Twisty cable knit headband knitting pattern by Liz @PurlsAndPixelsTwisty cable knit headband knitting pattern by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Twisty Cable Headband Knitting Pattern


Learn to knit twisty cable headband ear warmers in all sizes with the step-by-step instructions in this knitting pattern. Order here to download, save, and print a PDF of this pattern.


Twisty Cable Headbands

A Pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

This simple knitting pattern teaches you how to make twisty cable headband hats in all sizes. The finished headbands are quite stretchy, so they hug the head very comfortably. This PDF knitting pattern walks you through making a headband with clear, row by row instructions for adult, child, and toddler/baby sizes.

How these Twisty Cable Headbands are Made

Twisty cable knit headband knitting pattern by Liz @PurlsAndPixelsMaterials

You will make these cable knit ear warmers with Caron Simply Soft Yarn and 16-inch circular needles.

These hats are worked in the round, from the bottom up.

You can substitute almost any worsted weight yarn in this pattern successfully; just check your gauge before you start. I’ve found that Malabrigo Rios, a merino wool yarn, makes an excellent substitute yarn for this pattern.


This is a beginner to intermediate knitting skill level pattern that requires a general understanding of knitting in the round, knits, purls, and decreases. This pattern also introduces very simple cable knitting, as well. While most cable knitting patterns come with a chart, this pattern does not. I find that for simple cables charts simply confuse matters. Following the written instructions will produce an adorable twisty cable knit pattern.

Size Notes

– Adult size fits men, women, and older teens or 21’’ – 26’’ head circumference

– Child size fits children 2 – 14 years of age or 19’’ – 21’’ head circumference

– Toddler/Baby size fits children 0 – 2 years or 13’’ – 19’’ head circumference

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 twisty cable headband looking its 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.

Twisty cable knit headband knitting pattern by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Additional information


Adult, Child, Toddler\Baby


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