Riverside Headwrap | Free Knitting Pattern

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It was Summer 2020, I was 30 something weeks pregnant with my daughter Maisie and all motivation had finally come back to me, which I can only assume was part of nesting and being stuck in the house all year from Covid.

I finally picked up my needles and hooks again and was designing. I first designed the crochet Lakeside Headwrap and then I decided to make a knit version, the Riverside Headwrap.

The Riverside Head Wrap is an easy peasy and fairly quick project that is light, stretchy and versatile. It can be worn several ways and is just light enough to wear all year round, and perfect for holding back day 4 hair.

For my first sample I used Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn and Clover Takumi 6.5mm Circular Knitting Needles. You could totally use straight needles but I prefer using circulars for everything.

I recently just made a second sample (the olive green photos) using Merino Camel by Lion Brand Yarn and I LOVE it. The solid color shows the stitches beautifully and it feels wonderful on my head.

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Let’s get started!

6.5mm Needles (Clover Takumi 6.5mm Needles)
85 yards DK Yarn (Lion Brand Comfy Cotton or Merino Camel)
Tapestry Needle
Measuring Tape/Ruler

16 stitches x 22 rows = 4 inches
In seed stitch (Cast on even number of stitches and follow R1+2)

R – Row
K – Knit
P – Purl
K2tog – Knit 2 together
STS – Stitches


Cast on 16 sts

R1) *K1, P1* repeat to end

R2) *P1, K1* repeat to end

Repeat R1 + R2 for 12 inches or til R66

R66) K7, K2tog, K7 (15sts)

R67-R71) Knit all sts

R72) K7, K2tog, K6 (14sts)

R73-77) Knit all sts

R78) K6, K2tog, K6 (13sts)

R79-83) Knit all sts

R84) K6, K2tog, K5 (12sts)

R85-105) Knit all sts

R106) K5, K2tog, K5 (11sts)

R107-113) Knit all sts

R114) K5, K2tog, K4 (10sts)

R115-121) Knit all sts

R122) K4, K2tog, K4 (9sts)

R123-127) Knit all sts

R128) K4, K2tog, K3 (8sts)

R129-131) Knit all sts

R132) K3, K2tog, K3 (7sts)

R133-135) Knit all sts

R136) K3, K2tog, K2 (6sts)

R137-139) Knit all sts

R140) K2, K2tog, K2 (5sts)

R141-143) Knit all sts

R144) K2, K2tog, K1 (4sts)

R145) Knit all sts

R146) K1, K2tog, K1 (3sts)

R147) Bind off sts

Now you will pick up 16sts on the opposite end of the wrap and Repeat R66-147

Weave in ends and your wrap is finished!

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