I’ve been trying think of things to knit during the summer while laying out next to the pool. This seemed like a good thing to do. Plus, I have a crocheted one, but what if some of you don’t crochet? It knits up in about 4 hours, less if you are super fast, and only takes up about a 2 oz ball of yarn. Plus you can use your cutest buttons for it. Oh and because of all the yo’s you can adjust the size pretty easy.
I’ve made about 5 to get the pattern A okay, but wouldn’t you know I neglected to leave on in tack! Sometimes my lack of foresight amazes me!
Summer Knit Head Wrap
- Approx 2 oz worsted weight Cotton Fleece or random other yarn laying around
- Size 5 mm straight needles
Gauge: 16 sts x 16 rows = 4” x 4”
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- Sl = slip stitch
- P = purl
- K = knit
- M1 = make
- Yo = yarn over
- p2tog = purl two together
- k2tog = knit two together
Eyelet Rib Pattern:
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, K1; (P1, K3) repeat to last 3 sts; P1, K1, P1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, K1; (K1, P1, Yo, p2tog) repeat to last 3 sts; K2, P1.
Row 3 (RS): Sl 1, K1; (P1, K3) repeat to last 3 sts; P1, K1, P1.
Row 4 (WS): Sl 1, K1; (K1, P3) repeat to last 3 sts; K2, P1.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 of Eyelet Rib pattern 6 times. 13 rows total including cast on row.
Increase row (RS row):
Sl 1, K1; (p1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k1) repeat to last 3 sts; p1, k1, p1.
Repeat Rows 1-4 of Eyelet Rib pattern 14(18, 22, 26) times.
Decrease Row (RS row):
Sl 1, k1, p1, k1, k2tog twice, k1, k2tog twice, k1, p1, k1.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 of the Eyelet Rib pattern 6 times.
BO all sts.
Sew on 2 buttons on one end so they meet up with the yo on the other end.
And of course, if you make something with one of my patterns, just tag it (#craftleftovers). I love seeing what you’ve made with your unique leftovers!