Honestly, I never was much of a headband girl. My boys don’t like to wear them either. Maybe it’s just our heads that are weirdly shaped 🙂 but we never seem to keep them in place. If they are not too wide, so that they stay in place, they probably don’t cover our ears completely.

So this year I was on a mission … to make a perfect headband that stays in place when the boys run around AND covers their ears perfectly. And I think I finally succeeded! I added ear flaps that fully cover the ears.
If you make them from two pieces, you can make one side fleece, so they are even warmer.

The PDF pattern comes in 6 sizes (0-6 years) and if you are subscribed to my newsletter, you can download one size (3-6 months) for free!

What you’ll need
• Fabric: this pattern was intended for use with knits. Fabric with a slight stretch is preferred (jersey, interlock, sweat…). 20 cm / 8 inches
• Coordinating thread
• Scissors / Rotary cutter
• Pins
• Sewing machine or serger
• Download pattern pieces HERE

Need multi-sized pattern? CLICK HERE

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Print the pattern and cut the right size according to the size guide. Make sure »Scaling« is not checked. Print at 100% Scale or Actual Size. Do not »fit to page«. Measure the test square to make sure it printed accurately.

Cut your piece. Lay your fabric on flat surface right side up. Fold your fabric TWICE: fold once

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fold again

You get four layers of fabric nicely folded.

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Place the pattern in the corner over ALL FOUR layers. Cut.

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Unfold the fabric once so you get one long piece, only folded once, right sides together.

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Sew the bottom seam. Start and stop sewing a few cm/in from the edge, so that you leave enough room for turning the fabric around later.

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Turn the sewn piece right side out. Pin & sew the short ends of the headband, right sides together – this will be your back seam.

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Tuck the back seam in and you’re almost done. You just need to close the opening. This can be done either with ladder stitch or by topstitching as close as you can to the edge.

Still not a fan of headbands? Maybe try this HAT instead…. 😉