How To Crochet A Crossed Fur Headband Ear Warmer

Find the free tutorial for this crocheted faux fur twisted ear warmer below.

On a recent trip to Target I saw some twisted fur headbands and thought, “Us crocheters and knitters can make that!” Have you worked with any of the faux fur yarns yet?  Last year I had the chance to crochet a faux fur vest and I’m pretty happy that I could use it again for this fun little project.

While I’ve made quite a few headbands (Fave Twisted Headband, Half Fisherman Knit Headband, Faux Bow Double Sided Headband) this one is by far the warmest and softest of all!  I hesitate to call this Crossed Fur Headband a “pattern” because it’s more of a “how to” as you can make it to your size and taste.

Below, you’ll see the faux fur headband I saw at Target in the upper left side.  And look at all the other crochet and knit look pieces here! Those faux fur hats down at the bottom are cute and I wish I had time to make one of those as well.

These headbands make for quick, easy and completely practical stocking stuffers, don’t you think?  Alright, let’s get to this fast and simple crochet project.

Note: This tutorial isn’t in my Etsy shop or Mamas Makers Member downloads as it’s a tutorial rather than a true pattern.  Enjoy!

Crossed Fur Headband Crochet Tutorial  

You’ll need:

1 Skein Lion Brand Yarn Go For Faux Fur (HERE) (pattern uses less than a skein) or comparable faux fur yarn

US Size P 11.5 mm crochet hook


Size: I’ve shared how to make it for a women’s size, but it’s easily adjusted for children or toddlers

My twisted headband measures approximately 4″ wide. It would be super cute to make this even wider! You can make it any width you’d like by starting with a shorter or longer chain.  Simply make a chain with an odd stitch count (this will give you an even stitch count once you single crochet across the row). You need to be able to divide the stitches evenly when you create the “crossed” section. Adjust the length for smaller child’s sizes.

With your size P 11.5 crochet hook and faux fur yarn, chain 7.  Next, you will single crochet in each stitch across the row (you’ll have 6 stitches across). Next, chain 1 and turn, then single crochet across the next row.  Continue in this manner, simply single crocheting until your piece is approximately  7″.

Once your piece is approximately 7″ long, you will divide your stitches.

Next, chain 1, turn and single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches.  Continue to single crochet in the next 3 stitches only, working in rows, until you’ve worked about 5″ of this section (entire piece should be about 12″ long).

You’ll now want to make the other section. Cut your yarn and attach it to the other side.  Single crochet in the first 3 stitches, working in rows, until this piece matches the last section that you made.

Next, you’ll cross these pieces over one another to make the cute little twisted look!

Finally, crochet the two ends together. Continue to single crochet 6 stitches across, working in rows, for about 7″.

Your entire piece should measure about 19″ long for a women’s size.   Now you will simply whip stitch or slip stitch seam the two ends together.  That’s it!

Tie off and weave in ends!  Isn’t it cute and cozy?

You can have a lot of fun making these in various colors.  I chose the “Mink” color because it was the most similar to the one I saw at Target. I also happen to really like the color! What color would you make yours?

Hope you enjoyed making this fun little headband!



How To Crochet A Crossed Fur Headband Ear Warmer

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  1. Hello! This is beautiful…any chance you are able to provide a pattern for knitters? Thanks so much for considering!

    1. Hi Kathy!
      I don’t have a knit version on my to-do list, but always appreciate the suggestion! It would be really easy to modify this for knitting. Simply cast on 6 stitches to some US 15’s and knit each stitch. Divide the stitches to create the crossed section just as I did here with crochet. I hope you can make it work!

  2. Love it! I’m going to give it a try. I have never worked with this “yarn” before – how hard is it to work with? Can you even see your stitches? Thanks for sharing! Glad I found your site!

    1. Hi Susie! Great question. No, you can’t see your stitches. Lol. BUT, you can easily feel them. It might be hard for a brand new beginner, but it’s really easy if you’ve crocheted for a bit. You just move your fingers along the row and you can easily feel where the stitch is. It was super easy for me!

  3. It’s so cute and so many possibilities with different colors and different yarns, even. These would make great gifts, too.

  4. Oh I love this! This would be one of my first crocheted projects. Do you think it’s good for beginners?

    1. Hi Rhonda! The stitches are simple, but since the faux fur is really hard to see the stitches, I wouldn’t suggest if for a first project. Once you’ve made a few things, come back to it!

  5. I love this yarn! I have not seen it here, but I would love to get some. I’ll have to see if I can make a knit version of your project. And definitely get a hold of some of that furry yarn!

    1. Do you have a Wal Mart, Patty? I’ve seen it in WalMart stores recently! I’d love to see a knit version of yours – email me if you make one!

  6. Hi Jess,
    I would like to make a “turbin” to help dry my hair after washing it. Could I use cotton yarn and modify your headband idea? Any hints?

