Cat’s Paw Headband

Cat Paw headband

Cat’s Paw Headband

Pattern information

Loom: Small gauge knitting loom with 11 pegs.

Notions: knitting tool, crochet hook, ½ inch button.

Gauge: not important for this project


Cast on 11 stitches

Row 1: p

Row 2: k

Row 3: p

Row 4: p

**Row 5: p2, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, p2

Row 6:  k11

Row 7: p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, p2

Row 8: k11

Row 9: p2, k2, yo, sl1 k psso, yo, k2, p2

Row 10: k11**

Rep from * to * until item measures 17 inches long from cast on edge.

Next row: k

Next row: p

Next row: k

Next row: p

Bind off with basic bind off method.


With crochet hook, use tail from bind-off edge to work single crochet along bind-off edge as follows: work along first ½ inch of edge, chain 8; reattach crochet along edge and work single crochet to the end. Break yarn and draw through last stitch, pull tight.

Sew a button to the cast on edge of headband, opposite buttonhole. Weave ends in and block lightly.

Check out the video demonstrating the 3 lace rows (row 5, 7, and 9).

10 thoughts on “Cat’s Paw Headband

  1. I love the pattern and have learned a lot by following along with the video and the written part. I only made a sample with a larger gauge but will make a finer gauge for a thinner head band. Thank you for sharing and teaching the craft.

  2. I love your videos you are amazing I just have a small request if possible. I am knew at this and I don’t know hire to read patterns can you make a video and show us his to read patterns please?

  3. Isela you are awesome. I came very late to the looming party, Christmas of 2012,after buying my daughter the boye circular loom set. I loomed my first hat and have been enjoying it ever since. Being a visual learner your videos are priceless. I know you’ve backed off of your all consuming work in loom knitting but I’m so happy to see you continuing to share patterns and videos. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I’ve made 2 Iva headbands, the second one i did in 2 colors it turned out great. I’ve been looking at this pattern from time to time,and I think I’m ready to tackle it.

  4. I would love to see the one with 2 colors! I bet it is stunning. Have you attempted making a knot with the overlapping fabric? I bet it would look great like that too. Good luck with the Cat’s Paw Headband, it is a cute one :).

  5. I appreciate you response to my post. The knot interesting idea, how much longer do you think the separate rows of seven would have to be to knot and still be able to reattach to the loom ?

  6. Probably about 20 rows of the 7 stitches, I think you can take it off the knitting loom and knot it and see if it is long enough and then place the stitches back on the loom.

  7. A very educational video. I too am a visual learner when it comes to knitting. This is one of the best videos I have seen.

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