Newbie Knitting | Easy Headband Project

Newbie Knitting | Easy Headband Project

For one of our first projects in my Newbie Knitting class, I wanted something fairly simple, quick to finish and something the girls in my class could wear to show off their new skills. This Easy Headband fit the bill. Add the Easy Headband to your Ravelry Queue.

Size 8 needles
About 30 yards of worsted weight yarn.

Cast On 7 sts.
Work in garter stitch (which just means knit every row).
To determine the length needed, measure your head.
Subtract 2.5 inches to find the length you need (the garter stitch is very stretchy).
When you reach your length, bind off leaving a 12″ tail.
Use a yarn needle and the tail of yarn to stitch the ends together.
Weave in ends.

Optional: You can add felt flowers, stars, etc and/or beads to add embellishments to your headband. Get creative.

Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art


  1. My daughter is a very new knitter (she learned over the summer while visiting her great aunt) I don’t knit so your tutes are a great reminder. I just had to tell you she knit this headband today since you posted. Her hands were flying. She has just started her second one. Much thanks.

  2. So cute! I am going to knit one up for my little girl right now. Thank you

  3. For the first time in my life, I went from very long hair to very short – just last February. So sadly, I probably can’t wear one BUT I know a cute little girl who will LOVE one or two or three! And I will see to it she has them by Christmas!

    Thank you for this great tutorial and pattern.

    I was wondering – could this pattern be tweaked to become a wide band that would cover ears on chilly days? What revisions would you recommend?

  4. I just made this tonight in variagated pink cotton. My 4 year old loved it and had to wear it to bed! Thanks for your tutorials, they have helped me remember knitting from a long time ago. And both my 4 year old and 10 year old are interested in knitting now!

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