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Super Simple Ribbed Headband - Knitting Pattern

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This pattern is also available for free on my blog. Learn all about the design in my design overview video.


The Super Simple Ribbed Headband is just what is sounds like – a super simple headband pattern (perfect for a quick gift knit!) that consists of ribbed stitch pattern. I love the use of ribbing in my headband ear warmers, because I don’t have to worry about creating a perfect fitting size. The pattern is easy to customize in length – just knit it for as long as you want the width of the headband – make sure it is at least long enough to cover the ears.

This pattern comes with instructions to knit a double thick version as well as the single thick version. This pattern is knit in the round and includes both written and charted instructions.

For more information behind the design & to learn about the design inspiration, be sure to check out this blog post!! For alternative (affordable & hand-dyed) yarn options, be sure to check out this blog post!


Baby (Toddler, 2-4 Years, 4-8 Years) (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
Head Circumference: 16 (18, 20, 21) (22, 23, 24) in / 40.5 (45.5, 51, 53.5) (56, 58.5, 61) cm
Width: 2.5 (2.5, 3, 3) (3.5, 4, 4.5) in / 6.5 (6.5, 7.5, 7.5) (9, 10, 11.5) cm


Single thick version: 21 (24, 31, 33) (40, 47, 55) yds / 20 (22, 29, 30) (36, 43, 50) m; 19 (21, 29, 30) (36, 43, 50) grams Bulky Weight Yarn
Double thick version: 48 (54, 70, 74) (88, 103, 119) yds / 44 (50, 64, 67) (80, 94, 108) m; 44 (50, 64, 67) (80, 94, 108) grams Bulky Weight Yarn


13 stitches, 16 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in (K2, P1) ribbing worked in the round


5.5 mm (US size 9) circular needles, at least the length of your headband circumference
4.5 mm (US size 7) circular needles, at least the length of your headband circumference – for double thick version only
Darning needle
(1) stitch marker
Waste yarn – for double thick version only


This is a very simple pattern, perfect for a beginner wishing to learn how to knit in the round!

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters who used the time to provide feedback on this pattern design! This pattern was tech edited by Kobi Paine.

What the test knitters had to say about the pattern:

“super easy to make. Just love how it looks!”
“super easy/quick knit”

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link our pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have! Feel free to message me (my contact info is on the pattern) with your questions and feedback.

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