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.

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***



  • 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


  1. I really like this. You make me proud using your talent for such a worthy cause!

  2. I need to learn how to knit! That's fantastic!

    1. LOL Karen!!! I plan on eventually doing some basic knit tutorials....but until then You Tube I hear is a GREAT resource :D

  3. Jimmy Beans Wool is a big proponent of heart health. It was through them that I first heard about this organization. Thank you for the knit pattern. I'm not much of a knitter but this is something I think I can handle. I think I would try two colors so the heart stands out just a little more.

    1. thanks Sara!! I'll have to check out the JB Wool!! dpn's can be a bit tricky at first if you are not familiar with using them....but other than that it's a super simple pattern. I'd love to see a pic of it if you make with 2 colors!!!

  4. Love this! Now to pick up knitting again...