    1. I’m not sure that cotton is the best choice for a turban to wear after a hair wash in order to dry your hair. Cotton dries slowly and might feel unpleasantly wet on your head.

  7. This is so cute. I love the look and feel of fake fur yarns. Headbands are especially good for us with long hair.

  8. Love it! I made mine using blanket yarn. 30 mins to make it. Many more to come
    Thanks ❤

    1. Very cool idea to use blanket yarn! I’m sure they are super soft and cozy too! You’re welcome!

  9. I just LOVE your headband pattern! I tried it last night and I’ve been making them ever since. Its so easy to follow and once you get used to working with the faux fur yarn, they work up so quickly! And really look great Thank you for creating such a great pattern

    1. Thanks for sharing, Denise! I agree that once you get the feel of it, the faux fur yarn is really quite easy to crochet. So glad you like the pattern and you’re welcome of course. It’s so fun for me!

    2. Gorgeous! One thing is unclear to me. Once you cross the pieces over each other, the pattern says to crochet the two ends together then continue 6 stitches per row. If you crochet the two ends together, don’t you get 3 stitches across? What am I missing? Thanks!

      1. It means you are really combining the two separate pieces back into one row (3+3 =6); it will then be back as one line / stitched together. So line them back up next to each other to single crochet across.

  10. Started on my first one tonight. Found the faux fur at Walmart.

    So glad I found your blog. I love your projects as they are short and sweet and tutorials easy to follow. Thanks!

    1. That’s great you found it at Wal Mart! I’ve seen some at my Wal-Mart store as well! And I’m thrilled you’re liking my projects. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. 🙂

  11. Such a cozy headband with a bit of style. ~~ LUV ~~this pattern. When I check my inbox, I always look for your emails first.!! Is your fur vest pattern on your blog? I would like to make a matching set. Thanks from Nova Scotia, Canada

  12. hi.. I am having a heck of a time finding this yarn at my local craft stores. I went to the Lion Brand website via your email and they only have two colors in stock (not my favorite two colors). all the rest of the colors are on “backorder”. Local Michaels Craft and Joanne Fabric and Craft stores do not carry this yarn at all. Any suggestions on where to find this yarn or a similar yarn that you like as well as Lion Brand? Thank you, Jodie

  13. this yarn is a hot item , I think I bought the last that lion brand had 5 days ago, all COLOR showing back order now. All I can say is have money ready so when it becomes available DON’T WAIT

  14. LOVE this! Finished my first one in under an hour. It’s so forgiving! Found the yarn at JoAnn’s last weekend and only bought one of each color. Wish I’d have stocked up! Thanks for a great pattern/method/lesson!

  15. faux fur headband great. Bought yarn at Walmart and it works up easily and I am not a very experienced crocheter. Thanks so much for this idea as it is a fast project for a gift for almost any occasion. I love your blog and watch all tutorials and look at all your patterns and ideas. I should mention I live in the province of British Columbia, Canada and have learned a lot from your blog. Considering I am 82, it’s nice to learn new things.

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a lovely comment for me! I’m so thrilled you liked headband and are enjoying my blog.

  16. Hi. The pattern in so cute however the yarn is very sheddy and left lint/fur all over my clothes and couch. Any suggestions?

  17. I started one & only 1/2. Way done with only one skein. Pattern stated “uses less than one skein”. I also moved down to a K crochet hook.
    Where have I gone wrong?

    1. Hi Victoria,
      Are you using the exact yarn I’ve used in the pattern? Depending on the brand, you may have bought one that has less yardage. That might also explain why you’ve gone down to such a small hook as well. Let me know if I can help any further!

  18. Hi Jessica! Thank you so much for this easy-to-make headband pattern. I’ve made 10 furry headbands in different colors for my granddaughters and friends as Christmas gifts….and, of course, I had to make one for me too. This headband is so warmmm and soft, perfect for winter weather!
    Thanks again!

  19. Hi Jessica
    I love this pattern and have made many in different colors !!!
    I have a friend who wants one for her 4 year old daughter.
    Any suggestions as to what how wide and how long I would make it?
    Love your patterns and your projects!!!
    Thank you,
    Shawn Caldwell

  20. Hi, I like another commenter used the exact same yarn and hook size and am a experienced crocheter, but I’ve only just finished the crossover and done maybe 2 rows beyond and have run out of yarn!

    1. That’s so strange! I’m wondering if they are selling smaller skeins at certain locations. I know the Go For Faux Thick & Quick looks almost exactly the same, but is thicker and the skeins are much smaller.

    2. I got the thick & quick by accident – I did 4 stitches across instead of 6 and used a Q hook and it worked out perfectly with a couple yards left.. for anyone who makes that mistake (thick & quick), it’s fixable!

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