Free Ear Warmer Knitting Pattern

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Textured ear warmer knitting pattern

Glenpool Headband is a free ear warmer knitting pattern with beautiful texture! It uses just one skein of Ancient Arts Yarn Lascaux Worsted in color Daring.

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This knit ear warmer is made to match my Glenpool Gloves, shown below. With just one skein of this squishy yarn you make both the ear warmer and fingerless gloves!

A person's hands and arms wearing textured knit fingerless gloves with diamond shapes on them. The background is small green plants. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

You can get the free pattern for the Glenpool Headband below. The free pattern for the Glenpool Gloves is here.

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Glenpool Headband, a Free Ear Warmer Knitting Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

As with all my patterns, please do not make copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my site to get their own. Thank you!

Difficulty Level: Easy

Available Sizes: Child [Adult]

Finished Measurements: 5 inches wide; 15 ½ [18] inches circumference. Headband will stretch significantly to fit a range of sizes.

Yarn: Ancient Arts Yarns Lascaux (25% Manx Loaghtan and 75% Punta Arenas Wool; 220 yds [200 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA weight 4 worsted): 1 skein in Daring.

Knitting Needles: Size US7 [4.5 mm]. You may use a 40 inch long circular for the magic loop method, a circular needle that is a little shorter than the circumference of the headband, or 6 [8] inch double-pointed needles. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: CO 36 sts and work in pattern. This swatch should measure about 5 inches tall and 7 ¾ inches around.


You will not turn between rnds. All rnds are worked on the RS.

Headband begins with four rnds of ribbing along bottom edge.

Next you will follow the chart for the textured pattern. White boxes will be knit, pink boxes will be purled.

After you finish the chart you will work four more rnds of ribbing and bind off in pattern.


CO 72 [84] sts.

Rnds 1-4: Working in the rnd, work 4 rnds of K1, P1 ribbing.

Rnds 5-29: Follow the chart. Each box represents one st. K all white boxes, P all pink boxes, repeat chart 6 [7] times around for circumference of headband.

Rnds 30-33: Work 4 rnds of K1, P1 ribbing. Bind off in pattern.


Weave in all ends. Blocking is not necessary.


Repeat chart 6 [7] times around for circumference of headband.

Knitting chart for the Glenpool Headband pattern from Banana Moon Studio.

Happy knitting,

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Free knitting pattern for an earwarmer headband from Banana Moon Studio

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