Twisted Headband Knitting Pattern

I recently saw a cute headband at Urban Outfitters and decided to try and make one myself. I'm really happy with how it turned out and thought I'd share my pattern with you. It's a very simple and quick knit with just one cable. 

And if you want to purchase the one you see in this post, you can here.

Lady by the Bay-Twisted Headband Knitting Pattern

Finished size: 5-1/2" wide x 19" long
Regarding the width, the edges roll in naturally and it can be worn as a narrow headband, or you can spread it out some and wear it wider. It really is nice how versatile it is.

I used size 7 needles and approximately 75 yards of Malabrigo Silky Merino (DK weight)  in the color Cape Cod Gray 429.

Lady by the Bay-Twisted Headband Knitting Pattern

Cast on 30 stitches

Knit 4 rows in garter stitch

Knit 9" in stockinette

To make the cable twist:
Knit 5, slip the next 10 stitches on a cable needle and hold to front
Knit the next 10 stitches
Knit the 10 stitches from the cable needle
Knit the last 5 stitches

Knit 9" in stockinette

Knit 4 rows in garter stitch

Cast off, leaving a long tail for seaming and weaving ends in

Use mattress stitch, or any stitch you like to seam the two ends together.

Lady by the Bay-Twisted Headband Knitting Pattern
How it looks in the back


  1. Looks great. Can't wait to try it.

  2. Cute and simple! Thanks for the pattern ;-)


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