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Headband and Headwrap Knitting Patterns

by | Nov 19, 2015 | Accessories, Featured, Hats

Headband Ear Warmer Head Wrap 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!

For more earwarmers and headwraps see

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Beads and Bows Headband

Beads and Bows Headband

This headband incorporates the bow or butterfly stitch with beads to create a stylish accessory. Designed by Christine Marie Chen

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Free knitting pattern for Blue Leaf Headband and more headband knitting patterns

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.

Free knitting pattern for Green Forest headband and more headband knitting patterns

Green Forest

Renate Ridley designed this headband with cable borders.

Free knitting pattern for Lattice Cable Headband and more headband knitting patterns

Lattice Cable Headband

The cables in Kerin Dimeler- Laurence’s design for Knit Picks given an almost woven effect.

Lola Headband Free Knitting Pattern

Lola Headband

Gina Jones designed is a knitted headband textured with a simple slip stitch pattern and finished with a ribbed band.

Get the free knitting pattern

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Free knitting patterns for Bouquet of 4 Headbands and more headband knitting patterns

Free knitting patterns for Bouquet of 4 Headbands and more headband knitting patterns

Bouquet of Headbands

Tanis Gray’s collection of 4 headband patterns feature leaf motifs and flower lace and are tied in the back.

Free Knitting Patterns for Ziggyzag Headbands

Zigzaggy Headband

This versatile pattern by Anne Hauge is great for leftover yarn and knitters have used it for pets and cowls as well as earwarmers.

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Ombre Headband

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.

Free knitting pattern for Bow Head Bow Headband and more headband knitting patterns

“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.

Free knitting pattern for Finger Knit Ear Warmer headband and more headband knitting patterns

Finger Knit Ear Warmer

Free tutorial from Simply Maggie for finger knitting a headband in 15 minutes.

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Center Row Lace Headband

Rewind Knits designed this simple but versatile earwarmer that can also be used in a neckwarmer.

Free knitting pattern for Retro Skating hat headband and more headband knitting patterns

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.

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Vanessa Headbands

Designed by Nancy Ricci, this cable headband pattern has wide and narrow versions. You can also wear the wide headband as a cowl!

Free knitting patterns for a trio of Lacy Headbands and more headband knitting pattern

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.

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Horizontal Ribbed Headband

This earwarmer by DROPS Design is knit flat and seamed, shaped with increases and decreases in the ribbing.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting pattern for Chambray Headwrap

Chambray Headwrap

This pretty lace-bordered headband comes in two sizes (pictured in the small size).

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Flower Headband Earwarmer

This pattern comes with instructions for knitting AND crochet versions.

Knitting pattern for Lacy Headwrap and more headband knitting patterns

Lacy Head Wrap

This earwarmer is stretchy and versatile enough to be worn different ways.

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Endless Braid Headband and Ear Warmer

Two versions of this design come in this pattern — the pictured ear warmer and a summer headband

Knitting pattern for Reversible Smocked Wrap

Reversible Smocked Head Wrap

Quick project for reversible ear warmer with diamond smocking.

Knitting book for 20 headband patterns and more earwarmer knitting patterns

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!

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