Seed Stitch Knitted Headband Pattern

Knitted headband pattern for women

The winter is over and it’s time to think about new accessories for the spring. This time I decided to show a simple and cute knitted headband pattern that can fit an adult, as well as a fashionable lady. Recently, I've shared sandy winter cable hat pattern and sandy winter cable cowl pattern using the same type and color of the thread.

I'm absolutely sure that in the end you will get an adorable set that you can present to one of your friends or wear proudly yourself.

To knit the headband I used a seed stitch technique that is essentially an alternation of knit and purl stitch.

Knitted headband pattern:

Size: Adult/baby

Gauge: 17 stitches = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

selvage stitch – always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 2 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.5 mm. You can use circular or straight needles as well;

<> Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Sandy color. (0.5 skein)

Start of the knitted headband pattern:

Cast on 15+2 (selvage) stitches. In total 17 stitches. Be careful at the end you should receive odd number of stitches.

Row 1: selvage stitch  (slip the first stitch), *k1, p1, repeat from * to the last stitch, selvage st (purl).

Repeat Row 1 until the piece measure the size of your or baby’s head.

Start of the knitted headband pattern - casting on first stitches

Knit the headband until it measures the size of your baby's head

Cast off all the stitches and bind off, leaving the long tail. I have arranged all the pictures in a way I like to bind off the stitches. Please check them below:

Bind off the stitches for the knitted headband pattern - step #1

Bind off the stitches for the knitted headband pattern - step #2

Bind off the stitches for the knitted headband pattern - step #3

Bind off the stitches for the knitted headband pattern - step #4

Bind off the stitches for the knitted headband pattern - step #5

Bind off the stitches for the knitted headband pattern - step #6

Sew together both ends of the headband. Do not cut yarn, instead pull the yarn to make the wrinkled look.

Sewing both ends of the knitted headband - step #1

Sewing both ends of the knitted headband - step #2

Sewing both ends of the knitted headband - step #3

Sewing both ends of the knitted headband - step #4

For the middle part of the knitted headband cast on 7 stitches and repeat the same seed stitch pattern. I have decided to use the selvage stitches since I wanted to get a nice-looking edge of the knitted headband.

Start knitting the middle part of the headband - step #1

Start knitting the middle part of the headband - step #2

Combine the middle part of the headband with its main part

Combine middle part of the headband over the main part and sew it from the backside. On the picture you can see how it looks from the backside.

finished knitted headband made with a seed stitch

We are done, the headband is ready. Enjoy it! I love reading and answering your comments, so feel free to leave a like or even a dislike in the comment section. Keep in mind that you are more than welcome to share your own projects here!

13 thoughts on “Seed Stitch Knitted Headband Pattern

  1. Jeannette

    thanks for the lovely snood hat and headbandthey are ideal for for my 5 year old grandchild for her birthday thank

    • crazyhands

      Thank you Jeannette. Please enjoy it

  2. Susan

    You indicated that the knitting needles should be 3.5 cm in diameter, but those would be HUGE! Going by your photos, it looks like you meant to indicate that they should be 3.5 mm. Is that correct?

    Also, regarding the piece for the middle part of the headband… I like the amount that you have cinched your headband. How long did you make the piece to achieve that look?

    Thanks!

    • crazyhands

      Thank you Susan. It was indeed my mistake. About the middle part of the headband, the length is about 10-11 cm. When you sew it, try to sew it as well to the main part to avoid twisting

      • Susan

        I started with 3.5 mm needles and it’s just right. 🙂 Thank you for the other info… and that’s a great tip!

  3. Patricia Thompson

    Saw headbands for chemo patients, while browsing, but can’t seem to see it again. Looking for these as I am in recovery.

  4. Shelly

    How long should this be for a newborn? I’d like to make it for my friend who is having a girl, but don’t have any babies to test it on!

    Thanks, it’s really a beautiful headband!

    • editor

      38-40 cm circumference for newborn baby

  5. Pam

    I think the length of the the middle part is way to long. I did 8 or it doesn’t pull the headband in.

    • editor

      Make it less if it is too long. Good luck!

  6. Brittany

    Does this mean that we are slipping the stitch at the beginning and end of each row? Or is it meant that it is slipped for the very first stitch and the very last?
    “Row 1: selvage stitch (slip the first stitch), *k1, p1, repeat from * to the last stitch, selvage st (purl).

    Repeat Row 1 until the piece measure the size of your or baby’s head.”

    • Crazy Hands Knitting Editor

      Hi Brittany.
      It means you slip always first stitch and you purl always very last stitch.

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