’s it. You’re all done.
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