DIY Headband Knitting Pattern. This listing is for a downloadable PDF file containing a do-it-yourself knitting pattern.
Included in the pattern are complete instructions for all sizes: Adult XL, Adult M/L, Adult S, Child, Toddler, Baby, and Preemie.
Use this Basic Ear Warmer Knitting pattern to make your own seamless headbands. After you have learned to knit, purl, work in the round, and switch needle sizes, you can knit these basic ear warmers. (See purlsandpixels.com for free knitting lessons if you don't already have these skills.)
Adding a smooth stockinette center to your knit-purl-rib borders creates a classic knit look. With open tops, these headbands are perfect to wear with your hair in a ponytail or bun.
This pattern can be knit in the round in three different ways. Instructions are included for double point needles, the magic loop, and shorter circular needles. Pick your favorite method to knit in the round, then follow the instructions that match your chosen needles. Rather than binding off loosely, this pattern will have you bind off with a larger size needle to help ensure a smooth, even edge.
I used Caron Simply Soft for the design, but you can substitute any worsted weight yarn in this pattern. For this pattern, I recommend using a yarn made of acrylic, wool, or a combination of the two. Malabrigo Rios is a great yarn to use in this pattern, if you prefer wool. Make sure you check your gauge when substituting yarn. Try this pattern with variegated yarn colors (for example, Simply Soft Paints) to spice things up.
This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com/shop/, or to my Etsy Shop, purlandpixels.etsy.com/, so they may obtain a copy. I’d love to see your finished work! Tag your photos with @PurlsAndPixels on Twitter or Instagram.
This is a knitting pattern only. It is a digital download. This is not a physical item.