Knitted Headband

I was looking for a fun, quick knit and in my searching for patterns I came across this headband.  I liked that it looked braided, but was really just cabled.  I changed the pattern just a bit, first because I did not understand what she was saying about how she cast on and the second – I didn’t have any super bulky yarn in the house.  Now I could have gone out and bought some, but I made a deal with myself that I needed to use up some of  (ok, a lot of ) the stash of yarn I already have in the house.

I did try one using size 13 needles and a much smaller yarn – it turned out ok, but not as tight as I would have wanted.  Then I tried size 11 needles and a thicker yarn – loved it!

Knitted Headband

Headband 1

Items Needed

Size 11 knitting needles, or size needed for your yarn
Bulky yarn (or your choice – the thickness of the yarn will determine the width of your headband)
Cable needle
Darning needle


C6F: Cable 6 front (slip three stitches onto your cable needle, hold in front, knit next three stitches and then knit the three stitches from your cable needle)

C6B: Cable 6 back (slip three stitches onto your cable needle, hold in back, knit next three stitches and then knit the three stitches from your cable needle)

Let’s Get Knitting!

1. CO (cast on) 11 stitches.


Row 1: K11

Row 2: K1, P9, K1

Row 3: K1, C6F, K4

Row 4: K1, P9, K1

Row 5: K11

Row 6: K1, P9, K1

Row 7: K4, C6B. K1

Row 8: K1, P1, K1

Continue knitting rows 1 – 8, until your headband measures about 18″.  You want to bind off on Row 7, following row pattern.

Headband almost

Sew your seam together and weave in all ends.

Headband seam

This is a pretty fast knit and pretty easy pattern to follow while you are watching your favorite show or listening to a great book on tape!

Stella was quite the poser for this photo shoot – here are just a few!

Headband 2

Headband done 3


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3 Responses to Knitted Headband

  1. Candace says:

    This is a cool pattern. I imagine it also looks great holding hair back. : )

  2. Jo says:

    Love it…..Stella is a great model.

  3. virginia says:

    Love it. Want to make one.

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