Friday 22 January 2021

Clyde Earwarmer Headband

 A cute and very easy to knit Earwarmer Headband ! 

I hope you enjoy knitting and wearing this !  

CLYDE Earwarmer Headband - with front gathering 

CLYDE Earwarmer Headband 

Clyde Earwarmer Headband ~   For Aran weight OR DK yarn 

Use Aran weight yarn for a cosy Earwarmer !


5mm needles

Aran weight yarn – around 40g



18sts = 4” (10cm)



Width – 5” (12.5cm)

Length – 18”  (easy to adjust)



Or DK yarn for a lighter Earwarmer


4mm needles

DK yarn – around 20g

Cable needle



22sts = 4” (10cm)


Width – 4” (10cm)

Length – 18”  (easy to adjust)

Cast on 22sts

Row 1:          Knit

Row 2:          K4, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k4

Repeat these last 2 rows until your work measure 18” from the cast on edge for an average size woman’s head – ending after working a Row 1.

It is easy to adjust the length.


Cast off

Join the cast on and cast off edges with a short seam.  Darn away ends

If you want to have a gathered Earwarmer  ~ 

Front strip

Cast on 6sts

Knit 23 rows

Cast off

Wrap the strip around at the seam of the headband, and join the cast on and cast off edges of the strip together. Put the join of the strip to the back of the headband and secure it with a few stitches 


To make other sizes ~  Measure the head, then subtract 3” and work until that length. 

For a smaller size suitable for a child ~ Use DK yarn and 4mm needles


CLYDE Earwarmer Headband - Child Size 


Cast on 16sts

Row 1:          Knit

Row 2:          K4, p2, k4, p2, k4

Repeat these last 2 rows until your work measures 12” to 17” from the cast on edge depending on the age of the child – ending after working a Row 1


As a rough guide for length ~

3 months                     12”                               6 months                     13”

6 - 12months               14”                               1 – 3 years                  15”

3 - 7 years                   16”                               8 - 12 years                17”


For the front strip – use the instructions above (from the teen/adult size) 


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In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

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  1. How can I prevent the ends from turn
    ing in? I'm half way through with knitting this but why won't it lay flat?

  2. I've knit 12 inches of this headband and do love the pattern However the ends turn under. Can I fix this? Does it need blocking? It's knit in Red Heart Soft acrylic yarn.