Headband and Headwrap Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for head bands, ear warmers, head wraps, and head scarves to keep you warm, fashionable, with minimal mussing of your hair style.
Great for quick gifts, stocking stuffers, and stash yarn!
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Free Knitting Patterns
Beads and Bows Headband
This headband incorporates the bow or butterfly stitch with beads to create a stylish accessory. Designed by Christine Marie Chen
Blue Leaf Headband
Adrienne Krey’s headband features lace that’s pretty but not too open. She recommended chunky yarn. The pictured project by Lime Riot was done in worsted weight yarn.
Renate Ridley designed this headband with cable borders.
Lattice Cable Headband
The cables in Kerin Dimeler- Laurence’s design for Knit Picks given an almost woven effect.
Gina Jones designed is a knitted headband textured with a simple slip stitch pattern and finished with a ribbed band.
Bouquet of Headbands
Tanis Gray’s collection of 4 headband patterns feature leaf motifs and flower lace and are tied in the back.
This versatile pattern by Anne Hauge is great for leftover yarn and knitters have used it for pets and cowls as well as earwarmers.
Designed by Chemknits, this is a great use for leftover yarn — you can use up to 5 different colors! Chemknits also has matching patterns for mittens and hat.
“Bow Head” Bow Headband
Lauren Riker designed this headband with instructions for knitting with either circular or straight needles. She also has a video tutorial.
Finger Knit Ear Warmer
Free tutorial from Simply Maggie for finger knitting a headband in 15 minutes.
Center Row Lace Headband
Rewind Knits designed this simple but versatile earwarmer that can also be used in a neckwarmer.
Portsmouth Skating Hat
Julie Bierlein designed this headband after a skating hat worn in the 1950s. There are versions for bulky and for super bulky yarn, but can be adapted for any yarn.
Designed by Nancy Ricci, this cable headband pattern has wide and narrow versions. You can also wear the wide headband as a cowl!
Trio of Lacy Headbands
Kim Cameron’s designs for Knit Picks are perfect for beginners and all three take one skein of yarn.
English Rib Headband
An easy headband by DROPS Design that knits up fast in super bulky yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Phryne Head Wrap
This sumptious 1920s style lace headwrap was inspired by the character Phryne Fisher from the mystery series by Kerry Greenwood and the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries series. One of the 20 patterns in A Head For Trouble: What To Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues, and Solving Murders (20 Hats & Adornments Inspired by Lady Detectives of the Roaring Twenties).
This pretty lace-bordered headband comes in two sizes (pictured in the small size).
Flower Headband Earwarmer
This pattern comes with instructions for knitting AND crochet versions.
Lacy Head Wrap
This earwarmer is stretchy and versatile enough to be worn different ways.
Endless Braid Headband and Ear Warmer
Two versions of this design come in this pattern — the pictured ear warmer and a summer headband
Reversible Smocked Head Wrap
Quick project for reversible ear warmer with diamond smocking.
20 to Make: Headbands
Some headbands are knit in a single color, some have elaborate embellishments, and others are perfect for a single season and everything in between!