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Knitted DROPS head band and neck warmer with large cable in ”Polaris”.

DROPS design: Pattern no PO-040/041
Yarn group F
HEAD BAND: One-size Circumference: approx. 53 cm
NECK WARMER: One-size Circumference: approx. 125 cm

Materials: DROPS POLARIS from Garnstudio
Colour no 01, off white:
HEAD BAND: 100 g

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 12 mm - or size needed to get 8 sts x 10 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 15 mm - or size needed to get 7 sts x 8 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
See diagram M.1 for head band and diagram M.2 for neck warmer. The diagrams show pattern from RS.

When switching ball with Polaris, split the old thread in two on the last 15 cm – cut off one part, do the same on the new thread. Place the first and last 15 cm on top of each other so that the yarn is the normal thickness and continue to work – this is done to make the thread switch invisible in the yarn.

Worked back and forth in one long piece that is sewn tog when finished. Cast on 12 sts on needle size 12 mm with Polaris. Work diagram M.1 until piece measures approx 50 cm - finish after 1 whole repetition. Work 1 row in stocking st before loosely casting off.
Sew tog cast on edge and cast off edge, sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.


Worked back and forth in one long piece that is sewn tog when finished. Cast on 15 sts on needle size 15 mm with Polaris. Work diagram M.2 until piece measures approx 120 cm - finish after 1 whole repetition. Work 4 rows in stocking st before loosely casting off.
Sew tog cast on edge and cast off edge, sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.
Fold the neck warmer double (as-a-figure-of-eight-knot) before wearing it.


= K from RS, P from WS
= slip 4 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
= slip 4 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 4, K 4 from cable needle
= slip 5 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 5, K 5 from cable needle
= slip 5 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 5, K 5 from cable needle

Ale 02.11.2018 - 10:27:

Ciao! Non mi è chiaro lo schema della treccia. Se avvio 12 maglie e ne trasferisco 4 sul ferro ausiliario, ho una treccia di 8, e 4 maglie "extra". C'è un errore nello schema o sono io che non lo so leggere bene? Grazie per l'aiuto!

DROPS Design 02.11.2018 kl. 14:04:

Buongiorno Ale, non ci sono errori nello schema, è una treccia un pò particolare, prima si intreccia da un lato poi dall'altro: segua comunque lo schema M.1. Buon lavoro!

Sanna Hornbrink 29.08.2017 - 14:32:

Hej! Tycker detta mönster är supersnyggt. Kan jag ta någon annan storlek på stickorna för att mönstret ska passa mitt syskonbarn 2 år?

DROPS Design 11.09.2017 kl. 14:22:

Hej! Då du byter till tunnare stickor kommer arbetet att bli mera kompakt. Ifall du vill sticka en mindre storlek kan du testa att byta till tunnare stickor och ett något tunnare DROPS garn.

Luda 20.02.2017 - 20:05:

Hi, I found a slight mistake in the cable pattern for the neck warmer/ scarf. The right pattern for it is: 1. Slip 5 sts onto cable needle behind piece K5, P5 from cable needle. 2. Slip 5 sts on cable needle infront of piece P5, K5 from cable needle. Thanks.

DROPS Design 21.02.2017 kl. 09:57:

Dear Luda, diagram is correct, reading diagram from bottom up, you will first place the sts in front of piece, then behind piece, just as shown in diagram. Happy knitting!

Anika 15.11.2016 - 09:27:

Ich würde dieses Stirnband gerne mit Drops Eskimo stricken. Wieviele Maschen/ Reihen benötige ich dann?

DROPS Design 15.11.2016 kl. 10:13:

Liebe Anika, Sie können gerne mit 2 Fäden Eskimo stricken (= 1 Faden Polaris - siehe hier - oder lassen Sie sich von unseren anderen Anleitungen mit Garngruppen E wie Eskimo. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Christiane 18.09.2016 - 14:14:

Had graag eens gezien een filmpje hoe ze dit aandoen ,draaien om aan te doen,ik dacht dat dit allemaal gebreid was ,de ene kant recht en de andere averrechts ,maar nu zie ik dat het in kabels is

DROPS Design 19.09.2016 kl. 09:34:

Beste Christiane, als u het patroon doorleest, dan zie u hoe u de hoofdband en halswarmer kunt breien. De kabel/vlecht ontstaat vanzelf als u deze aanwijzingen volgt. Onderaan het patroon staat ook een link naar de video 'kabel' voor als kabels breien voor u nieuw is.

Darlene Jackson 05.01.2015 - 19:48:

Good Morning, My Mom (who is a very experienced knitter) and I have spent an entire day trying to work the neck warmer pattern. We are following the diagram from the bottom right corner but are having difficulty with the pattern. Instead of a lovely cable as pictured, we are getting a huge bulky layer at the back of the scarf and no sign of a cable. I am also having difficulty starting the cable with the 5 outside stitches. Can you help? Thanks

DROPS Design 06.01.2015 kl. 09:18:

Dear Mrs Jackson, the neckwarmer is a large cable worked over 15 sts - on row 5, K4, then slip 5 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K the last 5 sts, K 5 from cable needle - on row 11, start with the cable: slip first 5 sts on cable needle behind piece, K5, K5 from cable needle, K4. You may have to work some repeats in height to see how it will look at. Happy knitting!

Camilla 02.11.2014 - 23:31:

Jeg er ved at lave pandebåndet. I diagrammet står der man skal strikke ret over ret og vrang over vrang. Når jeg har slået de 12 masker op er 1. pind på vrang-siden, den næste pind på ret-siden. Dvs. snoninger bliver lavet fra vrang siden? Hvorfor skal jeg så strikke ret på hjælpepinden og de resterende masker?

DROPS Design 06.11.2014 kl. 13:42:

Hej Camilla. 1. pind er retsiden. Snoningerne laves paa retsiden.

Carla 07.09.2014 - 10:29:

Il modello è bellissimo, ma devo mettere il doppio dei punti. Come costruire lo schema? Devo farlo speculare? Grazie per la risposta

DROPS Design 11.09.2014 kl. 16:31:

Deve mettere il doppio dei punti perché utilizza un filato più sottile? Nel caso in cui dovesse fare così potrebbe lavorare la treccia più larga (con più maglie ogni fascia della treccia) per esempio. Se deve fare la fascia deve fare prima un campione per capire quanto rende con il filato che utilizzerà.

Klára S 01.02.2014 - 20:23:

Dobrý den, v českém návodu neodpovídá popis vzorku originálu. Hezký den Klára S

DROPS Design 08.02.2014 kl. 01:06:

Dobrý den, děkuji za upozornění - opraveno!

Isabel 26.10.2013 - 14:06:

Hallo, Maakt het nog uit wat voor maat kabelnaald ik gebruik voor de hoofdband? Bedankt

DROPS Design 28.10.2013 kl. 19:13:

Hoi Isabel. De kabelnld moet niet te dun zijn. Heb je niet een hele dikke kabelnld, dan kan je eventueel een sokkenbreinld gebruiken.

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