Knitted baby headband Guide

A guide with selected knitted baby headband patterns.

Baby headbands are mostly quite easy to knit. A flat narrow strip either with garter stitch, ribbing, double-sided knitting or seed stitch to achieve a squishy texture. There are various ways to construct a narrow strip. Knit it flat or knit in the round. Variations and themes are achieved with the choice of yarn, yarn colours, and the types of embellishments. The following patterns are selected for the varied construction.

1. Scout Baby Headband

Scout Baby Headband
Image source: Allison Sanzon at Ravelry
This little headband looks like a turban with a simple twist. It is a quick knit taking up no more than 2 hours if you already know how to do ribbing and how to do a simple cable. The band was stitched together using a whip stitch but if you know how to graft using the Kitchener stitch, you might want to do a provisional cast on and bind the 2 ends together that way. It makes a seamless band. The knitted headband uses less than 1 skein of worsted-weight yarn and a pair of US size 7 needles.
Get the pattern for the Scout Baby Headband. Allison the designer has three more baby headband designs in her Ravelry store.

2. The Savannah Bow

Image source: Blue Sky Alpacas at Ravelry

A free pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas. Skills you require are knit, purl, and knit in the round. It’s really a very simple knit. The headband is knitted in the round in seed stitch, the bow is a rectangle also knitted in seed stitch and shaped by wrapping yarn tightly in the middle of the rectangle. The bow is then attached to the headband.

Get the pattern for the Savannah Bow.

3. Cutie Pie Baby Knit Headband

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This headband uses a simple stockinette stitch and the squishiness of the band comes from the fluffy yarn used. It is knitted sideways, joined and button attached.

The pattern is available in two sizes: 0-3 months and 3-6 months. It is available at B.hooked Knitting’s website and the designer provided 3 videos to show how to make this headband. Get the pattern for the Cutie Pie Baby Bib.

4. Floral Band

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This band starts and ends with a narrow garter border sandwiching a stockinette band. Create different colour combinations. The designer made some flowers as embellishments but you can use just about anything to accessorize the band.

I notice that most knitted baby headbands are designed for girls. This one is more flexible. Although it was initially designed for a girl, you can choose colours and buttons that are more suitable for boys.

Get the pattern for the Floral Band.

5. Little Gypsy Headband

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This pattern is worked as a single piece in the round. The texture is made by purling 3 rows and knitting 3 rows alternately.

Get the pattern for the Little Gypsy Headband at the Ink Stained Wife’s website.