Easy Knit Headband

An easy knit headband that doesn’t look like it’s for beginners.

Skill Level | Easy
Available Sizes | Baby, Toddler, Child, Tween, Adult

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a quick and easy knitting pattern (that isn’t a scarf), you’re in the right place. Our easy knit headband is perfect for new knitters looking for a project that works up in a few short hours.

This is a great project to start with if you want to learn how to knit on circular needles. Knitting a headband on circulars is probably the easiest project you can make. You’ll also get to practice your knit and purling skills as you work a popular ribbed stitch pattern.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need to complete this easy knit headband from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 20 yds; Patons Alpaca Blend yarn (colorway pictured: Birch) Color A
  • Approx 20 yds; Patons Alpaca Blend yarn (colorway pictured: Smoke) Color B
  • US 10 Circular Needle, 16″
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details

Abbreviations


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • P Purl
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sts Stitches
pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size
  • Baby 16″ circumference; 2.5″ width
  • Toddler 18″ circumference; 3″ length
  • Child 20″ circumference; 3″ length
  • Teen 22″ circumference; 3.5″ length
  • Adult 24″ circumference; 3.5″ length
Gauge

7.25 sts x 11 rounds = 2″
(rib stitch pattern)

You will use the following skills to complete this pattern (click on them to see our tutorial)

How to Knit the Long Tail Cast On

How to Knit the 2×1 Rib Stitch 

Additional Notes: Instructions for sizes are given as follows:

Baby (Toddler, Child, Tween, Adult)

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the pattern

Written Instructions


Round 1: CO 48 (56, 60, 68, 72) *K2. P1. Rep from * to end of round.

Rounds 2-9: Rep round 1. Break color A at end of 9th round and join color B.

Rounds 10-19: With color B, Rep round 1.

Finishing

Bind off in pattern. Keep your bind off as loose as possible to allow for the headband to stretch.


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