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Sunflower headband for June


Please join us Wednesday, June 12 from 3:00 to 4:30 at the Meadows branch of the Boulder Public Library. Thanks to Katharine for this month's pattern, the Sunflower headband. The pattern and chart are below. You will need about an ounce of worsted weight yarn and circular needles in US #7 or 8 (4.5-5 mm). Make sure to go to the bottom of this post/email to see the blanket square patterns for June. 

Sunflower Headband

This pattern features a sunflower motif done in knit and purl stitches in the round. The motif is an 18 stitch repeat over 19 rows.

The adult size has 5 pattern repeats and the child size has 4 pattern repeats, using worsted weight yarn on circular needles US size 7 or 8. 

I used just over 1 ounce of Cascade 220 Superwash to complete the adult headband. My gauge measured 4 stitches per inch stockinette, blocked.

Instructions:

Cast on 90 stitches long-tail for Adult size, 72 stitches for Child size.

Join in the round.

Row 1:  Knit
Row 2:  Purl
Row 3:  Knit

Begin sunflower motif  (18 stitch repeat, see also chart below):

Row 4:  *K5, P1, K7, P1, K4*  repeat to end
Row 5:  *K5, P2, K5, P2, K4*. repeat to end
Row 6:  *K5, P3, K3, P3, K4*. repeat to end
Rows 7 and 8:  *K5, P4, K1, P4, K4*  repeat to end
Row 9:  *K1, P4, K1, P3, K1, P3, K1, P4*  repeat to end
Row 10:  *K2, P4, (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1), P1, K1, P4, K1*  repeat to end
Row 11:  *K3, P4, (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1), P4, K2*  repeat to end
Row 12:  *K4, P2, (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1), P1, K1, P2, K3*  repeat to end
Row13:  *K6, P1, (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1), P1, K5*  repeat to end
Row 14:  *K4, P2, (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1), P1, K1, P2, K3*  repeat to end
Row 15:  *K3, P4, (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1), P4, K2*  repeat to end
Row 16:  *K2, P4, (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1), P1, K1, P4, K1*  repeat to end
Row 17:  *K1, P4, K1, P3, K1, P3, K1, P4*  repeat to end
Row 18:  *K5, P4, K1, P4, K4*  repeat to end
Row 19:  *K5, P4, K1, P4, K4*  repeat to end
Row 20:  *K5, P3, K3, P3, K4*  repeat to end
Row 21:  *K5, P2, K5, P2, K4*  repeat to end
Row 22:  *K5, P1, K7, P1, K4*  repeat to end
Row 23:  Knit
Row 24:  Purl
Row 25:  Knit

Bind off (with Icelandic Bind Off).

Block as desired, or not.


Blanket Squares\

To get the patterns for the first 10 blanket squares, go to bouldercommunityknitting.com, click on Archive on the right side, and choose:

January 2024 for squares 1 and 2
February 2024 for squares 3 and 4
April 2024 for squares 5-8
May 2024 for squares 9 and 10

Blanket squares for June:

BLANKET SQUARE 11: DOUBLE BASKET WEAVE

Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 3.

Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7: Knit across.
Rows 2 and 4: (K3, P1) to last 3 stitches, K3.
Rows 6 and 8: K1, (P1, K3) to last 2 stitches, P1, K1.

Repeat these 8 rows until piece measures 10 inches from cast on, ending with an odd row.

BLANKET SQUARE 12: SLIP STITCH STRIPES

Cast on a multiple of 5 stitches.

Row 1: K2, (P1, K4) to last 3 stitches, p1, K2.
Row 2: K2, (Sl 1, K4) to last 3 stitches, Sl 1, K2. 

Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures 10 inches from cast on, ending with a row 1. 







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