Wharfe Headband by Victoria Magnus

Wharfe Headband

November 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
38 yards (35 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

This simple headband only uses about 35g of Pendle Chunky yarn, meaning you can get two out of a 100g skein - or you could make a pair of fingerless mitts out of the leftovers. My Langrigg pattern is ideal for this.

I tie my hair up quite a lot, but I still really need to wear something warm on my head for dog walking when I do. I’ve made a couple of headbands from other patterns and they’re lovely but a bit loose for my liking, so I thought let’s make one in chunky and make it a bit tighter so that it actually stays in place.

This is so easy you’ll be able to resize it or make your own adaptations.


To quite tightly fit a head circumference of 59 cm / 23 inches

Depth - 9cm / 3.5 inches


Eden Cottage Yarns Pendle Chunky (100% superwash merino; 100m/109yds per 100g skein)

Shown here in colourway A Murder Of Crows

Needles & accessories:

5.5mm (US 9) 40cm/16 inch circular needle

Tapestry needle


11 stitches by 11 rows in stocking stitch after blocking (ie stretched)