Free knitting patterns for headbands and earwarmers. Updated 2/26/24
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Stretchy arrow lace headband for warmer days knit flat with a 4 row repeat. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lindsey Faciane.
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Lattice cable headwrap knit with a 12 row repeat with i-cord ties. Datter is Norwegian for daughter. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Vibrant Viking.
Striped Bramble Headband
Earwarmer knit with a solid color section of 4 round repeat texture bordered with colorful stripes. Worsted weight yarn. Austrian Skier Headband designed by MADuNaier.
Knit Below Headband
Easy wide headwrap knit flat in two row repeat Fisherman's Rib with one skein of Bulky weight yarn. F885 Knit Below Headband designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
A lovely knit flower that could be a rose or a peony is sewn with leaves to a headband cover which is really a large i-cord slipped over a plastic headband. Designed by Au Bout du Pré for Hobbii. DK weight yarn. A kit is also available that includes the plastic headband base.
Quick easy twist ribbed headwrap knit flat in one skein of Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Loopy Mango.
Easy headband knit flat with a 16 row repeat texture in one skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Stine Radicke for Hobbii. A kit is also available.
Adorable koala earwarmer with koala face and pompoms for ears. The face chart is for duplicate stitch but you could adapt for intarsia. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Spotlight Australia.
Flower Kids Headband
Knit flowers embellish the knit cover for a plastic headband. Designed by Au Bout du Pré for Hobbii. Lace weight yarn. A kit is also available that includes the plastic headband base.
More Free Patterns
Ramblin' Vines Headband
One skein lace earwarmer knit flat with a 12 row repeat and buttoned. Uses one skein 50g of Sport weight yarn. Designed by Ivy Sipes.
Easy turban style headband knit with flat with a 1 row repeat, then twisted and seamed. Uses one skein of red velvet Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Quail Studio.
Snow Drop Headband
Pretty earwarmer with motif created with knit below and slipped stitches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Along avec Anna. Available in English and French
Seed Stitch Turban Headband
Easy marled headwrap using 3 strands of Fingering weight yarn held together, knit flat in seed stitch. Designed by Dana Young.
Twisted headband with a stranded houndstooth pattern knit in the round with a 4 round repeat. The pattern is written for one size, but the headband circumference can be modified and easily adjusted. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Karolina Adamczyk. May only be free for a limited time.
Easy headband knit in garter stitch stripes that can be made with all those leftover scraps or with one skein of self-striping yarn Sock / Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lee Meredith.
Chevron Headband and Cowl
One skein versatile and cute earwarmer that can also be worn as a neckwarmer knit with a 12 round repeat welted zigzag texture that's perfect for self-striping yarn. Uses less than one skein of Fingering weight yarn. Chevron Head / Neck Scarf Designed by Belinda Hope.
Trekkin' Trails Headband
Lace edged cable earwarmer with button tab closure. Uses one skein 50g of Sport weight yarn. Designed by Ivy Sipes.
Headbands with a hidden pockets to keep keys, cash, or other small items, when you don't want to carry a bag. Pictured are the Owl Hideband, Proud as a Peacock Hideband, and Flow Hideband. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Deborah Tomasello.
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Knit earwarmer with twisted stitches that form triangular textures. Uses just 45-50 yards of super bulky weight yarn. Designed by crochetbyjennifer
Brioche Cowl and Headband
Learn how to knit brioche cables with this pattern for matching headwrap and neckwarmer. Pattern includes more than 75 pictures with step by step instructions. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by LiliaCraftParty
Frost Fighter Headband and Mitts Set
Matching reversible cable earwarmer and fingerless mitts. DK weight yarn. Designed by anna ravenscroft
Snowy Pines Headband
Earwarmer with a stitch motif inspired by pine cones dusted with freshly fallen snow. Uses less one skein of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Apiary Knits
Auburn Skies Headband
Earwarmer with wide, densely patterned, mirrored cable joined at the crown by a trio of chain links and a tapered chain link nape. Uses less one skein of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Apiary Knits