Double Sided Seed Stitch Headband

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great start to your week! Over the weekend, I knit a double sided headband and I am super excited to share the pattern with you! I used some nicer yarn for this than my regular lion brand, including the Cascasde 220 Yarn Superwash DK in Gray and Schachenmayer Originals Wool 125 in Petrol. I am not sure where you can get the second yarn because I had a difficult time finding it again. Here is a picture of one side of the finished headband below.

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Pattern:

  1. Cast on 14
  2. Knit one, purl one, alternating until the end of the row (the last stitch should be a purl stitch)
  3. Purl one, knit one, alternating until the end of the row (the last stitch should be a knit stitch)
  4. Continue steps 2 and 3 for approximately 155 rows (or until you can fit the headband around your head) and cast off.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 with a second color of your choice.

Then, I recommend sewing together the beginning and the end of the headband on both colors to make a complete circle. I did just leave the strings hanging down at the end because I am going to wrap them around the front as the last step.

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Next, to form the double sided headband, I did a row of single crochet around the top and the bottom. In the picture below, you can see I haven’t yet sewed the two ends together, but I definitely recommend doing that first. You can also just sew the two pieces together with a yarn needle, but I liked to look of the border.

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Lastly, you can take the excess yarn and wrap around the part that you sewed together as many times as you can to make a nice detail in the front. Then, pull the end of the yarn underneath the multiple layers and tie off, hiding the knot.

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Here is the grey side of the finished headband. I am really loving it and I like that I can change the side based on what I am wearing. I also love how easy and quick it was to make!

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern and thanks for reading!

– Hannah

15 thoughts on “Double Sided Seed Stitch Headband

  1. This is really cute! I’ve been meaning to make another headband for a while. I made some out of chunky wool a while ago as Christmas gifts, but would love to try this pattern 🙂

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  2. Posts like these make me want to learn how to knit! When I first learned how to crochet, I desperately hoped that there was an equivalent to a knitted seed stitch. I just love the texture.

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    1. I love the texture too. I definitely started knitting for the stitches you can’t do with crochet because I can crochet so much faster than I can knit.

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  3. I wonder (because I’m lazy) if you could double the amount of stitches cast on and add one extra stitch, then that middle stitch (extra stitch) could be a stockinette stitch so it would fold over? That way you wouldn’t have to sew up the side (see I told you I was lazy, they say necessity is the mother of invention, I personally think it’s laziness :P).

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      1. I’m definitely not a great pattern writer, (tho I have written a couple of patterns, it’s a slow tedious task for me) so it may sound complicated but honest it’s not :P. I see it in my head. 🙂 Off to test my hypothesis.

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  4. I wonder (because I’m lazy) if you could double the amount of stitches cast on and add one extra stitch, then that middle stitch (extra stitch) could be a stockinette stitch so it would fold over? That way you wouldn’t have to sew up the side (see I told you I was lazy, they say necessity is the mother of invention, I personally think it’s laziness is the mother if invention :P).

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