Arrow Head Lace – Using Charts as a Pattern

Arrowhead Lace headband - a free pattern

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Arrow Head Lace Headband

This is a pattern I developed to help knitters get comfortable working with charts. Written instructions are provided too, but… I hope you’ll at least try the chart!


For this I used Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool and size 9 needles. I worked 7 repeats of the chart (shown below) and mine came out to be about 19 inches (48 cm) long by 3.5 (9 cm) inches wide. Then I sewed the two ends together and put it on. Immediately!

(That’s not quite true. It did have to be blocked  in between finishing the knitting and the sewing up. Like all lace, before blocking it looked a bit sloppy. After blocking, it looked nice and respectable.)

Arrow Head Lace Headband - a free knit pattern

Here is the pattern:

Cast on 13 stitches.

Knit 2 rows.

Begin chart & repeat Rows 1-12 until piece is desired length.

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off and sew in ends.

And here are the written instructions in case you’d like to cheat check your chart reading skills:

I hope you’ll try it and like it. I’m currently working it up a second time, in fingering weight yarn on size 3 needles . I think it will perfect for a book mark.



If you are looking for a way to take this pattern with you, check out the handy “Print & PDF” button down there on the left. And check out our other free patterns. You might find something else you like.

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[…] you got this far, you’re ready to work from a chart. See the next post for a quickie of a pattern I cooked up to practice chart reading […]

Diane Marie Britson

My hair is growing, and headbands will be great. I will need to start one for me! di557


Sounds great! I’d love a picture of it when its done.


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