Pictures of this twisted headband do not do it enough justice. It is so warm and squishy, you are going to have to knit it for yourself to just see how awesome this ear warmer is.
This ear warmer is perfect for those who love to wear their hair up. It’s thick and chunky giving it the warmth of a hat without having to worry about messing up your hair-do. Hellooo perfect headband for the mom bun!
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Once you cast on your stitches, you are going to purl the first row to set up your stitches for the pattern
You will be knitting through the stitch below to create a super squishy rib stitch. The fisherman’s rib.
You want to make sure you are putting your needle right through the face of the stitch below. As shown in the picture.
Decide what length you want the headband. If you are knitting it for an adult the average adult head circumference is 21”-22”. I find that this stitch construction has a lot of stretch so, I knit the headband to the length of 20”
When you get halfway (about 10”-10.5”) you will work the cable (the twist in the ear warmer)
Slip the first 6 stitches from the left-hand needle onto a cable needle. Loosely hang the cable needle with those 6 stitches to the back of your work.
Continue the pattern with the last 6 stitches on your left-hand needle. Once you get to the end of the row you will continue the pattern with the 6 remaining stitches on the cable needle.
This part will look a little crazy in the beginning but once you continue with the rest of the pattern, you will see the twist in the ear warmer beginning to form.
Continue with the pattern until your piece measures 20” in length. Now its time to bind off and join your work. Using the whip stitch I joined the ends together.
Twisted Knit Ear Warmer
- You can easily decrease the number of rows or add extra rows to make the headband either smaller or larger.
- The cable is worked when you have knit half the length of the headband
- If you would like the headband thicker cast on more stitches. Just make sure you cast on an even amount of stitches.
- Super bulky (level 6) yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
- 9mm Straight needles
- Cable needle
- Yarn needle
Cast on 12 Stitches
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: *P1, k1b, *repeat to the end of the row
Row 3 – 22 (or until length 10.5 inches): Repeat row 2
Row 23: 12-St RKC (slip the first 6 stitches onto your cable need and place to the back of your work. Continue the pattern on the remaining 6 stitches *p1, k1b *repeat til the end of the row. Now knit the stitches on the cable needle *p1, k1b *repeat til the end of the row)
Row 24-42 (or until length reaches 20 inches): Repeat row 2
Cast off and seam ends using a whip stitch
This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!