December 6, 2012

Seed Stitch Knotted Headband: Pattern & Tutorial

Do you remember the knitted headband I made a while ago? I finally wrote down the pattern and tutorial for it. The pattern itself is pretty simple. I used seed stitch to make the whole thing. If you are into knitting, you know seed stitch is basically, alternating knit and purl stitch.  The tutorial is very similar to the one Stephanie shares on her blog.

Seed Stitch Knotted Headband: Pattern & Tutorial


  • Some worsted weight yarn (wt #4) - I used Vanna's Choice® Yarn in Scarlet
  • Knitting Needles- US 7 (4.50mm)
  • Tapestry needle
Finished Size
Approximately 18.5 inch in circumference (or length) and 4 inch in width

Seed Stitch Pattern (for even numbered stitches)
Row 1 : *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2:  *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until the piece measures your desired length.

For the band, I cast on 14 sts. It ended up being 4 inch wide. Then I knitted the strip using the pattern until it goes around my head, about 18.5 inches in length.  You can shorten or lengthen at your desire. Bind off leaving a long tail.

seed stitch

large strip

Then fold it in half and sew the ends together.

fold and sew

For the ruched look of the bow, I pinched in the middle about 2.5 inch and sewed it tightly. Do it on the seam from the previous step, so the headband will look seamless later.


Next, I knitted another strip, again, in seed stitch. This time I cast on 10 sts. If you want a narrower or wider strip, reduce or increase stitches. Just remember to use even numbers for the above pattern to work. This smaller strip is our knot for the bow. You need this smaller strip to go around the ruched part; so knit until the piece measures around 4 inch.

small strip

After finishing off, wrap the smaller strip over the ruched part and sew the ends together. And, Ta-da! Your knotted headband is complete!


Now show off your creation to the world, while looking cute and being warm, simultaneously!
  1. I want to learn to knit so bad! I told my mom to get me a "how to knit" kit for Christmas so that I can finally learn how! This looks like such an easy/simple/cute project... I must attempt it!

    -Sweet Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by. :) Great plan for getting started with knitting! Yes, this is a fairly easy project. So it shouldn't be a problem. You can use a bulkier yarn to make it quicker.

  2. What a lovely post, Farah :) Your knitted headband looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this post with me- I will link to it in case people want an alternative to my crocheted version!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! Oh, I am honored and thrilled!! :)

  3. Thanks so much this is an absolutely amazing creation and very facile too! I can't w8 to finish mine I've recently started and so far I'm 4 inches away from finishing the band part!! Thanks again :)

    1. You are very much welcome! I'd love to know how it turned out. :)

  4. kathy can u turn this into a crochet stitch

    1. As mentioned above, you can see Stephanie's blog for the crochet version.


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