Handmade cable knit ear warmer, designed by Liz @PurlsAndPixelsHandmade cable knit ear warmer, designed by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Cable Ear Warmer Headband Knitting Pattern


This simple knitting pattern guides you through making cable knit ear warmer headbands in four sizes with step-by-step instructions. Order here to download, save, and print a PDF of this pattern.

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Knitting Cable Ear Warmer Headbands

A Pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

Learn to knit a cable ear warmer headband. These headbands are great for chilly days, keeping you comfy and cozy. They also make excellent pony tail hats, allowing you to wear your  hair up in a pony or bun and still keep your ears warm. This easy to follow knitting pattern walks you through how to make these headbands, with row by row written steps. Comes with instructions for woman, child, toddler, and baby sizes.

How these Cable Knit Ear Warmer Headbands are Made

Cable Knit Ear Warmer Headband, by Liz @PurlsAndPixelsMaterials

You will make these cable ear warmer headbands with Caron Simply Soft Yarn. Or, substitute any brand of worsted weight yarn in any color. The headbands are worked flat, then sewn into a seamless circle at the end of the knitting process. They are double-thick, so you’ll work with two strands of yarn at a time.


This is an intermediate knitting skill level pattern that requires a general understanding of knitting in the round, double point needles, increases, and decreases. To make this ear warmer seamless, you will also need a good understanding of the Kitchener’s stitch. You’ll learn to make cables with the written instructions in this pattern, and you will need a cable needle to follow along. Please note there is no cable chart included in the pattern, as I find it confuses matters when simple written instructions are clear.

Size Notes

– Woman size fits most adults and teens, or heads measuring 21 to 23 inches around.

– Child size fits most children ages 3 years  to 14 years, or heads measuring 18 to 21 inches around.

– Toddler size fits most children ages 3 months to 3 years, or heads measuring 16 to 18 inches around.

– Baby size fits most infants from birth to 3 months, or heads measuring 13 to 16 inches around.

Find my full size chart and how to measure here.


If you use the materials suggested in this pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your headbands looking their best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. You may tumble dry on low heat, but laying flat to dry is recommended.

Please note

This listing is for a digital download of my knitting pattern, and is not a physical item. You will be able to download a PDF file immediately after your purchase has been processed. If you have any trouble with your order, please email purlsandpixels@gmail.com.

This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com/shop/, so they may obtain a copy.

I’d love to see your finished work! Tag your photos with @PurlsAndPixels on Twitter or Instagram.

Cable Knit Ear Warmer Headbands, knitting pattern by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

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Woman, Child, Toddler, Baby


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