10+ Knit Headband Patterns for all Knitters! Knitted headbands are perfect for gifts, hair accessories, or perfect for making sure your hair stays neat and tidy as you go about your day. Thanks to the crafting community, knitted headbands come in many different styles! Today, we’re going to be talking about our favorite knitted headband patterns ranging from plain and easy, to slightly trickier knits that have more oomph! and tons of details. Ready? Then keep on reading! What You Need to Knit Headbands! These knit headbands may have different levels of difficulty, but they have one thing in common: all you need are the basic knitting materials! So let’s take a look at what these might be: Knitting Needles – To complete any knitting project, you will need a pair of sturdy knitting needles. Check your yarn ball’s to see what the suggested needle size is before you get started. Pro tip: For beginners, we recommend that you opt for needles that have some “grip” to prevent your yarn from slipping off the edge. A great pair to start with are wooden knitting needles! Yarn – Your knit headband should be comfortable to wear. This is where yarn material comes into play! Acrylic yarn can be a good option because it’s washable and afforadable. Cotton is a great alternative, however it’s not as elastic as other yarns. Lastly, wool yarns are cozy but might be itchy for people with sensitive skin. Always test out a new yarn by touching it to your neck or the inside of your wrist to see how it feels. Scissors – A pair of scissors is another important tool that you will use for all of your knitting projects. You’ll need them to cut yarn tails and hide loose ends. Stitch markers – You might need stitch markers to keep track of where you are in a given pattern. We love using markers that can open and close, also called “removable stitch markers” for all knitted projects! Yarn/darning needle – You will need a yarn needle or darning needle to sew in the loose yarn ends. Knit headband pattern – Don’t forget to pick out your absolute favorite knit headband patterns on this list! 10+ Knit Headband Patterns from Easy to Tricky! Ready to slay your headband game? Have a look at these absolutely gorgeous free knit headband patterns! Disclaimer: This article contains links to external unaffiliated websites. © DROPS design 1. Blushing Ivy Headband By: DROPS design YARN: Aran SIZE: Small – XL This simple knitted headband is both lovely and can really help keep your hair nice and tidy when you’re walking around town. The Blushing Ivy Headband uses a basic ribbed knit stitch, perfect for a knitter in a rush. The best part? Ribbing is super elastic which means that this headband will stay cozy over your ears no matter how stiff the breeze is. Get the pattern > © DROPS Design 2. Saturn Rings By: DROPS Design YARN: Aran SIZE: One size Playing with texture can take your style from plain to out-of-this world. This Saturn Rings knitted headband pattern is the perfect accent piece that’s also super functional. The ridges are created by alternating knit and purl stitches. A great project for any beginner knitter! Get the pattern > © Brome Fields 3. Whimsical Delights Headband By: Brome Fields YARN: Bulky SIZE: One size I have another beginner-friendly pattern for you! Let’s take a closer look at what makes this pattern so neat. First, the ribbed edges create a snug fit without any curled edges. Next, the knit and purl rows make it possible for the headband to flex across a variety of widths. See the pattern > © Mirella Moments 4. Headband with a Twist By: Mirella Moments YARN: DK SIZE: Adult The Headband with a Twist is typically what we first think whenever one mentions knitted headbands! It’s a classic look that many people wear with all sorts of outfits. The simple twist can be worn at the top of the head or off to the side for a jaunty look. Get the pattern > © My Favourite Stitches 5. The Knitted Crown By: My Favourite Stitches YARN: Aran + Fingering SIZE: Baby – Adult Headbands don’t have to be simple. They can be fun accessories too! The Knitted Crown headband pattern is an adorable project guaranteed to bring smiles to people’s faces. Don’t we all deserve cool knitted crown headbands? Get the pattern > © Katherine Young 6. Garter Be Kidding Me By: Katherine Young YARN: DK SIZE: Adjustable Ok, it’s time to talk about headbands for kiddos. Little knitted bows are so adorable! The Garter Be Kidding Me pattern creates the cutest little headband that is the perfect hair accessory for every sweet baby. You can even make this for your pet too! Get the pattern > © Kendra Nitta 7. Serenity Smocked Headband By: Kendra Nitta YARN: DK SIZE: 15″ circumference x 3″ wide OR 18″ circumference x 4″ wide A slightly more intermediate knit, the Serenity Smocked Headband pattern is the perfect cozy project for beginners who want to level up their skills! The beautiful textured pattern across this knit headband is made using 2×2 ribbing with wrapped stitches to create the smocking. The headband is finished with Seed Stitch along the edges for even more texture! Get the pattern > © Brome Fields 8. Cable Knit Headband By: Brome Fields YARN: Super Bulky SIZE: One Size I can’t believe we’ve made it this far in the list and only just now gotten to a cable knit pattern. Cables can be challenging stitches to learn but this pattern is a great way to practice the stitch and get the hang of how cables are constructed. Get the pattern > © Mirella Moments 9. Wildflower Headband By: Mirella Moments YARN: DK SIZE: Adult Medium Some people love the texture, but aren’t too fond of bulky fabrics. That’s where the Wildflower Headband comes in. This is a lovely knit headband pattern rich in texture knit in a lighter-weight yarn. This particular headband is created using the simple stockinette stitch and a beginner-friendly braided cable pattern to create this charming design! Get the pattern > © Mirella Moments 10. The Thicket Headband By: Mirella Moments YARN: Aran SIZES: Adult Time to bring some nature into this round up of headband knitting patterns! Leaf-like details always have an elegant, yet laid-back feel. The Thicket Headband pattern is a lovely hair accessory perfect for a casual day out or a nice, intimate meal with friends or loved ones. Get the pattern > © Priscillia Uloho 11. Woven Cable Headband By: Priscillia Uloho YARN: Aran SIZES: Adult Time to up the ante! You’re probably sick if seeing the same old cabled headbands and might want something with a bit more detail. If you’re ready to take up a more challenging knit headband pattern, then the Woven Cable Headband should be the perfect project. The pattern itself might be a bit more complicated, but it’s small enough that experienced beginners can still practice the “trickier” cable pattern without the pressure of taking on a larger project! Get the pattern > © Priscillia Uloho 12. Eleanor’s Hugs and Kisses By: Priscillia Uloho YARN: Bulky SIZES: Adult This adorable cable knit headband pattern shows you another way to use cable stitches in a fun repeating XO pattern. I love that it looks simple but uses some fun techniques that keep my brain busy while I’m knitting. Get the pattern > Knitting hair accessories that slay! Ok, now that you’ve seen a whole world of incredible headbands you’re ready to start knitting up a storm, yes? Gusts of wind will be no match for your new accessory collection! Headbands can be great presents that you can stitch up within a day which makes them the best last-minute knit gift there is. Knit headband patterns come in a range of different designs. You can take each one a step further by choosing the perfect yarn! You can shift the aesthetics by choosing bright color shifting skeins, or tweedy classic textures in your next knit. Hhopefully these patterns were all the inspiration you needed to grab a skein and pair of needles! My top favorites from this list are The Thicket Headband and the Serenity Smocked Headband patterns! Which ones will you be trying out? We have many more knitting patterns that are perfect for gifting! Check out these 12 FUN AND FESTIVE CHRISTMAS KNITTING PATTERNS! and 10 FREE KNIT HAT PATTERNS TO TAKE YOUR WINTER OUTFITS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!