The Dotted Headband: Seed Stitch
I absolutely love how the dotted headband knit pattern turned out! Not only is it super cute and trendy but it will be perfect to keep my ears warm in the fall. Not to mention the colour is perfect! Although I love the summer, fall is the season of cozy sweaters and warm pumpkin spice drinks so what is not to love! Gosh pumpkin spice just gives me all the cozy feelings? I mean what is better than knitting and drinking a warm beverage with that extra cinnamon and nutmeg flavour!
My son is almost two years old and I cannot wait to see his face when we head to the apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Ah! Well in the meantime, I have some more knitting projects on the go and some ambitious sewing to keep me busy. To keep it real, trying to get these all done so I can wear them this season will be a challenge.
The Seed Stitch
As you may have guessed, the Dotted Headband is made from the seed stitch. The Seed Stitch alternates the use of the basic knit and purl stitches, creating a stunning texture. For this headband I used a beautiful and luxurious worsted weight yarn called simplinatural by Hikoo. It is made of 40% fine merino wool, 4% alpaca and 20% mulbery silk. This yarn is incredibly ultra-soft and and the rich tones really create a beautiful dimension. I fell in love with it a few years ago and bought a few to keep in my stash.
Any worsted weight yarn is perfect for this pattern. Worsted weight yarn is a medium weight yarn (level 4) and is relatively thick but not chunky. If you opt for a thicker yarn, you will have to adjust your gauge or the pattern.
The Dotted Headband Pattern
The pattern is beginner friendly and uses the knit and purl stitches. You can find a free tutorial on how to cast on, knit and purl on my “how to knit” post. If you are a beginner, I do recommend practicing these stitches. Having even tension is important, so practice the tension and technique for a few rows before starting this headband.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 ball of worsted weight yarn (you will likely use less than half a ball depending on your yarn)
- 8mm (US11) knitting needle
- Tapestry yarn needle
- Stitch markers (Optional) You can purchase all of these items at your local craft store like Michaels.
You can purchase all of these items at your local craft store like Michaels.
I hope you have fun with this pattern. I really enjoyed how easy it was to knit up! Let me know what you think.
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