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

Our easy knit headband is a great project to knit when you need a cute accessory fast. The stitch pattern is simple enough for beginner knitters and you’ll get some practice knitting on circular needles.


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.

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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 is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t affect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources:

Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight

3 Things you Must Do to Substitute Yarn on B.Hooked TV

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pattern details


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


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)

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.


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

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