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As featured on Clover Needlecraft!

This beginner-friendly knitting pattern AND an accompanying series of video tutorials will provide new (and experienced) knitters with all that they need to create a beautiful messy bun headband. These twisted headbands are wildly popular, and I thought this pattern would be a fun alternative to the typical beginner patterns of a scarf or dishcloth (not that we can’t all use those, but I wanted to mix it up a bit!). 

 Knitted in garter stitch, I’ve put together a pattern that can be made for all head sizes, from newborn to adult large. It’s perfect as a first knitting project, and you can create beautiful headbands for yourself, as Mommy and Me sets, or for anyone in need of warm ears this cold winter season. This headband, made with 100% wool using Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted Yarn, kept me warm inside the house when we briefly lost power during the recent polar vortex.

What’s most exciting is that once you learn how to knit this headband, you’ll have a strong foundation in how to cast on, how to knit in garter stitch, how to troubleshoot, and how to cast off and finish up your first project! Head to our YouTube channel’s playlist for this pattern (Bears Den Essentials: Beginners’ Knitting Series) to see our “how to” videos to help you every step of the way. I once heard it said that mistakes in knitting are just more advanced techniques that you didn’t mean to do yet. I love this saying, and I can’t wait to show you how to get started knitting. Fair warning: once you start, you won’t be able to stop!




Yarn: 1 Skein* of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Yarn Worsted Weight Yarn [245 Yards (227 meters) | 100 grams (3.5 oz) | Medium Weight (Category 4)]

Color Shown: Arctic Moss

*1 Skein is approx. enough for 1 large (Teen - Adult Large) and 1 small (Newborn = Child) headband

    Knitting Needles:



    • Approx. 5 sts per inch* using 4.50mm/US 7 needles

    • *See Image in Picture Carousel* - This pattern is designed to be worn with ~1-3” of negative ease in circumference. The yarn has a nice stretch to it, so you can make it looser or tighter according to preference. Model has a head size of 23” in circumference and is wearing a size Adult.


    Please note this is a digital download of the pattern in PDF format. Refunds are not given on any digital listing.


    IMPORTANT NOTE ON COPYRIGHT: This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern may not be copied, sold, or distributed in any way. You may print one copy for personal use but may not print multiples to distribute, nor may you share the digital file. You may sell the finished product. Please tag us on social media to show us your finished knits! IG: @bearsdenessentials


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