This simple headband only uses about 35g of Pendle Chunky yarn, meaning you can get two out of a 100g skein - or you could make a pair of fingerless mitts out of the leftovers. My Langrigg pattern is ideal for this. 

I’m aware that I look like a right eejit in a headband, but as someone on Facebook pointed out: better a warm eejit than a cold eejit! The thing is, I tie my hair up quite a lot (because actual hair styling isn’t part of my morning routine), but I still really need to wear something warm on my head for dog walking when I do. I’ve made a couple of headbands from other patterns and they’re lovely but a bit loose for my liking, so I thought let’s make one in chunky and make it a bit tighter so that it actually stays in place.

This is so easy you’ll be able to resize it or make your own adaptations. 


To quite tightly fit a head circumference of 59 cm / 23 inches

Depth - 9cm / 3.5 inches


Eden Cottage Yarns Pendle Chunky (100% superwash merino; 100m/109yds per 100g skein)

Shown here in colourway A Murder Of Crows

Needles & accessories:

5.5mm (US 9) 40cm/16 inch circular needle

Tapestry needle


11 stitches by 11 rows in stocking stitch after blocking (ie stretched)


K - knit

P - purl


Using a cable or knitted-on cast on method, or your own preferred stretchy method, cast on 60 stitches.

Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.

Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning/end of the round.

Rounds 1 - 15: *K2, P2, repeat from * to the end of the round

Cast off loosely - you may want to use a needle a size or two bigger in order to do so. 

Using the tapestry needle weave in the ends

Wash and block your headband - this allows the yarn to soften and bloom. 


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