Yukon Headband, a Knit Headband Ear Warmer

Yukon Headband, a free knitting pattern for fall and football season, from Banana Moon Studio

A knit headband ear warmer

Yukon Headband is a free knit headband ear warmer pattern perfect for fall and football season! It is a good width to cover your ears when the temperatures get a little cool. It is knit in the beautiful basketweave stitch! It has such interesting texture, but it really isn’t difficult. I’ve made mine in the color of both my highschool and college alma maters. You can make yours in team colors to wear to football games, but of course, you can make it in any color you like and wear it whenever you want!

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What yarn should I use for this ear warmer?

I made this headband in Berroco Lustra, and sadly, this yarn has been discontinued, but I suggest Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in it’s place. This yarn is about as close to the same weight as you can get, it’s soft, and comes in a lot of colors!

The pattern is written in just one size that will stretch to fit most adults. You want your headband to be 2 to 6″ [5 to 15 cm] smaller around than the head of the recipient. You can easily adjust the circumference of the headband by adding or subtracting multiples of 8 stitches from your cast on.

Look below for the free pattern!

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Yukon Headband, a free headband ear warmer knitting pattern perfect for fall and football season, from Banana Moon Studio

Yukon Knit Headband

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level Easy

Finished Measurements 3 ½ inches wide and 18 ½ inches circumference, stretches to fit most adults.


My headband was made with Berroco Lustra (50% Peruvian Wool, 50% Tencel® Lyocell; 197 yds [180 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA weight 4/worsted): #3165 Kir, 1 skein. This yarn has been discontinued.

I suggest you use Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 220 yds [200 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA weight 3/4 worsted/light): #96 Molten Lava, 1 skein. The headband requires about 60 yds of yarn. You should be able to make 3 of them with this one skein.

Knitting Needles Size 5 [3.75 mm], circulars at least 40” [101.5 cm] long for magic loop method, or set of 4 double-pointed needles at least 8 inches [20.5 cm] long. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions Yarn needle

Gauge 21 sts x 30 rows = About 4 inches [10 cm] square.

Notes Headband is worked in the round from bottom to top.


CO 96 sts (or if you desire to make the headband larger or smaller, add or subtract multiples of 8)

Rnd 1 Working in the rnd, K each st — 96 sts.

Rnd 2 K each st.

Rnds 3-8 K4, P4 around.

Rnds 9-10 K each st.

Rnds 11-16 P4, K4 around.

Repeat Rnds 1-10.

Bind off as follows:

K 2 sts, insert left needle through fronts of 2 knitted sts on right needle, K these tog through the back loop, *K next st, insert left needle through fronts of 2 sts on right needle, K these tog through the back loop, repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Block. Weave in ends.

I hope you love it!

Happy knitting,


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Basketweave Knit Ear warmer Headband Free Knitting Pattern from Banana Moon Studio

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