Friday, 17 September 2010

Free Pattern - Knitted Headband / Earwarmer

It got a lot colder recently, and I was trying to think of something to wear that would keep my ears warm, but not as thick and hot as my hats... I came up with this nifty little pattern for a dead easy headband - these have been everywhere on the high street this season, so manufacture your own! I went for a plain look, but you could embellish it with crochet flowers, stripes in different colours, cool yarns - make it your own!

(This pic may not sell it to you - apologies! This is a quick snap to show what it looks like on!)

It will take:
Approx 30mins to an hour depending on how quick you are!

You will need:
Approx 50g of Arran weight yarn (or use DK doubled up)
Circular needle (60cm long) or 4 x dpns (whichever you prefer) - 5.5mm

(Note: Can be made for Small / Medium / Large adult heads by following the corresponding stitch numbers)

Cast On 80 / 84 / 88 stitches (if working on dpn's split over 4 needles)

Knit 1/2 inch in 2x2 rib (k2,p2), 

At the end of the last round increase 1 stitch, leaving an odd number (81 / 85 / 89) of stitches.

Continue for 1 - 2 inches (depending on required thickness) in seed stitch (*k1, p1 repeat from * to end) 

(NB: The odd number of stitches on the needle means that this will automatically knit up into seed stitch in the round)

On the last round of seed stitch, decrease 1 stitch by k2tog at the end of the row, so you have an even number of stitches again (80 / 84 / 88).

Continue in 2x2 rib (k2, p2) for 1/2 inch 

Cast off (Don't cast off too tightly!)

And Voila! You have a basic textured headband that you can customise as much as you like! 

Give the pattern a try, and let me know if it works for you!



  1. specially good for that odd ball of wool in your stash...or one you pick up in the store because its in the sale bin!

  2. I'm so bad for doing that - always looking for projects to use up those odds and ends!

  3. Oooh, I bet that's cozy!! Awesome pattern! Thanks! I'll have to book mark this to make soon, once the weather here in TX cools down!