Have you been eyeing the adorable crochet headband trend that seems to be taking the crochet world by storm? Learn how to make one yourself – it’s easier than you may think! Grab the ad-free, printable pattern on Etsy HERE or scroll down to see it for free!
This week I made a little something for myself – a cozy headband. Sometimes I need something small to work on in between big projects. Can you relate? There’s just something special about those little projects. They’re fun, relaxing, and ultra-satisfying because they work up so quickly!
I’ve seen a lot of double-layered headbands and hats this season and was excited to make one of my own. I was slightly concerned about the twist-like seam, but I found it to be VERY easy once I tried it.
In fact, this easy crochet headband turned out so nicely that I ended up making one for my daughter too! It worked out perfectly because I had plenty of teal yarn – her favorite color.
If you take a look at the tutorial below, you’ll see that the headband is completely beginner-friendly. And don’t worry; I go over the entire process step-by-step down below. 🙂
The Right Yarn Is the Key To A Soft Crochet Headband
For this project, I couldn’t think of any yarn better to use than the LB Collection Chainette yarn. This special yarn was something that I’d heard of other bloggers loving.
I was given on my trip to New York this year, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to get my hands on some! It’s super soft and luxurious because it’s made with baby alpaca and just a bit of wool (which I wouldn’t have guessed from how soft it is).
The color palette is probably one of my all-time favorites that I’ve ever seen for a yarn. The colors are beautiful, and the selection is plentiful. So yep, this yarn is a winner.
I say use it if you get a chance – you won’t regret it! You can see all of the color options and shop for it on the Lion Brand site (here).
Make A Stylish Headband Earwarmer Yourself
The turban-twist-bow look for headbands and hats is still super popular this season. You could certainly find more complex patterns to make, but this one is a simple version that you can whip out quite quickly! And it’s very beginner-friendly.
Alrighty, should we get to this easy ear warmer, headband, faux-bow pattern?
Don’t forget to scroll all the way down to see how it’s done in pictures!
Crochet Headband Pattern Description
A beginner-friendly pattern that creates a trendy, double-layered headband. Perfect to wear on cold winter days when you’d rather not sport a winter hat.
The faux-bow detail can be worn in front or back, and the yarn is fluffy and soft as can be!
- 1 Lion Brand LB Collection Chainette #4 Yarn in Beige (50 g and 120 yards per skein – the pattern uses approximately 42 grams)
- US Size I, 5.25 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
Not important for this pattern
Baby, Toddler, Teen, Women
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sk st – skip stitch
ch sp – chain space
This headband is created by crocheting in the round to make a tube. The tube is laid flat and then folded and seamed at the center to create the “faux-bow” detail. The stitch pattern used is the simple granite stitch.
NOTE: The granite stitch tutorial shows you how to work this stitch flat. If you’ve never crocheted in the round, please take a moment to do a simple online search for a tutorial to show you how to crochet in the round.
Faux-Bow Easy Crochet Headband Free Pattern
This headband comes together very quickly. Here’s the free pattern, but don’t forget you can grab this pattern as an ad-free, printable PDF on Etsy HERE if you want! 🙂
- Ch 32
- Sl st to join in order to crochet in the round (be careful not to twist the chain as you work the first round)
- Round 1 – Sc in next st, *ch1, sk next ch st, sc in next ch st; repeat from * around. Work in continuous rounds throughout the pattern. Do not sl st to join each round.
- Round 2 – Sc in first ch sp, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next ch sp; repeat from * around.
- Repeat round 2 until the headband “tube” measures approximately 20” long (adult), 19” (teens), 18” child (3-10), 17” toddler, 15” (baby 6-12 mos). Feel free to wrap it around your head to ensure the size feels correct
- Tie off and weave in the ends.
How To Create The Crochet Headband Twist
- Take one end of the tube and fold each of the two corners inward.
- Seam the entire edge while the corners are folded inward.
- Repeat on the opposite side.
- Next, sew the two ends together with a simple whip stitch.
- Tie off and weave in ends.
Crochet Headband FAQs
Check out a few common questions I get from readers to help you learn more about this project!
What is the best stitch for a crochet headband?
This is actually one of my favorite parts of this project. You can use different stitches to create different looks for your headbands. Instead of a single crochet stitch, here are a few ideas of other beautiful stitches you could use:
- Half double crochet
- Alpine stitch
- Shell stitch
- Cable stitch
- Herringbone half double crochet
- Lemon peel stitch
Can this crochet headband fit kids?
While this pattern is designed for adults or adult-sized kids, it’s extremely easy to modify to fit smaller kids or even toddlers or babies! If you want to adjust the size, here’s an approximate sizing guide.
NOTE: Before you tie off your yarn, make sure you test the size first.
- Adults = 20” long (adult)
- Teens = 19”
- Children 3-10 years = 18”
- Toddlers = 17” toddler
- Baby 6-12 months = 15”
I hope you love this pattern! Enjoy using your new headband or gifting it to friends and family members!
And that’s all there is to this cozy headband!
I hope you liked this pattern my friends. Happy fall!