Looking for a quick and easy gift idea? Try this velvet headband pattern – all you need to know is how to knit and purl!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Easy Velvet Headband
I designed this easy knitting pattern as part of the Holiday Maker’s Challenge – an 8 week challenge where we work together to create as many gifts as possible before Christmas. This pattern was created for week 6 and I love the way it turned out!
Gifts for this challenge had to fit the following criteria:
- They must be easy enough for an advanced beginner
- They must use stash yarn
- They must be quick to make
- They must be an item that is well-received by recipients
If a pattern ticks off all the boxes on that list – it’s a GO!
Want to join the challenge? It’s open until Christmas! Click here to learn more.
Yarn Options for a Velvet Headband
For this design to be as cozy and comfy as possible, it’s best to use a velvet yarn. You do have several options for these now!
I choose Bernat Velvet, which is a bulky (category #5) yarn, so it works up nice and thick. I picked mine up at my local JoAnn store with a coupon so it was very inexpensive – and I have a ton of the skein left over for other projects.
You can also use one of these velvet yarns:
If you don’t want to use a velvet yarn, you can totally go with another bulky yarn that gets gauge.
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Velvet Headband Pattern Details
Headband/Ear Warmer is knit flat on straight needles and seamed in back, making this a perfect project for someone who isn’t comfortable knitting in the round yet.
A two stitch garter border is on each side with 10 stitches of Stockinette stitch in the middle.
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Easy Velvet Headband
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Bernat Velvet, or any super bulky velvet yarn
Hook: US Size 10.5 (6.50mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 14 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in St st
Finished Size: Approximately 20″ circumference – stretches to fit most adults
Headband/Ear Warmer is knit flat on straight needles and seamed in back.
A two stitch garter border is on each side.
Velvet Earwarmer Pattern
Cast on 14 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K2, p10, k2.
Repeat rows 1-2 until piece measures 20″ from beginning, ending with row 2.
Bind off knitwise.
Use yarn tail to sew cast on edge to bound off edge using the mattress stitch.
Weave in ends.
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