Knitted Headband – Free Pattern!

Halloween is behind us… the leaves have turned colours…

We are deep into November which for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere means it’s getting colder… and closer to gifting season!

With this in mind I thought I would gift you a little something!! 🎉🎁

Are you ready for today’s FREE knitting pattern?

A few months ago I wanted to use some cotton yarn I had in my stash, and thought it was perfect for making an easy headband for pulling my hair out of my face. This headband is made to be extra-long, then just knotted at the nape of your neck. Easy, breezy, and such a wonderful gift idea!

And best of all, it’s such a great stashbuster!! Find some cotton yarn and make some gift items (starting with one for yourself, of course)!

What’s great about this pattern is that while I used Knit Picks Dishie Yarn, which is a worsted weight 100% cotton, you can use something a little thinner if that’s what you happen to have in your stash. I could easily have used some of my We Are Knitters Pima Cotton as well!

And it’s a great beginner project! It’s knitted entirely in garter stitch, but has the added elegant finish of an i-cord edge. Ready to start?

Begonia Headband
FREE Knitting Pattern

Size: One size, made to your preferred length. Width is approximately 2.75″ / 7 cm. My length is 42″ / 107 cm. You will need it long enough to tie it together when worn.

Knitting needles, size 4.5 mm or US 7 or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle

4.5 st x 4 rows = 1”/2.5 cm in garter stitch

Yarn Recommendations:
Knit Picks Dishie Yarn or another DK or Worsted weight /category 3 or 4 yarn
Approximately 125 yards/ 114 m of Dishie Yarn

All The Obsessed Patterns are written in standard US terms.

CO Cast On
K Knit
Sl Slip
St Stitch
wyif with yarn in front


Headband is worked lengthwise, in garter stitch with i-cord edging on both edges.


CO 13.

Row 1: k10, sl 3 wyif.
Row 2: repeat row 1.
The yarn will be behind the work, 3 sts in. Start to k from the first st regardless of where the yarn is sitting. This will create the beautiful i-cord edge on both side edges.

Repeat this pattern until headband is your preferred length. My pink version is 42” or 107 cm.

Hope you enjoy making my Begonia Headband! Tag me #BegoniaHeadband @The_Obsessed to share your makes!

~xoxo, Aire

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