My Favorite Cable Headband by Snickerdoodle Knits

My Favorite Cable Headband

June 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
25 - 70 yards (23 - 64 m)
Finished Circumference: 13" (15", 18", 20", 23") / 33 (38, 46, 51, 58) cm
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Over the past year, I’ve created this pattern and continued to alter it until I was really happy with the headband for myself. When I started selling knitted goods on Etsy, I continued to alter the pattern to fit a larger range of sizes. I love this cozy design so much that now I’m going to share my secret with you!

This is a fun, quick knit that creates a cozy warm ear warmer headband. I love to wear mine in all types of chilly weather! They are perfect for spring and fall walks, and even for the winter when you don’t want to wear a hat! Your yarn type will be the primary factor determining how warm your ear warmer will be. This pattern is available in sizes baby through large adult.

This pattern includes both the written instructions and charted instructions. I recommend knitting the size that provides 1-3 inches of negative ease, depending on the stretchability of your yarn.

For the free version of this pattern, visit my free knitting pattern blog post here. For a behind-the-scenes look at my design inspiration, and for yarn and color recommendations for knitting this pattern, be sure to check out this blog post!

Baby (Child, Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)

Finished Circumference: 13” (15”, 18”, 20”, 23”) / 33 (38, 46, 51, 58) cm

Finished Width: 2.5” (3”, 3”, 3”, 3.5”) / 6 (8, 8, 8, 9) cm

Approximately 25 (30, 55, 60, 70) yards / 20 (30, 50, 55, 65) grams of Bulky Yarn

Shown in Loops & Threads Charisma yarn, which is on the denser end of bulky yarns.

12 stitches, 16 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

US 10.5 / 6.5 mm knitting needles
Cable needle, or something to hold cable stitches on
Darning needle
Tape Measure

This pattern uses knit stitches and cable stitches.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters who used the time to provide feedback on this pattern design!

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link our pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have! Feel free to message me or contact me on social media with your questions and feedback.

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