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Cable Crown Super Bulky Headband

I call this one the “crown headband” because it’s so big, it kind of looks like a crown. Kind of a winter interpretation of the flower crown trend. It’s a really simple pattern, and is a great way to practice cables! I get compliments on mine a lot, and am currently knitting some in other colors as gifts (for myself).

Note: This pattern starts with a provisional cast on with waste yarn, and is finished with a 3 needle bind off. If you prefer to just sew the seams together at the end, then just cast normally with your working yarn.

Us Size 13 knitting needles
Cable needle or DPN
Darning needle for sewing seams and/or weaving in ends
waste yarn (you can just use some yarn from the skein of hometown USA, or use a contrasing color super bulky yarn to make it easier to see)


Lion Brand Thick n’ Quick

CO: Cast on
K: knit
P: purl
C6F: Cable 6 front (sl next 3 stitches to CN & hold in front, k 3, k3 from CN)
C6B: Cable 6 back (sl next 3 stitches onto cn & hold in back, k3, k3 from cn)
sl: slip
sts: stitches
cn: cable needle
Provisional cast on 11 stitches with waste yarn, or if you prefer not to use the provisional cast on method, just cast on your stitches as normal, and you will sew your seam together at the end.
Row 1: K11
Row 2: k1 P9 K1
Row 3: k1 C6F (sl next 3 stitches to CN & hold in front, k 3, k3 from CN), k4
Row 4: k1 p9 k1
Row 5: k 11
Row 6: k1, p9, k1
Row 7: k4,C6B (sl next 3 stitches onto cn & hold in back, k3, k3 from cn), k1
Row 8: k1, p9, k1
Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length- (about 18-19 ” is good for a 20-21″ head, this headband will stretch when worn a couple times. )
Remove waste yarn, and place stitches on needle. Use 3 needle bind off to seam headband. You can watch a great video on how to do a 3 needle bind off here.  If you chose not to use the provisional cast on, then just sew the seams together.
 Weave in ends and enjoy your crown, you’ve earned it!


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  1. Hi! I just wanted to thank you for the awesome pattern. This was the first cable I had done! Would you mind if I post pics of my finished product and refer to your blog pattern on my website? Thank you again!

  2. Patty Lou Levering says:

    I love knitting headbands for my grandchildren

  3. Can’t find needle size for the Cable Crown Super Bulky Headband. Can you help please?

  4. Diana Mcwhinnie says:

    thank you

  5. How much Super Bulky does this pattern take ?

  6. Great project! I love knitting but I am not very skilled but I will try making this. One suggestion for those like me: It would be helpful if you state whether is an easy, medium or difficult project to knit, that way we know what we face and if we can make it or not. Thank you!

  7. Thanks for the beautiful pattern. It was simple to do and I even learned a few new tricks. Thanks again!

  8. Hi How much super bulky wool will I need for this lovely crown?
    many thanks in advance

  9. CatherineH says:

    I love cable and this is a great pattern. I shall be making this for my daughter.

  10. E. Rosemary Dominy says:

    I am 84 yr old and find your free patterns very helpful for the little group of knitters at my church that I lead.
    All of our work is given to those less fortunate than ourselves and never sold. This pattern about the Crown Head Band is delightful but I can’t make it small enough (2 pages would be good for me) so that I don’t have to use so many pages. I have a limited budget for paper. I would love to have one picture of the head band, and the pattern. However, it is impossible for me to separate these two pages . Can you Help me by sending me two pages??

    • JoAnne Ottoson says:

      I resize pages all of the time.
      You need to create a blank word document( helpful also if you resize the page for narrow margins- uses less paper). Then highlight the parts of the pattern and picture that you wish to keep, copy, and paste onto the blank word document. If you find that you are copying parts that you do not want on you word document, deletedocument. or cut them after the fact . Resize font as necessary to font the size page(s) that you would like. Don’t forget to name and save your document. Print you rewritten word document. Happy knitting.

  11. I love this pattern, and I thank you for making it! I just started one for myself, and then I’ll do one for a friend.

  12. Any suggestions for adjusting the pattern if I’m using a thinner yarn but want a similar width to the headband? Thanks!

  13. Megan Teague says:

    I am only eleven but I love to knit, and as I write this I’m wearing my beautiful new cable crown. It is a great knit, easy and very reliable and quick. I have subscribed and can’t wait for the knitting patterns to come rolling in! Thank you Margo Knits!!!!!!!

    • Wow congratulations! I’m so glad to have you as a follower! Wish I had learned to knit when I was that young! -Margo

  14. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I’ve just made this in a marbly rainbow pattern and it looks awesome.
    I’ve found the same pattern in a few blogs but yours is written perfectly for a beginner and understood it much better than the same pattern on other blogs.
    Thank you for taking the time to write the pattern like this as I found it sooo easy to follow and for a beginner knitter followed really well.
    Thank you, you now have a new blog follower.

    • Thanks Mandi! It was one of the first patterns I made so I was a beginner too which is probably why I wrote it that way! :) Happy you like it!

  15. Nichole Enchelmaier says:

    How would I go about increasing the cable from C6 to C12? ( I want to use a smaller needle)


  16. I love love love the crown it was super easy and a great idea. Thank you.


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