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Polar Twist by DROPS Design

Knitted head band in DROPS Puna. Piece is knitted in rib and with cable mid front.

Tags: cable, headbands,

DROPS design: Pattern pu-037
Yarn group B

Size: S/M – M/L – L/XL
Head circumference: approx. 54/56 - 56/58 - 58/60 cm
Measurements: Circumference: approx. 49-51-53 cm Height: approx. 10 cm
DROPS PUNA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
50-50-100 g colour 15, north sea


22 stitches in width and 30 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.


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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.


GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.




Work head band back and forth across and sew together mid back.

Cast on 35 stitches on needle size 3.5 mm with Puna. Work rib as follows from right side: 1 stitch in GARTER STITCH - read explanation above, rib (= knit 1/purl 1), until 2 stitches remain, knit 1 and 1 stitch in garter stitch. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 20-21-22 cm, divide the piece into 2 parts for cable, i.e. work next row as follows from right side: Work the first 17 stitches and slip stitches on a stitch holder, knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased), work the remaining 16 stitches = 17 stitches on needle. Each part is now worked separately like this: 1 stitch in garter stitch, work rib as before over the next 15 stitches, 1 stitch in garter stitch. Continue for 9 cm - finish from right side, cut the yarn and slip stitches on another stitch holder.
Work the 17 stitches from the other stitch holder the same way – finish from right side but do not cut the yarn! Place the piece to the right over the piece to the left so that they cross one another and place all stitches back on the needle.
Work from wrong side over the first 16 stitches as before, work 2 stitches in the next stitch (=1 stitch increased), then work rib over the last 17 stitches (the garter stitches in the middle are now worked in rib) = 35 stitches on needle. Continue with rib and in garter stitch until piece measures 49-51-53 cm. Cast off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl.

Sew cast-on edge together with cast-off edge in outer loops of edge stitches.

Aragwend 05.02.2019 - 21:58:

Scusate, non capisco, se io ho 17 maglie per parte (tot 34) e quando vado a riunirle faccio una diminuzione come posso averne 35?

DROPS Design 05.02.2019 kl. 22:02:

Buonasera Aragwend. Abbiamo corretto il testo. Si aumenta una maglia, quindi sono 17 m per parte + 1 maglia aumentata, per un totale di 35 maglie. Buon lavoro!

Esra 12.01.2019 - 19:14:

I don't understand what 1 garter stitch in each end means... Garter stitch consists of two knitted rows right? "rib (= knit 1/purl 1), until 2 stitches remain, knit 1 and 1 stitch in garter stitch." I especially did not understand this part... I would appreciate it if the pattern was comprehensible. I love this headband and would love to make one! Thanks!

DROPS Design 14.01.2019 kl. 10:23:

Dear Esra, this video below is showing how to work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each side, ie from RS work: K1 (= edge st), work then rib K1/P1 until 1 st remain and finish with K1 (= edge st). From WS knit the first and the last stitch and work the remaining sts in rib (= K over K and P over P). Happy knitting!

Barbara Scott 20.12.2018 - 23:08:

The photograph seems to show a head band knitted in a rib stitch. The patterns says knit in garter stitch. Is this a mistake?

DROPS Design 21.12.2018 kl. 07:54:

Hi Barbara. According to the pattern you work 1 garter stitch in each end, and the remaining stitches are worked in rib (= knit 1/purl 1). Happy knitting

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