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Free Pattern: The Charlotte Ribbed Headband

Charlotte Ribbed Headband Knitting Pattern

Oh hey, we have a blog! We just never use it, except for today. We're releasing the incredibly easy pattern for our Charlotte Headband for free as a way to say thank you for all that you do for us! This is one of the only styles that's still around from our beginning days way back in 2016 (oh, wow) when I was just a college junior trying to stay warm and eat something other than ramen for the 5th night in a row. She's as sentimental to us as she is simple, but that's the way we like her. 

Here's what you need to know to knit up our Charlotte Headband, a classically simple headband that is a perfect first project to dive into the magic that are cables. 

Gauge: 14 sts x 12 row in k1, p1 fashion is 4" x 4" on size 10mm needles (US 15)

Yarn: Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick or Size 6 Chunky equivalent 

Final Measurements: 5" wide at the ear, fits 21"-23" heads


St(s) Stitch(es) Slp Slip st
K Knit st  C16F Cable involving 16 sts with yarn in front (explained in pattern)
P Purl st


Cast on 16 sts, turn your work between each row

Row 1: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row

  • Repeat row 1 but slp the first k st every row until you have knit 31 rows

Row 32: C16F in k1, p1 fashion

  • So, slip 8 sts onto your cable needle and bring it to the front of your work, k1, p1 the next 8 sts, then k1, p1 the 8 sts on your cable needle
  • Place a stitch marker to make it easier to count your rows from here

Row 33: slp1, *p1, k1 repeat from * to end of row 

  • Repeat row 33 until you have knit 30 rows from the cable

Row 64: Cast off in k1, p1 fashion

You can choose to seam your headband together in any way you wish! Whether you choose to use an invisible seam or knit the two ends together as you cast off (like I do) it's your personal preference. 

This headband is so quick and easy it wouldn't be hard to make one in every color! If you use this pattern to make your next headband, let us know! We'd love to see your beautiful work and do a cyber happy-dance with you.


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