Beaded Hairband

This free knitting pattern for a moss stitch textured hairband is simple to make and the perfect project for anyone new to knitting.  This hair band is currently sized to fit an average lady (48 cm or 19 inches in length).  However for the perfect fit measure the circumference of the head before starting and adjust the length accordingly.


1 pair of 4mm Needles

1 x 50g Double Knitting Yarn. 

32 x 5mm beads (large holed) in a complementary colour.

0.75mm Crochet hook / needle


sts      Stitches      
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    All details enclosed in [ ] should be repeated as specified
    Knit (number after it refers to how many stitches to knit)


    Knit next two stitches together
 S1      Slip one      
 PSSO      Pass slip stitch over next stitch to decrease a stitch      
 YFD      Yarn forward over needle (makes a stitch).      
 *     Using crochet hook thread bead onto needle prior to knitting it       

To make:

Using 4mm needles, cast on 13 stitches
Row 1 Purl to end
Row 2 K1, K1* [YFD, S1, K1, PSS0, K2Tog, YFD, K1*] repeat once, K1*
Row 3 Purl to end
Row 4 K1, [K1, YFD, S1, K1, PSS0, K2Tog, YFD, K1] repeat once, K1
These four rows form pattern, continue working these four rows until work measures 48cm long, ending on an odd row.
Cast Off in Knit.

To make Up:

Stitch the short ends of the band together.   Sew in any loose ends. 

Hints & Tips:

To add bead:  Carefully thread bead over head of crochet hook.  Using tip of crochet hook pick up loop of stitch and using fingers gentle slide bead onto garment.  Place stitch back onto needle and knit as normal.

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