Knitted Wrist or Head Band

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Great for sports or warmth, this basic band pattern can be either a wrist or head band. You just keep knitting depending on what you want to make.


  • 1 oz. image of yarn with number 4 medium (worsted weight yarn)
  • 5mm/8 needle
  • yarn needle to sew seam
  • Beads - OPTIONAL


Cast on 9.
Row 1: Knit every stitch.
Row 2: Repeat Row 1 until piece will slip over hand and fit wrist (or fit head) when joined to form a circle.
End yarn. Sew ends together forming a circle.

IF YOU PLAN TO USE BEADS: Beads may be knitted into one side for bracelet or decorated headband. They must be threaded onto yarn before beginning to knit.
Every other row: Pull bead close to needle and complete the stitch as usual. Add a bead in every other knit stitch. End row, cut yarn and sew ends together forming a circle.