Panta – Knitted Headband

panta - front view

panta - front view

Originally posted on old site on January 5/2006

NOTE:
This isn’t MY pattern…I saw this translation on Craftster.org.

The original called for these materials:

  • Needle: US 5
  • Finished length, before sewing: 19 inches (48 cm)
  • 2 oz (50 grams) of wool compatible with the needles
  • wool sewing needle

I used these materials:

  • 2 Needles: CDA #8, US #6, 4mm
  • 1 skein synthetic wool
  • My gauge:
    4.5 stitches per inch
    7 rows per inch

My Notes

  • My head circumference is 23 inches. So from past experience i know that if I would make it this length it would be too loose. So I decided that I would reduce my length by 1 row per inch. So my new gauge would be 6 rows per inch.
  • My finished Panta is 21 inches long and fits just snug, but still loose enough.
  • To prevent the edges from curling I knitted the first and the last stich of each row.
  • It took me a little over an hour to knit. It took me a bit longer as I was watching TV at the same time.

Knitting Instructions

  • Measure your head where you want the headband to sit.
  • Divide this number by 10. This is how long each section of the increases will be (so if your circumference is 20″ then each section would be 2″ — except for section 5, which is twice as long).
  • Wherever it says llama in the pattern you insert the length (in this case, where it says “llama” you would say “2 inches”).
  • Also if you desire a smaller width, take off one section
panta - side view

panta - side view

Cast On: 19stitches
Section 1:
Row 1: k1, [p2, k1] x 6
Row 2: k1, [k2, p1] x 6 = 19s
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you reach llama

Section 2:
Row 1: k1 [p2, k1, inc1] x 5, p2, k1
Row 2: k1, [k2, p2] x 5, k2, p1 = 24s
Row 3: k1 [p2, k2] x 5, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, [k2, p2] x 5, k2, p1
Repeat 3 & 4 until you reach llama

Section 3:
Row 1: k1, [p2, k2, inc1] x 5, p2, k1
Row 2: k1, [k2, p3] x 5, k2, p1 = 29s
Row 3: k1, [p2, k3] x 5, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, [k2, p3] x 5, k2, p1
Repeat 3 & 4 until you reach llama

Section 4:
Row 1: k1, [p2, k3, inc1] x 5, p2, k1
Row 2: k1, [k2, p4] x 5, k2, p1 = 34s
Row 3: k1, [p2, k4] x 5, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, [k2, p4] x 5, k2, p1
Repeat 3 & 4 until you reach llama

Section 5:
Row 1: k1, [p2, k4, inc1] x 5, p2, k1
Row 2: k1, [k2, p5] x 5, k2, p1 = 39s
Row 3: k1, [p2, k5] x 5, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, [k2, p5] x 5, k2, p1

Repeat 3 & 4 until you reach 2 x llama!

Section 6:
Row 1: k1, [p2, k3, k2tog] x 5, p2, k1
Row 2: k1, [k2, p4] x 5, k2, p1 = 34s
Row 3: k1, [p2, k4] x 5, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, [k2, p4] x 5, k2, p1
Repeat 3 & 4 until you reach llama

Section 7:
Row 1: k1, [p2, k2, k2tog] x 5, p2, k1
Row 2: k1, [k2, p3] x 5, k2, p1 = 29s
Row 3: k1, [p2, k3] x 5, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, [k2, p3] x 5, k2, p1
Repeat 3 & 4 until you reach llama

Section 8:
Row 1: k1, [p2, k1, k2tog] x 5, p2, k1
Row 2: k1, [k2, p2] x 5, k2, k1 = 24s
Row 3: k1 [p2, k2] x 5, p2, k1
Row 4: k1, [k2, p2] x 5, k2, p1
Repeat 3 & 4 until you reach llama

Section 9:
Row 1: k1, [p2, k2tog] x 5, p2, k1
Row 2: k1, [k2, p1] x 5, k2, p1 = 19s
Row 1: k1, [p2, k1] x 6
Row 2: k1, [k2, p1] x 6
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you reach llama

Bind off, sew ends together or don’t bind off and graft the 2 ends together so that there is no seam and it is reversible.

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