Cable Knit Headband— Free Pattern

cable headband

This is such an easy pattern for the adventurous beginner!

I am so excited to share with you my latest creation! Here you will find my free pattern to make this lovely cable knit headband or ear warmer. I used a fine 3-ply virgin wool to make this, but feel free to experiment. There are no decreases or buttonholes in this cable knit pattern, making it great for all of you adventurous beginners out there. Here’s how to make one:

cable earwarmer

Materials:  Cable needle, approximately 80 yards of yarn, button, size 6 knitting needles, darning needle

Cast on 24 

Rows 1, 3, 7, 9 (Right side rows) Knit 4, Purl 4, Knit 8, Purl 4, Knit 4

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (Wrong side rows) Purl 4, Knit 4, Purl 8, Knit 4, Purl 4

Row 5 (Cable row on right side)  Knit 4, Purl 4, Slip next 4 stitches to cable needle (as shown in image below) and hold in front of work, Knit next 4 stitches, Knit 4 from cable needle, Purl 4, Knit 4

how to use a cable needle

Continue in this pattern until you have desired circumference. I made 13 cable patterns and it fits well.

Cast off (following the knit, purl pattern of your last row)

Sew on button and weave in ends. Use the hole that the cable makes as a button hole.

Questions? Please feel free to ask 🙂



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Shelley Little has been a full-time freelance writer for 8 years. You can read her current work as a contributing writer at or at her knit and crochet blog

Posted on August 7, 2014, in free pattern, Ideas and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Looks great! I love the button so much! Where did you get it?


    • Thank you! Yes, the button certainly adds that final touch, doesn’t it? My mother gave me a big pile of buttons and this was in it, so I am very sorry but I’m not sure where the button originates from. Etsy certainly has plenty of artisans that make buttons…maybe look there?
      happy crafting!


  2. I love this and have added it to the headband page of my blog: Keep doing what you’re doing and have a great day 🙂


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