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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.



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


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:


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.



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