Top Free Headband Knitting Patterns

As the summer draws to and end, it is time to start thinking about knitting some warm and cosy accessories.

Whilst knit hats are the obvious thing to make as the cold weather approaches, headbands will also be needed. They are perfect for hair up days, and are also faster and take up less less yarn than hats.

Headbands are in fact the perfect Knitflix project. No shaping, just knit and relax whilst watching a movie or your favourite series.

Furthermore, there are literally hundreds of free headband knitting patterns out there.

We have had a good look around the internet and found some of the best free headband knitting patterns for you to peruse.

Read on to find out what made the list – you can click on the photos or the headings to get to the free patterns. Please note that you might have to sign up to some of the websites to access the patterns. The patterns are free at the time of writing and this may be subject to change.

Our list of free headband knitting patterns

This list of free headband knitting patterns contains a mixture of yarn types and skill levels. You are sure to find the perfect headband to knit somewhere in this list!

Heia! by Drops Design

The first free headband knitting pattern on our list is one designed for men (although we think this design is suitable for all genders). Loving that Drops does include a wider range of models for their designs – there are several older models on their website, for example – very positive we think.

Drops have dozens of free headband knitting patterns, actually. Their patterns are translated from Norwegian and are generally chart based patterns rather than written. Just a heads up there in case you aren’t a charty person!

Hidden Falls Headband

This is a lovely headband knitting pattern, ideal for using up worsted yarn scraps. It is described as suitable for beginners and would be perfect for anyone wanting to learn or practice Fair Isle knitting.

Funky Chunky Headbands

This free headband knitting pattern is a collection of 3 really fast and easy designs knit up in super chunky yarn. A great stash buster and a perfect headband project for beginners.

Panther Headband

This awesome headband is knit in 4ply yarn using the Fair Isle technique. While this is not the fastest knitting pattern on our list, it looks amazing and would be well worth the time and effort.

Cold Weather Cables Set

Described as easy, this free headband knitting pattern comes with instructions for a pair of matching mittens. Knit in self striping yarn, the headband looks stunning as well as super cosy.

Sugar Bush Outdoor Set

Another matching set, this headband with matching mittens and scarf is more of an intermediate level knit. The Fair Isle pattern gives it a real wow factor.

Monogram Ear Warmers

How about this headband for an awesome personalised gift idea? The free knitting pattern contains an excellent alphabet chart which enables you embroider on any initials required. An excellent headband idea for people of all ages.


The kerchief is a free headband knitting pattern from Vogue knitting. We think this is really lovely for wearing all year round.

Head and Wrist Bands

Our next free headband knitting pattern is perfect for beginner knitters. We love the retro mood that this sporty set inspires.

Rosette Headband

This free headband knitting pattern offers the opportunity to practice the crocheted provisional cast on and grafting skills. The cosy looking, bulky headband takes only 2 hours to knit.

True Love Headband

The true love headband is something a little different. A pretty piece which would be wonderful as part of a date outfit. The free knitting pattern is available at Knitpicks.

Purl Stitch Headband

The purl stitch looks similar to garter stitch, but somehow has an extra something special. This free headband knitting pattern from Lion Brand will give you the opportunity to try it out!

We hope you have enjoyed our list of free headband knitting patterns. There are tons more out there on the web and we hope we have given you a good starting point to go and find the perfect knitting project to keep busy with.

See you again soon!

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