Enter the headwrap. A little more substantial than a headband, it covers the top of your head without keeping you as warm as a hat. So, my crazy hair is quickly contained and the stares are at a minimum. This headwrap will be handy for trips to the beach as well, since I usually end up with the awkward scalp sunburn where my hair naturally parts.
Now the pattern particulars:
Quick and simple to knit, the chic Bettina Headwrap will come to the rescue on bad hair days. Bettina is worked flat in sections of short rows and Garter stitch ridges. A hair elastic is encased in both ends to provide elasticity and comfort.
Bettina comes in two sizes and requires only 70-75 yards, making it perfect for using up leftover bits of worsted weight yarn.
Circumference: 18.5 (20)”
Width at center: 5.5”
To fit head sizes: 21-22 (22-23)”
Worsted weight yarn 70 (75) yards
US #6/4 mm needles
US #5/3.75 mm needles
tapestry needle to weave in ends
1 hair elastic about 2.5” wide
19 sts and 29 rows= 4” in Stockinette stitch on larger needles