If you are looking for some new hair accessories to DIY, try these amazing free crochet headband patterns. Headbands don't just keep your hair out of your eyes, they can keep you warm in winter and add a stylish flair to any outfit. The best thing about crocheting headbands is that they don't take much yarn, and they are quick to make since they are relatively small items.
Crochet Headband Patterns Tutorial
Finding the right headband that matches your vibe is very important. You wouldn't want something overboard girly if that's not you, nor would you like something too basic if you love your accessories bold and quirky.
Let's take a look at some cozy headband patterns to crochet and mark the ones we want to try out. If you are new to crochet, read my article on how to crochet for beginners. Crochet headbands make great gifts!
What is the Easiest Crochet Headband Pattern?
Before you start making fancier headbands, learn to make one with basic stitches. The Treasurie pattern below with a beginner skill level will show you how to crochet a headband with easy double crochet stitches as well as simple flowers to decorate headbands with.
Because this easy crochet headband pattern uses measurements, you can use any yarn thickness. Make a thick headband to keep your ears warm in winter, or a finer headband with flowers to keep your hair in place in summer. Customize the headband!
What are the Best Stitches for Crochet Headband Patterns?
The best stitches for crochet headbands and ear warmers are simple stitches that are not too open. For winter headbands and ear warmers, choose a single crochet or half double crochet for a dense and warm stitch. Summer or more decorative headbands can be made from double or treble stitch. Learn about the basic crochet stitches.
Best crochet stitches for making headbands:
Here are some extra abbreviations used in headband patterns to crochet:
- YO = Yarn over
- Sl st = slip stitch
- Ch = chain
What Size are Crochet Headbands?
Crochet headbands and ear warmers are normally 3 to 4 inches (75 to 10cm) in width. The length will depend on your head size and the amount of stretch in your crochet stitch and yarn.
As a general rule, make the headband 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5cm) smaller than your head circumference. This is called negative ease in pattern making.
What are the measurements for a crocheted headband?
While all heads vary, here are some average head sizes and headband lengths. Of course, the headband length will ultimately depend on the amount of stretch in your yarn and the stitch you choose. Make different headband sizes, so your whole family has one!
Crochet Headband or Crochet Ear Warmer Headband Sizing Chart
|AGE||Head Size||Headband Length|
|Baby 0-3 mths||14-15” (36-38 cm)||13-13.5” (33-34 cm)|
|Baby 3-6 mths||15-17” (38-43cm)||13.5-16” (34-41cm)|
|Baby 6-12 mths||16-18” (41-46cm)||14.5-16.5” ( 37-42cm)|
|Toddler||18-20“ (46-51 cm)||16.5-18.5” (42-47cm)|
|Child||19-20.5” (48 -52cm)||17.5-19” (44 -48cm)|
|Teen (or sm. adult)||20.5-22” (52 -56cm)||19-20“ (48 -52cm)|
|Adult Size M||21.5-22.5“ (53 -56 cm)||20-21.5” (51- 54cm)|
|Adult Size L||23-24” (58 -61cm)||22-24” (55 -58 cm)|
What You Need for Crocheted Headbands
The supply list for crocheting headbands is really simple:
- Crochet hook size to match the yarn.
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends.
Best Yarn for Crochet Headbands
The best yarn depends on when you want to wear your headband. Wool or acrylic are idea for winter, and cotton yarn for summer.
One skein of yarn is generally enough for a couple of headbands.
Worsted weight yarn is a popular choice for headbands, but many of these patterns can use any yarn since they are based on measurement. Bulky weight yarn is particularly warm. Crocheting headbands is perfect for using up leftover yarn scraps.
35 Crochet Headband Patterns List
#1 Puff Crochet Headband Patterns
#2 Easy Ear Warmer Headband Pattern
What a perfect pattern and choice of color for the fall and winter days. This beautiful fall hair accessory is easy to make, so even beginners should give this a shot. You can add a bold button to top it off and wear it with your hair let down, or flaunt it completely with your hair in a bun. Either way, it’s going to look great. Pattern from Yarn & Chai
#3 Knot Me Up Crochet Headband Patterns
Ooh, what cuties! This knot-me-up headband pattern is so vintage and trendy at the same time, and anybody would look super cute in this. This headband is made using extended single crochet, and both its sides look equally good, so you can wear it either way. Pattern from Crochet Dreamz
#4 Crochet Bow Headband Patterns
The bow crochet headband is super simple to make, warm enough to keep your ears from suffering on those chilly days, and pretty enough to make you love the cold. You can make this for a little one, and even for yourself, and pair it with a lovely skirt or some cute matching separates. Pattern from People Webs
#5 Free Crochet Headband Pattern
The Aspen is a minimalistic trendy headwear piece, that’s an easy crochet project. You can crochet this up as a last-minute yet gorgeous DIY present. Top it off with a big, bold button, and you’ve got yourself a timeless hair accessory. Let’s begin crocheting! Pattern from Make & Do Crew.
