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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Inspired by the classic floral crown and named for the Norse goddess, this headband is knit in daisy stitch and bordered by i-cord. Designed The Marvelous Mrs. Maker Designs. DK weight yarn. Pictured projects by PonderandPly and the cuppy1210.
Cabled headband with twisted cord ties. It’s a very quick knit, and uses less than 100 yds of worsted weight yarn, making it a great stashbuster for scrap yarn. The pattern is fairly easy, suitable for an advanced beginner and would be fine for a first cable project. Cabling can be done without a cable needle if desired. Designed Cyn. Pictured projects by Maj and the designer.
Bad Hair Day Head Scarf
Cute tie headband with an easy 4 row repeat drop stitch pattern. Great stashbuster. Designed Margo Snyder.
Brioche Twist Headband
Quick and easy reversible headband with bold stripes on one side and a two-color texture on the other – thanks to the stockinette brioche pattern. The headband comes in 3 different widths and 4 circumferences. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Susanne Sommer.
Colorwork headwrap with spots like a jaguar panther coat. Kit is also available. Designed by Sari Nordlund for Novita
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Lace scarf headband knit with a 10 row repeat. Uses less than one skein - 150 yards (137 m) - of sport weight yarn. Designed by Tanis Gray
Stephenie Ear Warmer
This headband combines classic cables and bobbles. Pattern includes written and charted instructions. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Vicky Chan
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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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.
This scrunchie ponytail holder is knit in 2 colors in the round. Match to school or team colors! Both written instructions and a chart. You only need small amounts of fingering weight yarn, so this a great use for scrap yarn. Designed by Sarah Bishop
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.
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!
English Rib Headband
An easy headband by DROPS Design that knits up fast in super bulky yarn.
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This headband features eye-catching cable work on a wide crown. The headband then tapers to an intricate 4 plait braid across the nape. Uses approx 105 - 110 yards (96 - 101 m) worsted weight yarn. Designed by ApiaryKnits
Cabled headwrap that's a quick two-evening project. Knitted with medium or bulky weight yarn, seamed at the back. The headband has two cables that twist in the center. Using about 60g or 77 yards. Sizes: toddler/child/adult woman. Designed by MukiCrafts
Marbella Cabled Head Wrap Scarf
Cabled headband featuring a plaited cabled centerpiece and long eyelet ties that tie (and stay tied!). Using just 50 g./ 80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m) of worsted weight yarn. Designed by Anne Potter
Sugar Run Headband
Cabled headband featuring three-stitch braided cables on each side framing the large alternating cable in the center. Uses 103-113 yds (94-103 m) worsted weight yarn. Designed by Apiary Knits
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
Lacefield Headband AKA Blue Leaf Headband
No longer free. 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.
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).
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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