{FREE} Headband Knitting Pattern with Button : Perfectly Imperfect

Enjoy this FREE headband knitting pattern with a button! An advanced beginner headband pattern that’s easy and stylish.


Available Sizes: One
Size: 20 – 22″ {51 – 56cm} Head Circumference
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
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Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit & Purl Stitches
Increase & Decrease Stitches


Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 30 – 40 yards {27 – 36 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles

Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande
Lang Yarns Virginia
Phildar Phil Alaska
Rowan Big Wool Yarn
MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.


Measurements, After Seaming: 5 1/2″ Height x 8 1/2″ {14cm x 22cm}
Gauge: 9 STS & 13 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 1.6oz {50g}


Not reversible.
The CO edge is the height.


Click here to watch the “BO & Sew Seam” video tutorial.

Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Row 01 {WS}: K1, P1, K1
Row 02 {RS}: K1, INC1, K1, INC1, K1
Row 03 {WS}: K2, P1, K2
Row 04 {RS}: K2, INC1, K1, INC1, K2
Row 05 {WS}: K2, P3, K2
Row 06 {RS}: K2, INC1, K3, INC1, K2
Row 07 {WS}: K2, P5, K2
Row 08 {RS}: K2, INC1, K5, INC1, K2
Row 09 {WS}: K2, P7, K2
Row 10 {RS}: K2, INC1, K7, INC1, K2
Row 11 {WS}: K2, P9, K2

Row 12 {RS}: K13
Row 13 {WS}: K2, P9, K2
Repeat rows 12-13, 19 more times, approximately 16” {41cm} from the beginning.

{Increase or decrease the number of times you repeat rows 12 & 13 to fit a larger or smaller head circumference.}

Row 52 {RS}: K2, K2TOG, K5, SSK, K2
Row 53 {WS}: K2, P7, K2
Row 54 {RS}: K2, K2TOG, K3, SSK, K2
Row 55 {WS}: K2, P5, K2
Row 56 {RS}: K2, K2TOG, K1, SSK, K2
Row 57 {WS}: K2, P3, K2
Row 58 {RS}: K2, K3TOG, K2
Row 59 {WS}: K2, P1, K2
Row 60 {RS}: K2TOG, K1, SSK
Row 61 {WS}: BO in all purl STS

Sew CO & BO edge together.
Weave in the ends.
No blocking necessary.


* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
INC1 – make 1 stitch {I use a backwards loop}
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
K3TOG – knit 3 stitches together, creating 1 stitch.
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side
SSK – slip, slip, knit, Slip the first stitch to the right needle knit-wise, slip the second stitch to the right needle knit-wise, insert the left needle into the back of the 2 slipped stitches and knit together.
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side


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