Petite Biche Rose is Laura, a passionate crafter of all kinds of techniques, especially textile arts. She likes to draw and to create her own designs like Maddy, an easy pattern to knit a headband vintage. «I especially like to design basic and timeless models, knitted with high quality fibres and a great variety of stitches». That‘s why, in this free pattern, Laura shares how to knit a turban headband with only 1 ball of Katia Arles Merino, Merino Fine wool 100% Made in France.
Discover other interesting designs on her Instagram account, as well as in her first book, Point par Point. In addition to her patterns, Petite Biche Rose also has her own shop for knit, crochet, and embroidery accessories. Enjoy knitting this elegant and simple headband in your favorite color of Arles Merino!
Free knitting pattern by Petite Biche Rose
Measurements Single size measuring 10 cm wide for a head circumference of between 55 and 58 cm.
- 1 ball of Katia Arles Merino color50 (ecru)
- 4.5-mm knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
- Tape measure
Stitches and techniques
Yarn over on the right side
Moss stitch: alternate knit 1 and purl 1 until the end of the row. On the next row, purl the knits and knit the purls.
Gauge With 4.5-mm needles in stockinette stitch: 16 sts and 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm or 4×4”
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
p – purl
R and r(s) – row(s)
rep – repeat
sl – slip
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
- Knit two bands flat, making one long and one short one.
- Work the fantasy stitch across 4 rows with moss stitch edges for a nicer selvedge (= instructions in bold).
- Start each row by slipping one stitch knitwise.
- Finish each row with 1 knit stitch.
How to knit a turban headband
Cast on 28 sts.
Setup row (for easier seaming at the end): sl1, p25, k1.
Rep the next 4 rows until piece measures 44 cm long:
R1: sl1, p1, k1, k22, k1, p1, k1.
R2: sl1, p1, k1, *k2, yo, k2, pass yo over last 2 knit sts,* rep ** 5 times, k1, p1, k1.
R3: rep R1
R4: sl1, p1, k1, *yo, k2, pass yo over last 2 knit sts, p2* rep ** 5 times, yo, k2, pass yo over last 2 knit sts, k1, p1, k1.
End on a R4 and bind off all sts.
Cast on 13 sts.
Setup row: sl1, p11, k1.
Next, rep the next row until piece measures 9 cm long:
sl1, *p1, k1*, rep ** 5 times, p1, k1.
Bind off all stitches.
How to make a vintage-style headband
- Seam the ends of the long band together to make the headband.
- Place the small band around the seam to hide it.
- Seam the ends of the small band together to achieve a turban effect.
Tip: carefully wash and block the headband to soften the yarn and even out and define the stitches.
Ta-da! Your Maddy headband is ready to wear this winter. Now you know how to knit a turban headband with just 1 ball of Arles Merino.