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Saturn Rings by DROPS Design

DROPS Headband in Alaska and Shawl in Vienna

Tags: headbands,

Size: One size

Materials: 1 skein DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio

DROPS 4.5 mm / US 7 needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.

Gauge: 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm

Start at center back. Cast on 19 sts.
Work in rib as follows:
Row 1 (right side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * K 2, P 1 * repeat a total of 5 times – finish row with K 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Row 2 (wrong side): K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * P 2, K 1 * repeat a total of 5 times – finish row with P 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Make all incs on right side rows, inc by P 2 sts into 1 P stitch.
When the piece measures 8 cm/3" inc all P 1 to P 2 = 24 sts.
When the piece measures 14 cm/5½" inc all P 2 to P 3 = 29 sts.
When the piece measures 18 cm/7" inc all P 3 to P 4 = 34 sts.
When the piece measures 21 cm/ 8 1/4" inc all P 4 to P 5 = 39 sts.
When the piece measures 24 cm/ 9½" place a marker = this is the center of headband.
Now reverse shaping – measure from marker.
Make all decs on right side rows, dec by P2 tog.
When the piece measures 3 cm/ 1" dec all P 5 to P 4 = 34 sts.
When the piece measures 6 cm/ 2½" dec all P 4 to P 3 = 29 sts.
When the piece measures 10 cm/ 4" dec all P 3 to P 2 = 24 sts.
When the piece measures 16 cm/ 6 1/4" dec all P 2 to P 1 = 19 sts.
When the piece measures a total of 48 cm/ 19" bind off and sew to cast on edge.


Length: 100 cm [39 ½"]
Width: 205 cm [80.75"]

Materials: VIENNA from Garnstudio
200 gr nr 43, light brown

DROPS 15 mm [US 19] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 5 sts x 9 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm (this is loosely knit)

Cast on 4 sts and knit garter st, increasing 1 st at one side every other row. Inc by knitting 2 sts in 1 st. Continue incs until there are 50 sts, the piece measures approx. 102 cm.
Now dec on the same side as incs – dec every other row by K 2 tog the 2 outermost sts. Continue dec until 4 sts remain, the piece measures approx. 205 cm, bind off.

Fringe: Fasten fringe tufts along both sides approx. 4-5 cm apart – start at point at lower edge. Cut 6 strands 35 cm long, fold in half, pull folded end through outermost st and pull ends through loop.

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Annika Nilsson 14.01.2019 - 17:40:

Lättstickat pannband. Det som var tråkigt var att det inte räckte med 50g. Så jag rekommenderar att beställa 100g.

Susan 09.12.2018 - 03:58:

Totally agree with Lindsay....I gave up after trying to understand what appears to be an easy pattern in the picture.

DROPS Design 10.12.2018 kl. 10:44:

Dear Susan, sorry to hear you had worries working this so popular pattern. Please feel free to ask your question here and/or contact the store where you bought the yarn for any individual assistance. Happy knitting!

Maria 04.12.2018 - 04:24:

I understand that we are suppose to increase on purl stitch. So when increasing to 24 stitches do you do it gradually or all at once in that 1st row of the increase. I am just a little confused. Thanks Maria

DROPS Design 04.12.2018 kl. 07:50:

Dear Maria, when piece measures 8 cm, you will increase 1 st in each P-section = there are 5 P-sections (= 19 sts) you will increase 5 sts (=24 sts) and you will now work (seen from RS): K1 (edge st), *K2,P2* and finish with K2, K1. On next increase row, increase 1 more P stitch (= K2/P3) and so on. Happy knitting!

Paula 20.11.2018 - 18:22:

Hola! me gustaría saber cómo hacer las disminuciones en este patrón, ya que viene el vídeo específico de cómo hacer los aumentos pero no qué tipo de disminuciones hacer. Gracias!

DROPS Design 30.12.2018 kl. 18:03:

Hola Paula. En este modelo para las disminuciones se trabajan 2 puntos juntos de revés.

Erika Offerdahl 16.11.2018 - 06:55:

I have made this headband at least 10 times. Easy pattern, despite what others say, and gorgeous results. I first made it as a beginner knitter. Thank you!

Grace Sverdlove 20.10.2018 - 13:04:

Thank you for this pattern. I\'m fairly new to knitting and was determined to complete this project. It was a bit challenging but I did complete it after restarting several times and rereading your posts. I love the headband! Hang in there knitters, it really is simple once you allow yourself to absorb the directions. Thank you!

Christine 19.10.2018 - 05:45:

How much negative ease should I work into the length? I know that "one size" will be too small for the person I want to knit this for (59cm head), but I don't want to accidentally not leave enough ease. Would working to 54cm be long enough, or too long?

DROPS Design 19.10.2018 kl. 08:48:

Dear Christine, you can check measurements when you have worked half the piece how much it will extend to stay comfortable (without tighten but still keeping in place). Do not hesitate to request further assistance from your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Zattara 15.10.2018 - 19:08:

Bonjour, Je suis débutante et je me demandais si l\'échantillon, il fallait le faire en point mousse ou en jersey. Je ne trouve pas cette précision. Merci beaucoup pour votre réponse.

DROPS Design 16.10.2018 kl. 09:16:

Bonjour Zattara, l'échantillon se tricote ici en jersey. Bon tricot!

Lynn 21.08.2018 - 14:47:

I don't see a yarn size on this pattern. Is it worsted weight?

DROPS Design 26.08.2018 kl. 16:30:

Dear Lynn, the yarn used for this pattern is Alaska, which is aran worsted. You can always check in the yarn section the characteristics of each yarn or group of yarns.

Lindsay 17.08.2018 - 19:50:

This is a beautiful headband, but I really feel like it could have been written way more clearly. I’ve been knitting for years and consider myself to be fairly advanced. I rarely find a pattern anymore that is so convoluted as this one, especially for something so simple in theory. Way to go.

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