#6 Rustic Chunky Crochet Headband Pattern
This rustic and chunky head wraps pattern is an easy pattern, and it’s yet another quickie. The rustic tones make it a gorgeous pick for the fall and winters, and the chunky texture will help you keep your ears warm. I would wear this with my hair in a low, sleek ponytail because I would want the headband to be prominent. Patterns from The Stitchin' Mommy
#7 Knot Crochet Headband Pattern
The sailor knot headband is a unique yet stylish pattern, which makes it a great gifting choice. It’s good to have some amazing headband patterns bookmarked to stock up for this winter. Safe to say I’ll be trying out this pattern. I love the solid color with texture. Patterns from Persia Lou
#8 Flower Headband Crochet Pattern
One word: Stunning! I continue to be impressed by all the beautiful crafts created by the crocheting blogger's community. This shamrock flower crown is absolutely stunning and such a unique accessory for beach walks and summer parties. You can curl up your hair, wear this, feel like a nature princess. Patterns from She's Got The Notion.
#9 Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern
This coffee bean crochet ear warmer pattern is so modern, minimal, and super chic. Paired with your favorite jean shorts, skirt or pants, and nude makeup, you are totally going to turn some heads with this one and score a hit if you make this as a present. Patterns from Left In Knots.
#10 Crochet Ears Headband Pattern
What a quirky and fun headband pattern! The fox ears are so lovely, these might be my next obsession. A headband that’s fun and quirky can change the whole look and accentuate your dress. You can make this one for birthday party giveaway goodie bags, costume parties, and even for a fun night out. Patterns from Ashlee Marie.
#11 “Bee Mine” Crochet Head Bands Pattern
The cutest crochet headband for all the little angels out there. It is delicate and pretty, and a fun headband pattern. You can make this for your little one, and it would look great with any summer outfits. You can play with different colors and make a different band for different outfits. Patterns from The Stitchin' Mommy.
#12 Winter Crochet Headband Patterns
The October Nights pattern will work with any weight of yarn, so that’s great news for those who want to work with lightweight yarn instead of worsted-weight yarn. You can even use tiny sock yarn for this or super bulky yarn. Make this cool headband in a variety of color schemes - but for me, neutral tones are a winner. Patterns from Gleeful Things.
#13 Baby Headband Patterns
Elegant? Chic? Timeless? I’m running out of words for this simple but gorgeous chevron headband. What makes it really awesome is just how simple this pattern is, and how this can go with almost all of your outfits, and subtly accentuate your hairstyle and your whole look. After all, who doesn’t love versatile accessories! Patterns from Whistle and Ivy.
#14 Twist Crochet Headband Patterns
These headbands are so cute, and the knotted variation adds the extra oomph. The headband featured first has a wrapped knot, while the headband shown below has a twisted knot. Both the variants are super simple to make, but the texture and the literal ‘twists’ in the design make them really special. Patterns from Left in Knots.
#15 Thread Headband Crochet Pattern
I absolutely love the pattern, and the best part is the hair underneath, making these headbands the perfect, practical hair accessory. You can play with colors and make so many different variants. These would make great springtime gifts, and you can make one go with each of your dresses. Patterns from My Hobby Is Crochet.
#16-35 More Free Crochet Headband Patterns
Free Crochet Headband Patterns – In Conclusion
Headbands make a really cool accessory whether you're planning on hitting the gym, going for a run, heading out for a study session, or dressing up for some fancy time out. There is a perfect free crochet headband pattern for pretty much every occasion, so you must make at least one for them. Treat that lovely hair of yours with some pretty wearable accessories. Headbands make the perfect gift and are a quick project!
More Free Crochet Patterns
If you enjoy a free crochet pattern, here are some more for you to try: