I love wearing headbands during workouts to tame all the little hairs that fall into my face. I’ve had trouble with the store bought ones being too tight or slipping off so I decided to try making my own.
I made 5 different headband patterns to see which would look the best. Some I liked, some not so much! All of these patterns are FREE and great for using knit scraps.
Faux Knot Headband: I’ve seen these around and love how they look. After making it, I decided this style it too wide for my liking. I didn’t want it over my ears during a workout and felt I looked weird with it behind my ear.
I liked the knot and made a narrower version but the knot doesn’t look as nice with less fabric. I think another inch or inch and half of width would make it look better. I cut the width to 3 inches but would try with 4 or 4 and 1/2 inches next time.
Top Knot Headband: I thought this pattern looked really cute but decided I look pretty silly with it on. I ended up giving this headband to my daughter and she looks much cuter in it! The Made for Mermaids Trixie Top Knot pattern is similar but has a much smaller bow that might look better (and wouldn’t flop around while working out!).
Slouchy Headwarmer: After making previous patterns, I know this would be way to wide for what I wanted so I cut the width to 4″ inches instead of the 20″. I like how it turned out and the twist adds a nice touch.
I made this black headband, without the twist, using the same measurements out of athletic knit. I love simplicity of it and it matches everything. Melly Sews has a tutorial for a similar one.
Most workout headbands come lined with a silicone or velvet strip to keep it from slipping. Since I had neither of those, I used hot glue in it’s place on the inside of the black band. I does help keep it in place but I’d really like to try it with velvet.
My favorites were the black headband and the pink twist one, mainly because I like the width. If I get my hands on velvet strips, I’ll let you know how well they work!