Monday, February 3, 2014

YOU'RE MY HEART Knit Headband Pattern

As you all know February is the month for LOVE!!  Valentines ads and displays BOMBARD us at every turn.

 What many of you may NOT know is that February is also "American Heart Month" and the first Friday of the month (the 7th this year) is "National Wear Red Day" to raise awareness about heart disease.

Just so you know.....I am not an expert or even remotely close to a medical professional.  But I do have family and friends that suffer from one heart condition or another.  So PLEASE take a moment and do some research.  You may be at risk for heart disease and not even know it.  You may have a heart attack or stroke looming in your future and there may be something you can do NOW to be ready for it or maybe even prevent it.

http://www.cdc.gov/women/heart/
http://www.womenheart.org/
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

Now is a perfect time to knit up one of these headbands in honor of a loved one or just to show your support and bring awareness to Heart Health!!

Give it a <3 or add it to your Ravelry queue here.

***Feel free to make as many as you want for personal use or for profit...but please remember to give credit to me, Amy B Stitched, and link back to this page***



“YOU’RE MY HEART” KNIT HEADBAND PATTERN

Materials:

  • Size 5 double pointed knitting needles (set of 5)
  • Worsted (medium) weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease to complete the headband, it took less than a skein)
  • Stitch marker
  • Finishing needle


Finished Size: Large 19” x 3 ½”, Medium 18” x 3 ½”, Small 17” x 3 ½”

Gague:  9 sts = 2”, 13 rows = 2”

***Instructions are written for the large size with other sizes in parenthesis***

Cast On: 96 stitches (84, 72). Divide onto 4 needles, 24 (21, 18) on each.
Rnd 1: Purl around (place stitch marker at end of round)
Rnd 2-4: Knit around to marker.
Rnd 5: K11, P1, K around to marker.
Rnd 6: K10, P3, K around to marker.
Rnd 7: K9, P5, K around to marker.
Rnd 8: K8, P7, K around to maker.
Rnd 9: K7, P9, K around to marker.
Rnd 10: K6, P11, K around to marker.
Rnd 11: K5, P13, K around to marker.
Rnd 12-17: K4, P15, K around to marker.
Rnd 18: K5, P6, K1, P6, K around to marker.
Rnd 19: K6, P4, K3, P4, K around to marker.
Rnd 20-22: Knit around to marker.
Rnd 23: Purl around to marker.
LOOSELY Bind off Knitwise.  Finish off by weaving ends in securely.  The finished headband WILL curl up on itself, so washing, blocking and drying flat is recommended.


I hope this blog entry has encouraged at least ONE person to take a look at Heart Health seriously and to help bring awareness to it!!

Be Blessed!!!
Amy B