Hats, Knitting, Pattern

Free Pattern: Girls Braided Cable Knitted Headband

With winter fast approaching here in chilly England I’ve been busy making up some Christmas presents with this wonderful pattern. I would like to share with you the girls size headband pattern as a freebie as it’s so quick and easy to whip up in a couple of hours – just don’t get distracted with the TV like I do!

Skills Needed:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cables
  • Basic Sewing

Tools & Materials

  • 4 mm needles (circular or straight)
  • Approximately 35 grams of chunky weight yarn
  • 1 button (optional)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors


Alongside the usual K = knit stitch and P = purl stitch you will also need to be aware of the following:

  • CF2 = put 2 stitches on the cable needle and hold them in the front
  • KCF2 = knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle
  • CB2 = put 2 stitches on the cable needle and hold them in the back
  • KCB2 = knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle

Pattern Instructions

Cast on: 18 sts and repeat the following pattern 16 times. I always recommend measuring the persons head if at all possible to ensure you get the perfect fit. If you need extra help with making the braided cable I have a dedicated article for you to refer to: How To Knit The Braided Cable.

  1. K3, P2, K8, P2, K3
  2. K5, P8, K5
  3. K3, P2, CF2, K2, KCF2, CF2, K2, KCF2, P2, K3
  4. K5, P8, K5
  5. K3, P2, K8, P2, K3
  6. K5, P8, K5
  7. K3, P2, K2, KB2, K2, KCB2, K2, P2, K3
  8. K5, P8, K5

Once you have reached your desired length (or done your 16 repeats) you will need to sew the two ends together. I prefer to use the Kitchener stitch as this provides a lovely finishing and is the least obvious join. If you need any help with doing the Kitchener stitch then please watch this video created by WEBS:



To put the finishing touches to your newly created headband you will need to do the three following things:

  1. Block the headband (use steam for acrylic wool)
  2. Sew on a button, bow, or any other accessory you would like to use
  3. Weave in ends and cut out excess yarn

If you would like to purchase the full pattern to have access to the other sizes then please head on over to my Etsy shop RelaxingWithYarn where you can find it plus more fabulous patterns.

This pattern is property of Relaxing With Yarn and is for your personal use only. You can not modify, sell or share this pattern. You can sell finished items made from this pattern, but please mention that the item is made using a pattern from relaxingwithyarn.com.
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