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Meitheal Headband ~ single printed pattern** 

So cozy and soft, you won’t want to take it off. An ultimate accessory to wear while spring cleaning in the garden or walking out and about in the woods.

A perfect project for using up those bits of colourful yarn in your stash. Experiment with colours, be brave, spring is almost here!*

Meitheal headband is knitted as a seamless tube in the round, starting with a provisional cast-on. The all-over colour pattern is worked from the chart, using no more than two colours per round. The two ends of the tube are then joined together using Kitchener Stitch. The resulting fabric is double thickness and is very soft and cozy to wear. Designed by Anya Aseeva



The sample is knitted in Apple Oak Fibre Works Softwool (Sport weight, 100% wool, 300 m / 328 yards per 100g skein).

Yarn A: Thinking Thoughts; (purple);

Yarn B: Make You Smile (bright yellow);

Yarn C: Woodsman True (dark purple);

Yarn D: Lou’s Cake (light yellow);

Yarn E: Goldness (dark yellow). 

Yarn kits can be purchased here

10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) = 25 sts x 34 rows, in stockinette, with Needle A 

3 mm / US 2.5 circular needle for working small circumference or a set of four 3 mm double-pointed needles (dpns).

The needle sizes given are to match the gauge; to ensure the same finished dimensions you may need to alter your needle size. 


Finished gauge is approximately 38 sts and 27 rows in pattern st after blocking over 10 cm / 4 in on 3 mm needles in the round. Knitting and blocking swatch is essential to ensure you achieve the correct gauge.

stitch marker; 2 removable stitch markers; 3 mm or slightly smaller crochet hook for provisional cast-on; small amount of scrap yarn in contrasting colour for provisional cast-on; another set of 3 mm or gauge-size circular needles for grafting the ends of the tube (or a set of gauge-size DPNs); tapestry needle; blocking pins and blocking mat; a small amount of wool wash. 

Sizing  &  Fit
Finished garment measures as follows at chest circumference:
85cm [34”] (90cm [36”], 95cm [38”], 100cm [40”], 110cm [44”], 120cm [48”])
Select size with desired amount of ease and refer to schematic for details. 

Special  Techniques

Provisional Cast-On using Crochet Method; Stranded Colourwork; Kitchener Stitch.

Pattern Support & more information

**a download link is available on the paper pattern.  For an electronic version only, please see here

Pattern is tech edited by Amelia Hodsdon.