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Knitted EarWarmer or Headband Pattern

Updated on October 6, 2015

Earwarmer Headband

Knitted Horn Cable
Knitted Horn Cable

This cozy ear warmer or headband is a simple beginners project. But if the cable stitch is intimidating to you, I would define this as an Easy to Intermediate level pattern.

There is a large number of books with detailed instructions that help me learn back in the day. I found this pattern idea on a knitting book.

This is not the only way you can customize to your needs or preference. Using different size needles even with the same yarn with change the look of the finished product. But I'm sure you know that by know.

Knitting Needle, Worsted Weight Yarn &  Cable Needle
Knitting Needle, Worsted Weight Yarn & Cable Needle

Materials

Yarn: Read Heart with Love color of your choice

Or any Worsted weight yarn of your choice

Needle: 5.5 mm knitting needle & cable needle

Abbreviations

CO = cast on

k = knit

CB = cable back

CF = cable front

BO = bind off

WS = wrong side

RS = right side

cn = cable needle

st(s) = stitch(es)

sl = slip(ping)

Pattern

The horn cable is work on 16 stitches. Always knit the border sts: right and wrong side. You chose if you would like to knit the first stitch or slip the first stitch.

Horn Cable (16-Stitch)

C4B: Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold at back of work, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn.

C4F: Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold at front of work, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn.

Row 1 (RS—cable row): K4, C4B, C4F, k4.

Rows 2 and 4 (WS): Purl.

Row 3 (cable row): K2, C4B, k4, C4F, k2.

Row 5 (cable row): C4B, k8, C4F.

Row 6: Rep row 2.

Rep rows 1–6 for horn cable.

Finished Project
Finished Project

Cast on 28 sts

Row 1 (RS-cable row): k6, k4, C4B, C4F, k4, k6

Row 2 (WS): k6, P16, K6

Row 3 (RS-cable row): k6, k2, C4B, k4, C4F, k2, k6

Row 4 (WS): k6, P16, K6

Row 5 (RS-cable row): k6, C4B, k8, C4F, k6

Row 6 (WS): k6, P16, K6

Repeat rows 1-6 to obtain the desire length, BO and join the two pieces using your favorite method.


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      Kiana F. 

      3 months ago

      I like this pattern but I prefer doing headbands using a provisional cast-on (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wkQRG4Tmv4 starting at 2:30 is a good demonstration) so that I can just kitchener stitch the ends together. To do this, after picking up the stitches from the cast on, purl straight across the first row as a set up before beginning the pattern. This will also help make everything more seamless at the end.

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