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Knitting a headband

The FREE cable knitted headband pattern

If winter’s approaching and you haven’t had a chance to make yourself some new winter head gear, or you just want to try knitting a headband, here’s a FREE  quick and easy headband pattern to get you going.

The cable knitted headband pattern is a super simple and beginner knitting project. It’s a fun project to get you started in knitting.

It’s also a fantastic project for holiday gifts as it makes up quickly enough to be done before black Friday deals take over your free time. I used a skein of 6 super bulky Wool-Ease by Lion Brand.  I’ve included three size options that should have all your bases covered.

For a printable PDF version of this pattern, go here


Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Super bulky No.6 ( 1 ball we going to use
abut half of a ball )
Color pictured : Granite
Knitting needle size US 13/9 mm (any kind) I used this circular needle
Cable needle or any needle you have
Yarn needle

Stitches used & code
co = cast on
bo = bind off
k = knit
p = purl
st = stitch(es)
sl = slip stitch
rep= repeat
rs = right side
ws = wrong side

Note : This pattern is a 6 row repeat

S : Young teen= 17″ circumference stretches out to 20″ x 4.66″ tall
M : Most women = 19″ circumference stretches out to 22″ x 4.66″ tall
L : Larger heads = 21″ circumference stretches out to 24″ x 4.66″ tall

Gauge unblocked: 3 rows x 3 st = 1″

Here is the video tutorial for the headband

co 14 st

set up row (rs ), k all st
Row 1 ( ws ) k 4, p 6, k 4
Row 2 ( rs ) k all st
Row 3 ( ws ) k 4, p 6, k 4
Row 4 ( rs ) k all st
Row 5 ( ws ) k 4, p 6, k 4
Row 6 ( rs ) k 4, sl 3 st purl wise onto cable
needle hold in front of work,
k next 3 st, k 3 st on cable needle,
k last 4 st on knitting needle


S : rep row 1-6   7 more times.  total of 48 rows
M : rep row 1-6   8 more times. total of 54 rows
L : rep row 1-6   9 more times. total of 60 rows

Bind off
Size S bo at row 49
Size M bo at row 55
Size L bo at row 62

knitting bo fist 4 st, purling bo next 6 st,knitting bo last 4 st.
when you’re done bo, sew the ws together

That’s it, hope you have enjoyed this free pattern! Until next time.

Happy crocheting ✌💖🧶



Sunday 27th of March 2022

Just knitted the vest top. I did it yay 😀 but I think I need to practice sewing up 🤔 It came out ok considering I’ve never knitted before. It will be alright if I stand at a distance from people but all in all I did it and I will get better in time. Thank you x


Friday 1st of April 2022

With that attitude you're going to be a very skilled knitter, don't worry 😉 It's very impressive to just finish a garment, especially your first, most people don't. Give yourself the credit you deserve and wear it with pride. I was too scared to try knitting for years lol. Keep up the great work and thank you for all the love and support.

Colleen Randal

Friday 23rd of July 2021

I am just about finished your pattern for the Double Brimmed Hat. I love it. Am using the yarn you suggested and it makes it perfect. Please more knitted patterns as your pattern is amazing and easy to follow. Thank you!


Thursday 29th of July 2021

Thank you so much Colleen! I know, I always feel a little guilty for not giving more time to knitting patterns lol. I have made a few more recently but I always end up right back to crochet. Glad to hear you enjoyed the pattern, I appreciate your support. I'll definitely try to get more knitting projects up. Take care, all the best!


Thursday 20th of August 2020

Very easy pattern. Very helpful video, easy to follow. Very happy with my finished project!!!


Friday 21st of August 2020

Hi Judy! So happy to hear that. I'm not quite as confident in my knitting as I am my crochet, so it's nice to get good feedback. I'm currently working on some knitting projects, so you're comment was right on time for me. Thanks!