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Super Simple Ribbed Headband: Yarn Recommendations

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

My Super Simple Ribbed Headband pattern is being released today on the Tippy Tree Yarns newsletter!! To receive the free pattern, just sign up for the newsletter! Don't fret, if you're reading this a bit late, it's not too late! As long as you sign up for the newsletter during the month of March, you'll still get the pattern! In this blog post, I'll share some yarns, hand dyed and more affordable options, that you could use for this pattern.

Update: The pattern is no longer available via Tippy Tree Yarns, but you may purchase it on Ravelry, Payhip, or LoveCrafts, or get the free PDF download here.

For more information about the design, you can read my design inspiration blog post here. To see projects created by other knitters, view the projects here!

Note: This list of suggested yarns is ordered from least expensive (per 100 grams) to most expensive, which means the hand dyed yarns are at the bottom of this list. At the very end, I provide some sources that will lead you to your own search for affordable yarn of your liking! All prices are given in USD and do not include shipping costs.

Knit Picks Brava Bulky

This 100% acrylic yarn costs only $2 per 100 gram skein!

Bernat Velvet

I've never worked with velvet yarn before, but this seems like it would be so amazingly soft on your ears! I'm not sure what the elasticity is like, but at $10 for a 300-gram skein (100% polyester), it might be worth trying out!

Loops and Threads Camden Wool Big!

This 80% acrylic/20% wool blend comes in a variety of deep colors and costs just $10 for a 300-gram skein.

Loops and Threads Waterford Big!

This 80% acrylic/20% alpaca blend is a step up on the cozy scale for a pricepoint of $10 per 250-gram skein, and it comes in a variety of multi-color options!

Loops and Threads Charisma

The yarn that I used for this pattern is my favorite headband/ear warmer yarn to use. It is Loops and Threads Charisma yarn. The color I used is the cream base in the tweed line. You can find this yarn at Michael's for $4.50 per 100 gram ball. If you make the headbands just a couple of rounds shorter, you can get a single thick AND double thick women's sized headband out of one ball of yarn. Also remember, when you're shopping at Michael's, you can almost always get a 40% off one regular priced item coupon online! (And they have a lot of sales.)

Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky

Moving away from the Michael's yarns, this 85% wool/15% alpaca blend costs $7 for a 100-gram skein and comes in a large variety of color options.

Cascade Yarns Pacific Chunky

This 60% acrylic/40% merino blend is available in neutrals, blues, and red color options at $7.50 per 100-gram skein.

Knit Picks Swish Bulky

An in-between price-point, this yarn is a 100% merino priced at $11 per 100-gram skein.

Knit Picks Chroma Twist Bulky

A 70% wool/30% nylon blend, this yarn comes in a fun array of multi-color yarns with a hand-spun look for $12 per 100-gram skein.

Malabrigo Mecha

I honestly don't know if I've ever seen a Malabrigo yarn that I don't love.... And this Mecha base is no different! Falling at the low price point of hand dyed yarns, this 100-gram skein costs $15.

Black Sheep Dye Works

This 100% wool hand-dyed yarn can be found on Etsy for $19 per 100-gram skein.

Miss Babs K2

This beautiful 100% merino hand-dyed yarn comes in nearly every color you could want for $38 per 200-gram skein. (Also look for her partial skeins, which seem to be a little over 100-grams for $19!)

A Chick That Knitz

Last but not least, this 100% merino hand dyed yarn looks so amazingly squishy and is available in a fun assortment of colors at $28 per 100-gram skein.

Other Options

Still didn't find the perfect yarn for your budget? Don't panic! To perform your own search for affordable yarns, here are a couple of places to start:

Yarn Substitution Website

Knit Picks Website

Webs Website

LoveCrafts Website

Michael's Website

Premier Yarns Website

Have you made a yarn/color selection for your Super Simple Ribbed Headband? If so, what have you chosen? I would love to hear about it in the comments below, on Instagram (be sure to tag @snickerdoodleknits), or on Ravelry (you can link your yarn and pattern on your project page)!

Purchase your copy of the pattern from Ravelry, LoveCrafts, or Payhip, or download your free PDF version here.

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