{FREE} Oversized Headband Knitting Pattern : Whimsical Delights

Scroll down to get the free oversized headband knitting pattern… a simple version of a messy bun hat. Get the look of a messy bun hat without the decreases. Simple is my favorite kind of pattern!


Available Sizes: One
Size: 20 – 22″ {51 – 56cm} Head Circumference
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Beginner
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Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches


Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yardage: 110 – 120 yards {101 – 110 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Madeline Tosh Chunky
Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Circular Needles with a 16″ {40cm} Cable, or DPNs


Measurements: 6″ Height x 8 3/4″ {15cm x 22cm}
Gauge: 17 STS & 28 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 2.1oz {60g}


Not reversible.
Knit in the round with a circular needle.
When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.


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Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 72 STS, PM, join in the round.
Rounds 1-7: *K1, P2*
Flip it wrong-side out
Rounds 8-12:*K*
Note: Flipping it wrong-side out creates a small hole that you can sew up later, or leave it, I did, it’s only noticeable when you’re looking closely.

If you don’t want to flip it wrong-side out, you can purl the next 5 rows.}

Flip it right-side out
Rounds 13, 15, 17, 19: *K*
Rounds 14, 16, 18: *K1, P1*
Repeat rounds 8-19
Repeat rounds 8-12
Repeat rounds 1-6
BO in the K1, P2 pattern

Weave in the ends.
No blocking necessary.


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


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