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Adult’s Easy Free Knit Headband Pattern

Ever since we first shared this easy free knit headband pattern for kids, we’ve been getting questions about how to make it to fit an adult. So today we are (finally) sharing the adult size knit headband pattern on the blog!

Knitted headband next to yarn and knitting needles.

Easy Winter Headband Knitting Pattern

Whether you are new to knitting or an avid knitter, this headband pattern is perfect for Winter crafting. It knits up so quick that you’ll likely want to make more and more. And of course if you have any little ones around, you can follow this child’s knitted headband pattern which includes sizes from XS to XL to make them a matching headband too.

Here is the video to follow along while making this headband pattern on our YouTube channel!

Materials Needed:

**We used straight needles for this headband to keep the instructions simple and at the beginner level. Of course, you could also knit this headband in the round using a set of circular needles in the same size.

A woman wearing a knitted headband.

Adult’s Easy Free Knit Headband Pattern Instructions

As I mentioned above, we’ll be sharing the video tutorial for this headband pattern soon. In the meantime, here are the written instructions for making your own Winter headband.

The Pattern

Worked back and forth on needle and sewn together at ends when finished.

Long Tail CO 44 Sts loosely.

Row 1: K2, P2, repeat 2×2 ribbing to end of row.

Row 2: K2, P2, repeat 2×2 ribbing to end of row.

Row 3: K row (RS).

Row 4: P row (WS).

Row 5: P row (RS). 

Row 6: K row (WS).

Row 7: K row (RS).

Row 8: P row (WS).

Row 9: K row (RS).

Row 10: P row (WS).

Row 11: K2, P2 repeat 2×2 ribbing to end  of row.

Row 12: K2, P2, repeat 2×2 ribbing to end of row.

BO loosely. 

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends.

Overlap the ends by approx. 1” and fasten buttons through both layers using needle and thread to secure headband in place.

Holding a knitted headband next to yarn and knitting needles.

If you’re wondering about the wood buttons I used, we make and sell driftwood buttons in our Etsy shop! I really like how pretty and natural they are against the wool.

More Knitting Patterns

Although these are our only free knitted headband patterns, we do have other free patterns you might enjoy. Check out all the yarn arts projects in our crochet and knitting gallery including this round up of 21+ knitted scarf patterns or this simple knitted shrug pattern.

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Collage of knitted headband, text overlay and a woman wearing a headband.

Adult’s Easy Free Knitted Headband Pattern

Jane and Sonja
A perfect Winter craft, this free knit headband pattern for adults is an easy beginner level knitting project.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Straight Needles US 13 (9mm)
  • Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Lion Brand Yarn Super Bulky, 170g
  • Darning needle for finishing purposes
  • 2x 1″ diameter decorative buttons
  • sewing thread and needle

Instructions
 

  • Worked back and forth on needle and sewn together at ends when finished.
  • Long Tail CO 44 Sts loosely.
  • Row 1: K2, P2, repeat 2×2 ribbing to end of row.
  • Row 2: P2, K2, repeat 2×2 ribbing to end of row.
  • Row 3: K row (RS).
  • Row 4: P row (WS).
  • Row 5: P row (RS).
  • Row 6: K row (WS).
  • Row 7: K row (RS).
  • Row 8: P row (WS).
  • Row 9: K row (RS).
  • Row 10: P row (WS).
  • Row 11: K2, P2 repeat 2×2 ribbing to end of row.
  • Row 12: P2, K2, repeat 2×2 ribbing to end of row.
  • BO loosely.
  • Weave in yarn ends.
  • Overlap the ends by approx. 1” and fasten buttons through both layers using needle and thread to secure headband in place.
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Cindy

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Hi So I am new to knitting. Love this look and I have learned both the knit stitch and the purl stitch. I am a bit confused though with the pattern instruction verses your video. On the pattern you have row 2 to purl 2 and knit 2. On the video you say knit 2 first and then purl 2 so on. Which is it. Help

Jane and Sonja

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi there, eek, sorry that was a typo! Follow the video - the 2nd row starts off with K2, P2 and so on until you reach the end of the row. Thankyou for reaching out!

Laurie Jean

Monday 15th of February 2021

Hi - is there no way to download this pattern so it's prints properly?

Jane and Sonja

Monday 15th of February 2021

Hi Laurie! You should be able to press the "Print Instructions" button in the card at the bottom of the post for a printer-friendly version. Happy knitting! Jane

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