With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Knitted Headbands/Ear Warmers

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Knitted Headbands/Ear Warmers

There are lots of noggins in my family so I love that these cute knitted headbands work up quickly.
The kids love them and the pattern is easy to alter for lots of different looks.

Knitted Headband / Ear Warmers
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I do hope these instructions are clear. I pretty much work as I go and make decisions and pattern choices along the way.

I'll start with Cambrie’s Aqua Knitted Headband/Ear warmer with Bow (top right in above photo)
Yarn: Vanna's Choice
Needles: #9

Cast on 15 stitches
ROW 1: K
ROW 2: K2 P11 K2
Repeat row 1-2 until piece measures 15-inches
Bind off leaving a length to yarn. Fold piece right sides together lining up the short sides; sew edges. Knot and weave in ends.

Cast on 11 stitches
Knit each row until piece is 8-inches long.
Bind off leaving length of yarn; sew ends together and using same length of yarn, wrap several times around center of bow to shape. Secure to the headband with a few stitches; knot and weave in.


  • Depending on your preference, make either side of the knitted piece the right side. I like both looks.
  • I like the way the edge looks and work either 2 knits or 3 knits on both edges.
  • Cast on however many stitches you want to create desired width of the headband.  Less cast on stitches for a thinner headband and more for a wider one.  Also consider the weight of your yarn and choose the needle size that you prefer.
  • The Basket weave (Chloe's chartreuse green Headband, bottom left in photo) just alternated rows in sets of four. 
  • Leave headband plain or add a bow or knot (or sometimes I call it a tab. Guess I should make up my mind :)

Here is what I did to make Shaela’s Knitted Dark Blue Headband / Ear warmer (above photo) 

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice
Needle: #9

Cast on 16 stitches
ROW 1: K2 P2 K2 P2 (always K first 2 stitches and last 2 stitches)

Knit to a length of 17-inches long
Bind off leaving a length to yarn. Fold piece right sides together lining up the short sides; sew edges. Knot and weave in ends.

Cast on 5 stitches
ROW 1: k
ROW 2: P
Continue row 1-2 until piece measures 4-inches long.
Bind off leaving long length of yarn.
Wrap tab around knitted headband covering the seam; stitch closed and secure to the headband so it doesn’t slide around.


Jedidja said...

Thank you! Love this small projects!

NanaDiana said...

Your knitting skills are amazing. One thing I have never learned to do---darn it. xo Diana

Karen said...

These are beautiful and practical too!

Ann said...

These look adorable on all those little noggins :)

Debby Ray said...

These are absolutely darling and so very practical!

handmade by amalia said...

These headbands are adorable, as are the grandkids.

Maggie Ann said...

Your grandchildren are adorable models and your headbands are so so nice. Your knitting looks just like store bought things. I am so impressed! =)

krishna said...

All the headbands are very cute!!!

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Adrienne said...

What a great idea! These are great gifts and so cute!


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