Free Knitting Pattern: Fast & Fabulous Headband Ear Warmer
This is a super easy, beginner-friendly headband pattern and it’s a really classic pattern that looks so different depending on the colors you choose to use. Make it in your single most favorite color or combine 2 or more colors to give it an entirely different look. This knit-purl texture really defines the twist in the front! Once you get the hang of it, this doesn’t take long to create as many colors as you like.
Make this stylish headband in no time for yourself, markets, or gifts. Enjoy!
- Needles: 10mm Circular Needles/16″ cable
- Tapestry Yarn Needle
- Yarn: Weight 6 bulky, 80-100 yards like Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick or Bernat Softee Chunky
- Finished Size: Adult Fits average sized teen or woman’s head (22 -23 inch circumference) – use my handy reference chart LINKED HERE to measure and adjust for sizing as needed
- sts = stitches
- k1 – Knit one stitch
The headband is completed as a flat rectangle, I use circular needles but you could use 10mm straight needles instead. It is cast off at the end and the twist is sewn together for the front of the headband.
Sizing: 10 sts will be about 4.5″ wide laid flat, cast on 2 more stitches (12) to add about 1/2″, cast on 4 more stitches (14) to add 1″, etc.
18″ will fit an average adult with a head circumference of about 22-24″ around.
The Free Pattern – Instructions:
Cast on 10 sts.
76 ROWS TO MAKE AN AVERAGE HEADBAND
- Row 1: k1 across, turn.
- Rows 2 – 76: Repeat until you have a total of 76 rows (measures about 18″ laid flat without stretching the material).
- Complete a cast off row.
Cut yarn leaving about a 8-10” tail to use for sewing the headband twist.
Weave the starting yarn end before sewing the twist.
Complete the twist and sew ends together: With both starting and finish ends facing you, fold the left side in half to create a “C” shape, sandwiching the bottom half of the right side between (see photo: Twist Step 1). Fold the right side over the top half of the left side into a backwards “C” shape, sandwiching the top half of the left side between (see photo: Twist Step 2).
Thread the remaining yarn tail on a tapestry needle to sew the 4 layers together (see photo: Twist Step 3. Weave the remaining yarn end to secure. This sewn seam is the inside of the headband, turn it to the inside so the twist is worn on the outside.
Wear it, sell it, or gift it with pride!
If you’ve made this pattern or have any questions, please comment here or tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see what you’ve made.
Be creative & keep creating!