Cable Knitted Headband

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

It’s also the perfect project for holiday gifts as it makes up quick 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 rows 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


  • Judy
    August 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm

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

  • Knitcroaddict
    August 21, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    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!

  • Colleen Randal
    July 23, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    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!

  • Knitcroaddict
    July 29, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    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!

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