Knitted Turban Tutorial

The headband is Accessories big news this winter. Functional and good looking, it keeps ears warm whilst being part of this season’s trends. We have been using up left over yarn to make Christmas presents. This is a very easy project that can be completed in under 90 minutes ( as I type my 10 year old boy is 3/4 through his first one) and with a change of needle size and number of stitches, the pattern can be adapted to whatever weight of wool you have hanging around.

So here’s the how to

You will need

One ball super chunky yarn – we used Wendy Pampas, and it will make two headbands

Pair of 10mm knitting needles

A darning needle to make up

Cast on 8 stitches with your 10mm needles

Knit using a moss stitch pattern as follows

Row 1 and any following uneven numbered rows – K1, P1 to end

Row 2 and any even numbered rows P1, K1 to end

Continue in moss stitch pattern until the strip fits snugly around the head it is intended for. Our measured about 45cm before the cast off row.

Cast off all stitches leaving a tail of yarn  30cm or so and then put this knitted piece to one side.

Now make the small band

Cast on 4 stitches with your 10mm needles

Knit using a moss stitch pattern as follows

Row 1 and any following uneven numbered rows – K1, P1 to end

Row 2 and any even numbered rows P1, K1 to end

Continue in moss stitch pattern until the small band measures about 12cm and then cast off all stitches leaving a 20cm tail to sew up.

Sew the two short edges together using the tail end of yarn. Sew all yarn ends into the band.

Now thread over the main band and push to one side whilst you sew the two short edges of the main band together using the tail end of yarn.

Position the small loop over the main band seam (with the seam to the inside) and secure the small band to the main band on the wrong side through the seams. The small band will draw the main band width in to form the look of a turban.

Sew all yarn ends into the band.

Variation

Instead of making the headband into a turban, you could crochet a pretty flower and attach to the headband – again covering the seam, but worn at the side of the head. To learn to crochet a flower please search for free tutorials on the web as I am ¬†a crochet freestyler and I can’t guarantee you could follow my pattern!

 

 

2 Responses to 5 Rather Good Projects for Buttons

  1. christine morris says:

    Happy 3rd birthday, I am a fairly new member. My neighbour gave me a copy of crafts beautiful in may this year and I fell in love with your Luna rabbit. I made one exactly the same to give to my 33 year old daughter, who loves her to bits. I have made one for myself since. I love your site and all your news, you have been most helpful when I have made contact. Hope to see you at yarndale in September. Keep up the good work you are truly an inspiration
    Christine Morris Todmorden.

    • Sarah says:

      We are glad you all loved Luna, we love her too!
      Looking forward to seeing you at yarndale, its one of the best things about this job meeting those who love Luna as much as we do here.
      Thank you for your kind words.

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