One of my favorite sites to find knitting patterns is www.knittingpatterncentral.com, and I've always wanted to publish a knitting pattern of my own. However, as I only consider myself an advanced beginner in knitting, I decided that I didn't want to be the cause of alot of knitters pulling their hair out trying to knit some concoction that I might come up with.
But, I'm not opposed to trying something simple. This headband will keep your ears toasty warm and you'll look great too! So, here is my first attempt at my very own pattern - albeit very, very simple.
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Chunky; 100% Baby Alpaca - Color: Havasu
Amount: approximately 40 yards
Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch on size 10 needles.
Finished Dimension: (approximate) 2.75 x 18 inches (will fit up to 23 inch circumference when worn as pictured above)
Please note: I used size 10.5 needles for this headband.
Cast on 11 stitches
Work back and forth in knit stitch - slip the first stitch in each row knitwise to produce a nice edge.
Work until approximate length
Seam the two ends using preferred method. This web site offers several techniques for seaming: http://www.knitsimplemag.com/node/18