worsted weight yarn


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Curly-haired? Rocking a puffball bun? Don’t want hat hair? For so many, this wooly, warm headband is the answer to cold ears in the winter. Bedford, by co-founder Meghan Babin, is for the curly-haired people in her life whose gorgeous ringlets should never be squashed by a hat, but still need something to keep their ears warm. Made for the tiny humans up to adults, this cabled headband features an i-cord edge worked simultaneously and side shaping for a narrow back, creating a more comfortable fit and tangle prevention.

Type:   Digital Download
Designer:   Meghan Babin
Yarn:   Forge
Skill Level:   2 out of 5
Yarn:   Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): shown in dusk (light pink) and juniper (green), 1 skein.

1/Youth (2/Adult); 17.5” (19.5) [44.5 (49.5 cm] finished circumference (unstretched); 3.75” [9.5 cm] finished width (unstretched).

Size A (for headband): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 24” [61 cm] circ needle and 1 set of DPNs, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn.

1 Chart rep = 3.75” [9.5 cm] wide and 4” [10 cm] long on Size A needle, after blocking.

Skills Required: 
Cabling with (or without) a cable needle; provisional cast on; three-needle bind off.

About the Designer

Meghan Babin (she/her) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her designs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Find all her designs on Ravelry.