Knitting Pattern: I-Cord Workout Headband

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Knitting Pattern: I-Cord Workout Headband


This is a free downloadable PDF knitting pattern for the I-Cord Workout Headband.

Inspired by those cute elastic workout headbands, this knit version employs stretchy and comfortable i-cord and snag-free, metal-free elastic hair ties to create a super cute and functional hair accessory.

Absolutely essential for working out or whenever you need to hold back your hair, this i-cord headband stays in place and won’t cause headaches or hurt your ears. Use any worsted weight/category 4 100% cotton to make them easily machine washable with your workout gear!

This is a SUPER QUICK and SUPER EASY pattern yielding a headband you will wear, wash, and re-wear all the time. Grab some yarn and whip up this project in around 40 minutes or less!

This pattern includes a step-by-step photo tutorial to walk you through the entire process.

For a video tutorial on how to work a 3-stitch i-cord, check out my video tutorial here:

Purchase my recommended metal-free hair ties on Amazon here:

5-6 yards of any worsted weight / category 4 100% cotton

2 x size US 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles

A 16” or shorter circular needle will also work perfectly fine!

snag-free elastic hair ties 
measuring Tape 
tapestry needle for finishing

4 rows of i-cord = 1”

Finished Dimensions: 
Approximately 17.5” unstretched

One size fits most - directions are included in the pattern on how to customize the size

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Additional Resources

Purchase metal-free, snag-free elastic hair ties here

How to Knit I-Cord for Beginners Video Tutorial: