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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Stephenie Ear Warmer
This headband combines classic cables and bobbles. Pattern includes written and charted instructions. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Vicky Chan
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.
Worship the Band
This headband creates a braided, or chain-like look to it, so it also works for bracelets, chokers… even cowls! Great for ribbon yarn. Perfect for festivals, special events, costumes. Designed by Marie Schurk. Bulky weight yarn.
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.
“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.
More Free Patterns
This versatile pattern by Anne Hauge is great for leftover yarn and knitters have used it for pets and cowls as well as earwarmers.
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.
Horizontal Ribbed Headband
This earwarmer by DROPS Design is knit flat and seamed, shaped with increases and decreases in the ribbing.
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.
Patterns for Purchase
The Sèk Headband and Ear Warmer
The Sèk Earwarmer marries traditional knitting with modern design. The statement ring functions as both a seamless finishing technique and unique character of the piece. Enjoy hand knitting or machine knitting this project. Uses 1 skein 140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m) of Aran weight yarn. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by DeBrosse
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).
- See more pics and get the knitting book A Head For Trouble on Amazon
- See the Phryne Fisher mystery books on Amazon
- Get the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries series on Amazon (DVD or streaming)
This pretty lace-bordered headband comes in two sizes (pictured in the small size).
Endless Braid Headband and Ear Warmer
Two versions of this design come in this pattern — the pictured ear warmer and a summer headband