Seed Stitch knitted headband


The winter is over. So it’s time to think about new spring accessories. This time it is simple and absolutely cute headband that can suit not only adult, but also small fashion lady. Previously I already created Sandy winter cable hat and Sandy winter cable cowl using the same type and color of the thread.

I do believe that at the end you will get adorable set that you can present to somebody or wear it yourself.

For the whole headband I used seed stitch what is alternation of knit and purl stitch.

SIZE: Adult/baby

Gauge: 17 stitches = 4 inches


k – knit

p – purl

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


<> 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)


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.



Cast off all stitches and bind of leaving the long tail. I have done picture in the way I like to bind off stitches. Please check them below:







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





For the middle part of the headband cast 7 stitches and repeat the same seed stitch pattern. I have decided to use selvage stitches while I wanted to get nice-looking edges of the headband




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.


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

7 thoughts on “Seed Stitch knitted headband

  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?


    • 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.

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