Faux Cabled Knit Headband-free pattern

Thank you for checking out my first published knitting pattern. This headband is quick to work up and uses less than a half a skein of yarn.I love how the pattern looks like complicated cables, but is really just made by passing slipped stitches and yarn overs. I would say this pattern is intermediate because of the stitches, but honestly I think a beginner could work this up.

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Close up of faux cable stitch pattern



Materials Needed:
5.5 mm needles
1 skein, Knit Picks Gloss DK in Clarity or 80-90 yards of dk weight yarn


Stitches Used:

Yo= yarn over

Additional Terms
psso= passed slipped stitch over

24 rows=4 inches

Additional Notes:

This is worked flat. Before seaming, I recommend blocking. The headband can be altered to make it smaller or larger by working fewer or more rows, until you get the desired length The finished measurement should be 1 and half inches shorter than actual measurement of head to allow for stretching.

cast on 17 stitches.
Row 1: *p 2, k3. Repeat from * to the last 2 stitches. P2.
Row 2: *k2, p3. Repeat from * to the last 2 stitches. K2.
Row 3: *p2, slip one stitch purlwise, k2, psso the two knit stitches. Repeat from * across to the last 2 stitches. P2.
Row 4: *k2, p, yo, p. Repeat from * across to the last 2 stitches. K2.
Repeat rows 1 through 4 for the stitch pattern.

Work this pattern until the strip measures 18 ½ inches long. Cast off. Steam block the piece or block using your favorite method. Once it has finished blocking, seam the two ends together with either the mattress stitch or whip stitch.

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6 thoughts on “Faux Cabled Knit Headband-free pattern”

  1. Thank you for this pattern, I’ve used it for a last minute gift for my hairdresser.
    I made it a little wider by adding 3 garter stitches at the beginning and end of every row -i’m pleased with the end result!

  2. Hello , I am trying to do the Psso and it reduces my stitch from 17 to 14 . What am I doing wrong ? When I go on YouTube the psso is always to reduce stitches .
    Do you have a video I can watch ?

    1. threefatescreation

      When you work row 3 with the psso it will reduce your stitch count. But, once you work the next row with the yo it will increase your stitch count again.

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