DIY Knitted Headband

Brrrrrr it’s been SO cold here in Vancouver. The little duck pond by my place is completely frozen! It is definitely time to whip out the headband I knit myself. I wear this every single time I go outside to keep my ears from freezing. I can assure this will keep you warm without giving you that awful toque hair! Here is the pattern to all you knitwits!


Approx 40gms DK yarn (2 strands used throughout)
5mm straight needles

Cable (C4F)
Pick up the next 4 stitches using a cable needle and hold at the front of the work.
Knit the next 4 stitches on the left hand needle.
Knit the 4 stitches on the cable needle.

CO 10st
Work 10 rows k1 p1 rib increasing 1 st at each end of every alternate row (20st)

Row 1: k1, p1, k2,p2, C4F,p2, k2, p1, k1

Row 2: k2, p2, k2, p8, k2, p2, k2

Row 3: k1, p1, k2,p2, k8,p2, k2, p1, k1

Row 4, 6, 8: As Row 2

Row 5, 7: As Row 3


Continue in pattern until band measures tightly around your head. NOTE: Make sure your headband is quite tight as the wool tends to stretch!

Cast off, ensure to leave a LONG piece of string as you will want to use this when attaching the two sides. Using a yarn needle, sew the two sides together.



Enjoy the warmth (and daily compliments) from this headband!


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7 Comments on DIY Knitted Headband

  1. helenasbistro
    December 14, 2013 at 12:08 am (2 years ago)

    I wish I could knit so badly right now :( I’m in desperate need of one of these!

    • everybodylovespretty
      December 14, 2013 at 7:34 am (2 years ago)

      It’s super easy! I taught myself through YouTube tutorials! :)

      • helenasbistro
        December 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

        Right I’m getting on it this weekend then, first thing tomorrow I shall get my wool & needles :) Thank you for sharing!

  2. servicefromheart
    March 30, 2014 at 10:40 pm (2 years ago)

    You are very talented. To protect our ears, a winter headband is a stylish alternative for hat, especially if we want to have pony tails. Thank you :)


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