Looking for a quick and easy headband or maybe your first knit project? The simple knit headband is a beginner garter stitch pattern.
Sometimes I just want a simple project to zone out on. I’ve been knitting longer than I have crocheted and I can actually knit without looking (I can’t do that with crochet yet!), so this was a perfect project while I watched some TV with the hubs.
Design Story and Inspiration for the Simple Knit Headband
Now it’s time to put these new skills to use in a simple project! We will be using the garter stitch, which is just rows of knit stitches.
I designed this project to be a great first project for anyone learning to knit. It is made with super bulky yarn and is only 8 stitches wide, so it works up super quickly and allows you to get the hang of knitting.
About the Yarn
For this project, I chose Malabrigo Rasta, which is an amazing super bulky yarn with wonderful tonal shades.
I used this yarn for a sweater that hasn’t been released yet as well as the crocheted Rasta Mittens. It’s one of my favorites!
If you would like to substitute, any super bulky (size 6) yarn should substitute. I particularly like Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick or their LB Collection Fifty Fifty. I also love Sugar Bush Chill.
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This headband is worked flat on two needles and seamed in the back with the mattress stitch.
The video tutorial shows how to cast on with a crochet hook, work the knit stitch, bind off with a crochet hook, and how to seam.
Simple Knit Headband
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta (super bulky – 6), 1 skein Sombras
Needles: US Size 11 (8.00mm) Straight Needles
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
12 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in garter stitch (knit every row)
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
This pattern is so simple it only uses one stitch!
Approximately 18″ in circumference, will fit an average woman’s head
(This stitch is quite stretchy and has a lot of “give”.) 2.5″ wide
Simple Knit Headband Video Tutorial
Simple Knit Headband Pattern
Cast on 8 sts.
Row 1: knit (8 sts).
Repeat row 1 until piece measures 18″ from beginning.
Bind off. (See video tutorial if you need help.)
Use tail to sew seam in back.
Weave in ends.
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That’s it! Today we learned how to knit the Simple Knit Headband. If you are new to knitting, I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free knitting pattern.
Remember, you can always view all of my free knitting patterns here!