So I learned this week that knitting a cable stitch is really not that hard! Again with the help of a couple of 'how to knit' videos on the web, I followed a simple pattern to figure out the cable stitch. There are lots of good free patterns around but I liked this one, and the instructions were easy to follow and understand (something that can't be said for all free patterns).
I did a sample swatch before I started in my final yarn following the exact measurements of the pattern. Conveniently, the pattern was only 4 stitches wider than I wanted my headband to be so I just left off two of the edge stitches on either side and subbed the cable pattern for the middle section of the headband pattern I posted the other day. (pattern found here)
Anyways, thanks to my adorable obliging (smirk) model, here it is!
And yes, this does fit both me and my 2 year old son...I have a small head, he has a big one. He likes it and is still wearing it as I type this.
For this headband I used Patons Classic Wool yarn in a medium weight. This one is the Mercury color.