The Ridgeline Headband is a part of the Ridgeline Collection, to go along with the Ridgeline Mitts and Ridgeline Toque! The headband is knit in the hurdle stitch. This pattern is knit up in two versions, bulky and super bulky! I used Swish Bulky for the bulky version and Universal Yarns Posh Alpaca for the super bulky version. You could really use any bulky/super bulky yarn as long as you can match either gauge!
Measurement is the circumference around the headband laid flat (unstretched).
X-Small: ~15 inch circumference (unstretched) , 3.5-4 inch width
Small: ~16 inch circumference (unstretched) , 3.5-4 inch width
Medium: ~17 inch circumference (unstretched), 4-4.5 inch width
Large: ~18 inch circumference (unstretched) , 4-4.5 inch width
These measurements are based off of my sample piece, yours may vary slightly depending on gauge and tension. This stitch pattern is quite stretchy. Please choose a size that is approximately 4-6 inches smaller than your head circumference. You are also free to modify the length of this pattern as you desire, these sizes are intended to be a general guideline for your headband circumference and for yardage estimation.
6.5 mm / US 10.5 (bulky version)
8 mm / US 11 (super bulky version)
Can use straight or circular needles
may need other size needles to meet gauge
Bulky (6.5 mm needles):
8 sts x 10 rows equals a 2x2 inch square/5x5 cm in hurdle stitch, flat, after blocking
Super Bulky (8 mm needles):
6 sts x 8 rows equals a 2x2 inch square/5x5 cm in hurdle stitch, flat, after blocking
Any bulky or super bulky yarn you can meet gauge with. For my bulky version I used KnitPicks Swish Bulky (137 yds/100 g) in the colour nutmeg. For the super bulky version I used Universal Yarns - Posh Alpaca (98 yds/100g) in the colour Birch. Since super bulky yarn can vary in thickness by quite a lot, I would say posh alpaca is similar in thickness to LB Thick & Quick. The pattern should work fine with a thicker yarn, but will be a more dense fabric (and could be more difficult to meet gauge).
note the yardage/weight varies between different yarns, so if you are using alternative yarns, make sure to calculate based on the yardage not the weight.
X-Small: ~31 grams/42 yards
Small: ~33 grams/45 yards
Medium: ~39 grams/53 yards
Large: ~41 grams/56 yards
X-Small: ~23 grams/23 yards
Small: ~25 grams/25 yards
Medium: ~31 grams/31 yards
Large: ~33 grams/33 yards
Yardage is an approximation. The length measurements are a rough estimation but you are welcome to adjust to fit your head as needed.
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