Easy Knit Headband – Happy Harvest

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkins are everywhere, apples are almost at their peak season, and even some of the leaves have started to turn. Welcome autumn with this easy knit headband! The colorful, beginner-friendly, Happy Harvest Headband pattern is fun to make and to wear. You can easily adjust the size too, for a personalized fit.

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KAL Corner 2020 Knit Along

This design is part of the 2020 Knit Along at KAL Corner Knitting. Join us in knitting a new design every month, using DK weight yarn! You can find all the info on the main post, and join in the fun on the Facebook group. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway too!

KAL Corner 2020 Knit Along

This is my second pattern for this KAL. Check out my first pattern too – Lucky Hearts Coaster!

Yarn Choices

I made my headband with some stash yarn that is discontinued. It’s a DK weight, cotton / wool blend. Pure cotton would not be the best choice because it could grow and sag over time or with washing. However, the wool content adds the elasticity that the cotton is missing.

Any DK weight yarn with a little bounce to it would be fine for this project. Acrylic and wool, or blends with acrylic or wool, are all good choices.

Schulana cotton/merino yarn

Happy Harvest Headband

CYC yarn symbol for Size 3 - Light
Project-Level-Basic - Craft Yarn Council Standards

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  • Yarn: DK weight yarn
    • 25 yds orange (A)
    • 25 yds yellow (B)
    • 10 yds green (C)
  • Needles: Size 6 / 4 mm knitting needles or size needed to match gauge.
  • Notions: Yarn Needle

Project Level

Basic: Knits and purls in a repeating pattern with no shaping.


19 inches circumference – stretches to fit up to 22 inches.


22 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations used

k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
RS = right side



With A, cast on 15 sts, leaving an 8 inch tail for seaming.

To adjust width, cast on more or fewer stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K across.

Rows 2-3: K across.

Row 4: K1, p to last st, k1.

Rows 5 – 76: Repeat rows 1-4 18 times more.

Cut A, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Work should stretch to fit comfortably halfway around head. To adjust length, work more or fewer repeats. Make the same adjustment in color B.

Rows 77-152: With B, repeat rows 1-4 19 times.

Bind off.

Wash and block to help keep edges from curling.

Headband flat before seaming


With C, cast on 10 sts, leaving an 8 inch tail for seaming.

Rows 1-22: Knit across.

Bind off.

Wrap for Happy Harvest Headband


Weave in all tails except for the two long starting tails for seaming.

All seams will be hidden, so neatness or type of seam is not very important for this pattern.

Being careful not to twist, fold headband in half and seam ends together.

Sew headband ends together

Pinch seam to gather it and sew to hold in place. Weave in remaining tail.

Pinch headband seam and sew in place

Place wrap around seam and sew edges closed using tail.

Sew wrap ends together

Make sure wrap is centered on headband seam, and the wrap seam is at the back / wrong side. Sew through both layers to secure, being careful not to sew all the way through to the front.

Sew wrap to headband seam

Weave in remaining tail.

Happy Harvest Headband

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