Northwind Headband

If you've ever wanted to learn how to knit brioche, we designed this headband pattern for YOU! Squishy brioche stitches make for a cosy accessory that's as functional as it is stylish - keep your ears toasty warm this season.

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Learn to knit brioche on a small, manageable project! The Northwind headband is worked in brioche stitch, worked flat. The headband begins and ends with a stockinette tube. To complete the project you'll twist this tube and graft the ends together. The brioche stitch fans out on either side, almost like a bow.

It's a quick and soothingly repetitive project that calls for only one skein. This means exploring new to you stitches with one simple purchase or even a quick dive into your stash to see what's there. This is fast, small budget knitting at it's best.

Pattern formats

The pattern includes the following versions:
  • 3 column format pdf designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper

Skills for knitting this project



120 yds / 110m aran weight yarn with a soft hand.
Shown in CaMaRose Snefnug (55% alpaca, 35% cotton, 10% merino, 120 yds / 110m, 50g) in Gra Beige.

Needles and notions

US 8 / 5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular for working magic loop (2 circulars or dpns can also be used but if using dpns sts will need to be arranged onto 2 needles before and after brioche section).
US 10¾ / 7mm straights or circular for working back and forth in rows.


24 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10cm in st st in the rnd with smaller needle.
13 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in brioche st on larger needle.


Available in 6 sizes from baby to adult x-large.
baby[toddler, child/adult s, adult m, adult l, adult xl]
Total circumference: 14½[16, 17½, 19½, 21, 23]" / 36.5[40, 44, 49, 52.5, 57.5]cm.
Brioche section approx 5[5, 6, 6, 7, 7]" / 12.5[12.5, 15, 15, 17.5, 17.5]cm wide.
St st section approx 2[2, 2¼, 2¼, 2½, 2½]" / 5[5, 5.5, 5.5, 6.5, 6.5]cm wide.
Shown in child/adult small and adult medium.