Knitting & Crochet

Knit a stylish winter headband

By: Davina Choy

Photography by Davina Choy Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Davina Choy

Knitting & Crochet

Knit a stylish winter headband

By: Davina Choy
On those cold, wintry days when you need something warm around your face, grab your knitting needles, hibernate for a weekend and knit up The Stone and Arrow Winter Set. Designed in bulky yarn, The Arrow Headband and The Stone Scarf come together in a snap. And with simple repeating patterns, they're perfect for confident beginners looking to expand their knitting skills.

Click here for the Stone Scarf pattern.

For a quick project (or a last-minute gift), try The Arrow Headband. Slipped stitches and stranded yarn make a pointed arrow, imparting a unique texture. It also has the added virtue of looking more complicated to make than it really is!

• 1 ball (150 g/225 m) Schachenmayr SMC Tweed Montage* in Dusty Ranch (actual amount used for headband: approx. 44 m)                                               
• 1 16-inch 7-mm circular needle
• 1 stitch marker

*If you are having difficulty finding the Schachenmayr SMC Tweed yarn, try Noro Obi or Noro Kama. Both are available online and can be shipped to Canada. Both give very similar stitch gauge and have a nice gradual colour change.

Lana Gross Medio is also very close in colour. This yarn can also be purchased online, but be advised that the shipping costs may be hefty. Lana Gross Medio is thinner than what the pattern calls for, so if you decide to use this yarn you should cast on 34 sts instead of 24, and follow the pattern exactly as it’s written. The width will be roughly the same.

14 sts/22 rnds = 10 cm/4 inches in Little Tent Stitch

Pattern Notes
Little Tent Stitch:
Rounds 1 and 3: *K5, p3* repeat to end of round.
Round 2: *Sl5 wyif, k3* repeat to end of round.
Round 4: K2 *insert needle under loose strand and knit next stitch, bringing stitch under strand, k7* repeat to last 5 sts, k5.  
Repeat Rounds 1 to 4 for pattern stitch.

Finished Measurements
Width: 9 cm/3.5 inches
Circumference: 40 cm/16 inches

CO = cast on
k = knit
p = purl
pwise = purlwise
rnd = round
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
wyif = with yarn in front
* * = Repeat instructions between * and * the number of times indicated


CO 56 sts and join in the round, marking beginning of round with stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit all stitches.

Round 2: Purl all stitches.

Round 3: Knit all stitches.

Repeat Rounds 1 to 4 of Little Tent Stitch 4 times.

Next Round: Knit all stitches.

Next Round: Purl all stitches.
Next Round: Knit all stitches.

Cast off purlwise and weave in loose ends.

Complete your Stone and Arrow Winter set by knitting this beautiful scarf.

Looking for knitting tips? Check out Sheep & Stitch’s guide on how to knit

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Knitting & Crochet

Knit a stylish winter headband