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Grab a FREE cable headband knitting pattern with a fleece liner. The warmest, coziest headband ever!

Listening to the crunch of the leaves with each step and feeling the crisp air mingling with the warmth of sunlight on my face… ahhhh, my favorite time of year.


  • 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
  • Bonus: Video, Checklist


  • Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
  • Knit & Purl Stitches
  • Cable Stitches
  • Clean Edge
  • Sew Seam


  • Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
  • Yardage: 65 – 75 yards {59 – 68 meters}
  • Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
  • Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles
  • Extras: Cable Needle, Fleece {Optional}
  • {Learn About Yarn Substitutes.}


  • Measurements, After Seaming: 3 1/2″ Height x 10′′ {9cm x 25cm}
  • Gauge: 12 STS & 15 rows per 3 1/2” {9cm} square, knit in the pattern below
  • Weight: 3.8oz {110g}


  • Not reversible.
  • The CO edge is the height.
  • Knit using a variation of the wild oats knit stitch.
  • If you’re going to line the headband, be sure to sew the fleece to the headband BEFORE seaming the ends together.

Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

  • CO 12 STS
  • Note: First 3 sts = edge, Middle 6 sts = cables, Last 3 sts = edge
  • Row 1 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K2, P6, K2, WYIF S1PW {set-up row}
  • Row 2 {RS}: K1TBL, K1, P1 [K2, WYIB S2PW, K2] P1, K1, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 3 {WS}: K1TBL, K2 [P2, WYIF S2PW, P2] K2, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 4 {RS}: K1TBL, K1, P1, [C3B, C3F] P1, K1, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 5 {WS}: K1TBL, K2, P6, K2, WYIF S1PW
  • Repeat rows 2-5 until desired length.
  • Fleece {Optional}:
  • I used a sherpa type fleece. You can get creative here and use just about anything. If you’re a quilter and want to use flannel and batting, that would look cute too!
  • When cutting use a 1/4” seam allowance, but it’s better to err on the side of too much than not enough, you can always trim it, thankfully you’re not working with a lot of fabric.
  • Before sewing together, put the wrong sides together.
  • Sew the fleece to the headband BEFORE seaming the ends together.
  • I sewed the fleece onto the headband by hand, but you can use a sewing machine.
  • Whichever method works best for you.
  • I sewed the fleece to the headband, all the way around. I didn’t sew the ends of the fleece together, so that it would have plenty of stretch.
  • End:
  • 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}
  • C3B – slip 2 STS onto a cable needle hanging at the BACK of your work, knit 1 ST, K2 STS from the cable needle.
  • C3F – slip 1 STS onto a cable needle hanging at the FRONT of your work, knit 2 STS, and then knit the 1 stitch from the cable needle.
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • RS – right side
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • S2PW – slip two stitches purl-wise
  • STS – stitches
  • WS – wrong side
  • WYIF – with yarn in front


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{FREE} Headband Knitting Pattern : Crisp Sunlight


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