Free Crochet Headband & Earwarmer Patterns
How to Crochet a Headband or Earwarmer
It's easy to make cute adorable fashionable crochet headband with flower. I love these, as they keep my ears toasty in cold weather but look very stylish. This is one of the most popular items I get asked for. I get special requests all the time to make these for babies and adults alike. These are also great for the golf course or ski slopes.
I also love that I can make them in less than an hour, Making it such a quick crochet project. It's a great yarn-buster project, making this a favourite for using up those ends. These are an awesome winter or Christmas gift. I am asked all the time to make these for family members and friends, and I am forever being asked where I bought mine! People are extremely surprised when I tell them I made it myself.
This is a fantastic project for those just learning how to crochet. See the grey headband pattern on this page for beginners.
On this page you will find free patterns for crocheted headbands and ear warmers with easy-to-follow instructions. Throughout the page I have included other designers' fabulous patterns for you to make too.
Also see patterns for gorgeous flowers, great for finishing off the headbands and giving them a little extra touch.
Flower Headband Pattern
This is a fantastic first project for those who have mastered the basic stitches and who want to read simple crochet patterns in order to make something. The simple process of working in the same stitch and in rows make this an ideal project to practice getting used to reading a simple pattern.
To this day I still get asked to make these headbands, and they are by far the most popular thing I crochet.
To create one that looks like the picture I use a very simple pattern all in single-crochet stitch (SC).
To find the desired length I measure the head circumference of the person receiving the headband, where you want it to sit on their head.
I then single-crochet stitch rows to the desired thickness
When measuring for a child I measure their ear length and add on an inch at each side so it is a nice thick width.
For an adult crochet headband:
- Use a hook size of four millimeters and thick arran wool or two strands of double-knit yarn
- CH 70
- SC in each st until end
- CH 1 Turn
- Work back along the row in SC
- Continue to work like this until you achieve the desired width of the headband (16 rows usually create a nice effect).
- Finish off and leave a long tail to join ends together.
- You can add any kind of crocheted flower you wish to finish.
My daughter—who refused to wear a hat to school—loves this ear warmer on cold days!
Stretchy Crocheted Headband
I really love this pattern
This slightly stretchy lacy head band is just gorgeous, very easy to make and would look perfect in any color.
Crochet Headband with Flower Patttern
- Hook 4.00
- Double-knit yarn or worsted
- Ch 74
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook; hdc until end of row. 3 hdc in last st; hdc across opposite side; 3 hdc in last st. join in first hdc (not ch).
Row 2: Ch 2. In back loop only (BLO), hdc in same st as join and in each st across; 2 hdc in each of 3 corner sts; hdc across other side; 2 hdc in last 3 corner sts; join to first hdc.
Row 3: Ch 2. In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across; (hdc, 2 hdc) 3x over the three 2hdcs in previous row; hdc across opposite side; (hdc, 2hdc)3x over the three 2hdcs in previous row; join in first hdc.
Row 4: Ch 2. In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across; over 6 corner sts work (hdc, 2 hdc) 3x; hdc across opposite side; over last 6 corner sts work (hdc, 2 hdc)3x; join in first hdc.
Row 5: Ch 2. In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across; in 7 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc)3x, 2hdc in 7th st; hdc across; in last 7 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc)3x, 2 hdc in 7th st; join to first hdc.
Row 6: Ch 2. In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across; in 8 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc); hdc across opposite side; in last 8 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc)4x; hdc until end of round; join to first hdc.
Row 7: Ch 2. In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across; in 8 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, 3hdc in ch, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc); hdc across opposite side; in next 8 corner sts work (hdc, 2hdc) 4x; join in first hdc.
Row 8: Ch 2. In BLO, hdc around.
Row 9: Border of your choice!
Wrap around the wearer's head to find where button placement should be. Sew on a button of your choice and weave in the ends.
Beautifully Shaped Headband with Knit Look
Button fastening in the back
This is one of those headbands you look at and go: Is it knitted or crocheted? Its lovely textured stitch makes it look like knitted.
Flower Patterns Ideal for Hats or Other Projects
One of the easiest crocheted flowers to make is this large outer flower pattern:
- Chain 3 sl into 1st ch
- Round 1: 12dc in ring sl st into top 1st ch 3
- Round 2: *Ch 3. In next dc, (dc, trc, dc) Ch 3, sl st in next dc. Repeat from * around.
- Finish off weave in ends
Small flower pattern to sit in the middle of the large outer one:
- Chain 3 sl into 1st st
- work into ring, *ch 3. Make a trc within one step of completion (two loops left on hook. Repeat from # one time. YO, draw through all three loops
- Ch 3, sl st to ring
- Repeat from * five times. Join, finish off with a long tail
I use a long tail to attach the two flowers together and then attach both onto the headband.
You can decorate your flower with a button or use pretty butterfly jewels like we did. They get easier to make with practice, and soon you will be able to create your own designs without even needing a pattern.
This is my own pattern which I used on a cute baby hat.
It is also the pattern for the cream-colored one used in the introduction photo
Use a really chunky yarn or hold two strands together to achieve an awesome chunkier effect.
More of my Favourite Patterns
- Ribbed Headband
Pattern for a ribbed headband. You can use any kind of worsted weight yarn on hand.
- Moebius Headband Earwarmer
- The Genius Headband pattern by Elizabeth Alan
Very clever stretchy headband. You will need to sign into Ravelry but its community is worth joining!
- Headband with Flower
Cute headband with a large flower.
- Headband with Bow
Cute crochet headband with a bow.
Easy Headband Pattern
This one fits perfectly due to the back area of the headband being made with a smaller stitch, so if fits comfortably around your head. Again, you can make this to fit any size by following the formula.
Me Wearing One of my Fabulous Headbands
What I love most about these is that I can have one in every colour. They are also a fabulous project for using up scrap yarn.
You can finish them off to however you want. I love the burst of colour edging around the crochet flower in this one.
This headband is worked in half double crochet until the width achieved, finished off with a 3 d crochet flower.
Headband with Elastic and Sunflower Pattern
I designed this headband for my friend Ruthi and sent it and the pattern to her. I have known her online for a few years, and she really is a ray of sunshine brightening me up with her lovely poetry.
This headband requires you to work in HDC (half double crochet), front post double crochet and back post double crochet (working in the front and back posts of the previous stitches).
Creating the cables is actually pretty easy as long as you have worked front and back post stitches before. You can create fantastic effects and a lovely texture.
I really love this pattern.
This one can be made any length you want, and you can use any yarn you wish. It would look gorgeous even on a very dressed up day.
Basic Stylish Headband
Quick Hair Band Project
This is a beautiful Very Easy little pattern, perfect for making for Valentines day.
The headband part is actually quite stretchy so you have a bit of give in the sizing.
Is there something else you would like to make that I could include a pattern for?
© 2012 Lisa Auch
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