These ear warmer headband knitting patterns offer coverage and coziness to keep out the chill while keeping your style.
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Garibaldi Earwarmer Headband
May only be free a limited time. Garibaldi is a classic knit ear warmer made with super bulky yarn. It has a unique stitch texture which creates interest in this simple knit. Garibaldi knits up quickly and is ideal for scrap yarn. This is a great knit for an advanced beginner. Designed by The Knitty Pine.
Easy earwarmer with a twist. Recommended yarn Heat Wave is activated by daylight to keep you warmer. Uses one skein 198 yds/181 m of the recommended Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Red Heart.
Cable earwarmer knit flat. Written and charted cable instructions are included. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Juliana Lustenader.
Wide headband with stitch stitch pattern inspired the leaves of the fern. DK weight yarn. Designed by Suma Iyer.
Winter Blues Earwarmer
This headband is knit flat and gathered turban style with a band. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Mary Del Rio. Rated easy by Ravelrers
This earwarmer features a cable panel across the top and ribbed sides shaped using short rows. Designed by by Meg White. Pictured project by sew42mom
Bike Helmet Ear Muffs
Easy knitting pattern to create ear warmers that slip over the straps of a bike helmet and stay in place to protect your ears in cooler weather. Designed by Kristin Briney
Fun Floral Headband and Mitts
Matching lace headband and fingerless mitts with optional flower. Designed by Susie Bonell for Cascade Yarns.
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Grace Alexander’s easy earwarmer is knit in ribbing to adjust to your head size and is easily customizable to your favorite team colors.
Super bulky multi-color yarn make this an easy, yet stunning, ear warmer by Allison Green for Berroco.
Lace earwarmer from Berroco.
More Free Patterns
Fitness Headband / Earwarmer with Ponytail Hole
This ribbed earwarmer by Lynne Lounsbury features a ponytail hole at the back as extra protection for neck and ears created with short rows. Pictured project by purrminn
Intertwining Diamonds Cabled Ear Warmer
This cozy cable headband from Demi Knits features cables the form diamond shapes.
Criss Cross Cable Headband
Mari Doroud’s easy earwarmer features an all-over cable headband.
Anthro-Style Plaited Head Wrap
Melynda Bernardi’s easy pattern is inspired by an Anthropologie design from fall 2010.
This earwarmer from Berroco features a large cushy cable.
Julia’s Cabled Headband
Paulina’s earwarmer features three cables.
Button Up Headband
Nancy Anderson’s earwarmer is fastened with buttons so you can get the size you want.
Double Layer Cable Headband
This earwarmer from ABC Knitting Patterns is double layered for extra warm and knit sideways to make it easy to customize the fit.
Ear Warmer for Baseball Hat
The brim of your baseball hat fits through the slit in Susan Snyder’s ear warmer design to keep your ears warm when you’re wearing your favorite hat. Other designers have adapted for riding helmets and driving caps. Pictured project by CraftyDeb
Ribbed Ear Warmer
Kate Morgan’s headband features ribbing and faux cables in a pattern that takes less than half a skein of the recommended yarn. Pictured project by crazyartfarm
Kira Jessup’s easy ear warmer features an easy textured stitch that shows off multi-colored yarn.
This easy headband is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.
A simple cable pattern creates a textured stitch in this earwarmer from Berroco.
Patterns for Purchase
Celtic Roots Headband
This headband features a wide Saxon cable over the forehead and down to the ears where the cabling then attractively diminishes to a single cable at the nape allowing the headband to be worn with a variety of hairstyles, both up and down. Uses approx 76-84 yds (70-77 m) worsted weight yarn. Designed by ApiaryKnits
Twin Leaves Headband or Cowl
Earwarmer that can be worn as neckwarmer with knit leaf embellishments. Sizes baby, child, toddler, girl, woman, adult. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Myla Vayner
Serenity Turban Headband
Easy earwarmer with a twist knit in the round. Suitable for advanced beginners according to the designer. DK weight yarn. Designed by TwoArrowsandCo.
Versatile headband in adult, child, and toddler sizes can be worn with button in back or in front, and can even be worn as a cowl.
All four headbands knit up in super quick time – super bulky yarn on big needles.
Chevron Lace Headband
Quick and easy ear warmer with fun lace pattern.
Daisy Daisy Headband
This earwarmer featuring a floral motif comes in three sizes, from child to adult.
Leaf Motif Headband
This earwarmer features a leaf lace pattern knit in the round.
Ostia Ear Warmer and Hat
This cable and eyelet headband comes with a matching hat pattern.
Easy to remember lace pattern adds pretty texture but still keeps your ears toasty. Matching mitts available.