Headbands? Head Wraps? Also known as Earwarmers!

I made a few gifts for Christmas this year.  I didn’t have a whole heck of a lot of time to knit so I wanted to find a good pattern that I also thought would knit up fairly quickly.  I thought a headband might be a practical but fun gift, so I went looking for patterns.  I found such a simple but fun to make pattern.  It’s called the “It’s a Cinch Head Wrap”.

I used a Knit Picks Swish DK weight to make these. It’s a nice reasonably priced superwash wool, and I enjoy knitting with it.

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You simply knit a garter stitch rectangle.  Then you whip stitch the ends loosely.  Next, you just gather it by pulling on the yarn ends.

In the pattern, the designer finished the headband by wrapping yarn around the gathered portion.  I didn’t like this much, or rather, I was not able to make it look very nice so I looked at the other ravelry projects and found another person who had finished it in a different way.  She knit a stockinette stitch strip, wrapped it around the gathered portion and sewed it securely in place.  I love how this looks.

So I took some pictures of my headbands as shown above and again below:

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Cute yes?  But so much cuter modeled by my nieces and sister-in-law.

mikayla-headband

Her sister looked really cute in hers as well, but I failed miserably in my photos and ended up with two very blurry substandard pictures.

I love it on my sister in law.

holly-headband

And its versatility is demonstrated by how cute the same headband looks on my niece:

lila-headband

I think they are so cute on my beautiful models.

I plan to make more of these!  I saw where Redheart has a reflective yarn.  I’m going to try that out next I think.

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29 thoughts on “Headbands? Head Wraps? Also known as Earwarmers!

    • Thanks for your comment! I am surprised at myself for not including what yarn I had made these with in my post! I usually try to do that. I edited the post to include that information! 🙂

  1. the directions don’t show the knitted tie in the middle. how do you do that instead of ust wrapping yarn around the middle? thx

      • There is a link to the pattern at the top of the blog post. I linked it up on the title “It’s a Cinch”. However, this takes you to ravelry. I am going to email you a pdf of the pattern in case you are not on ravelry! Please let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

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  3. is there a video or instructions where I can learn to knit the ear warmers? When ever I click on the link its not the same thing and the instructions don’t show up!

  4. Instructions are under the link for its name – at the top of the post -click on its a cinch head wrap ( in green type )

    • Thanks so much for this reply! I hopefully also emailed the commenter. I am bad about replying on the blog and instead usually email. I am never quite sure if the commenter will get a notification otherwise! 🙂

  5. I really love your version of the earwarmer. It is beautiful. However, I would like to know the specifics such as needle size and how many stitches for the part that wraps around the earwarmer. Thanks. By the way – there are no green words below the name of the pattern, at least I couldn’t find them. Sorry.

    • I will send you a pdf of the pattern. I don’t know why the link is not showing up! I used the same needles size that I used for the pattern. I cast on 12 stitches (for worsted weight) and then knit it until I was happy with the length. 🙂 That is, until it would wrap around the headband. I had to decide how tight I wanted it, and then I cast off. The nice thing is that it is not an exact process, and you can vary the length a little and still be fine!

  6. Please email me the instructions. Size of needles. Width and length how many stitches and details of cute bow in front. Have many girl grandchildren who would love this also am hearing things about boot cuffs. Any easy patterns for these. Thank you. Appreciate it so much

  7. hia please could you also send me a pdf of the pattern 🙂 i am new to knitting and would love to give one of these a go 🙂

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