{FREE} Messy Bun Headband Knitting Pattern : Crackling Fire

Get the quick & easy beginner messy bun headband knitting pattern below. This is a trendy messy bun headband… the perfect Christmas gift for a teenager. This headband is knit flat and then seamed to join it in the round.


Available Sizes: One
Size: 20-22″ {51-56cm} Head Circumference
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
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Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit & Purl Stitches
Sew Seam


Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 45 – 55 yards {41 – 50 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} 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: 10″ width x 5 1/2″ height {25cm x 14cm}
Gauge: 8 STS & 21 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 3.0oz {85g}


Not reversible.
CO edge is the width.
Knit top down or bottom up.
Knit using the rib stitch, stockinette stitch & reverse stockinette stitch.

Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Row 1 = WS
Rows 1 – 4: *K1, P1*
Rows 5, 7: *K*
Row 6: *P*
Rows 8, 10:*K*
Row 9: *P*
Repeat rows 5-10 one more time.

Repeat rows 5-7 one more time

Rows 20 – 22: *K1, P1*
Row 23: BO IN *K1, P1* pattern

Sew the side edges together.
Weave in the ends.
Block, if desired.

Size Alterations:
To make it larger or smaller CO in increments of 2.


* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
STS – stitches


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