Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Faux Prada Chunky Knit Headband

I never thought I would attempt to rip off a Prada look, but when I saw this photo over on BurdaStyle of a chunky knit headband that Prada used on the runway, I wanted it. Bad.

Here's how I did it.

What You'll Need:
Size 15 needles
2 strands of worsted-weight yarn, held together throughout (I used cotton because it's better for warmer weather, but you can use any type of yarn you'd like.)
Cable needle

CO 13 stitches.

Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl all stitches.
Row 3: K2, slip 3 sts onto cable and hold in front, k3, k3 off the cable, k5.
Row 5: K all sts
Row 7: K5, slip 3 sts onto cable and hold in back, k3, k3 off the cable, k2.

Repeat this pattern until the headband fits snugly on your head. Seam the BO and CO ends together.


  1. see, knitting is what i need to learn next. after quilting, after crocheting.

  2. cute! but the important question here is; did you "style" your eyebrows like the girls in the photos? creepy. is that hair gel or something?

  3. Oh, eyebrow styling! That's another how-to for another day. Now you see why I have issues copying Prada. (My eyebrows are too fair to get that effect, anyway.) I bet they make a special eyebrow styling gel. And use those little eyebrow combs that I see old men using.

  4. I love that color! Great knockoff. Thanks for the post over on my blog about the gifts...

  5. NOW I want it to! It looks great! The color is awesome. I am thinking also in Grey and red...


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