Jo Storie Knits

Frost Headband Knitting Pattern

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Turban head band - One headband, two designs and one ball of yarn. Sizes to fit toddler to adult.

“The head accessory of the season, this is part head band part turban. Worked in either a plain rib or a classic cable, it is twisted in the middle to give its distinctive turban feel” - Jo Storie

Ability: Easy
Skills Required: This is a Beginner to Easy project, with simple stitches and construction. You will need to be able to work basic stocking st (stockinette st) and moss st (seed st). For version 2 you will also need to work a simple cable. 
Yarn Type: We used Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky 100% undyed wool
Yarn Shade: Photography shows Blue Faced Leicester and Steel Grey Suffolk
Yarn Weight: Chunky / bulky

Sizes to Fit:

Frost Version One: In Simple Rib

Toddler - 35.5cm-40.5cm (14 -16in)
Child/Small Adult - 40.5cm-45.5cm (16 – 18in)
Average Adult - 50.5cm (20in)

Knitted measurements approx: Circumference 38cm (15in), height 13cm (5in)

Child/ Small Adult 
Knitted measurements approx: Circumference 46cm (18in), height 15cm (6in)

Average Adult  
Knitted measurements approx: Circumference 51cm (20in), height 15cm (6in)

Frost Version Two (classic cable)
Toddler - 12cm (4½in)
Child/Small Adult - 13cm (5in)
Average Adult - 13cm (5in)

*Both Frost Versions require approx. 30g [50g : 60g]

50g(approx. 120m / 131yds). *Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are approximate. You may wish to order an extra ball/skein to be sure you have sufficient yarn.


Materials Required:
One pair of straight 7mm needles (US 10½ - 11)
A cable needle
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle for sewing up.

13 sts x 18 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in st st using 7mm (US 10.5 - 11) needles.

*Tensions are provided should you wish to substitute an alternative yarn to that suggested by us. Please ensure you knit a tension square to check that the yarn is suitable as not all yarns will give a like for like result.