Easy Twisted Crochet Headband Pattern

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Welcome to the world of stylish warmth with this free Crochet Headband pattern! This versatile ear warmer is not just a great project; it’s the perfect gift for toddlers, children, and adults alike. With this quick and easy crochet pattern, even beginners can create this cozy accessory using only basic crochet stitches.

This headband crochet pattern is the perfect project for adding a touch of flair to any outfit. Pick your favorite colors to customize the headbands, making them fit your style and go well with your winter clothes. It’s a fun way to make something special for yourself or someone you care about!

Stay cozy and chic all season long with this must-have accessory. The Twisted Crochet Headband combines fashion and function, making it the perfect winter accessory. It’s an easy crochet project that will keep your ears warm and your style on point.

So grab your hooks and get ready to create a fun headband that will make heads turn. Let’s crochet our way to a stylish and cozy winter with this free crochet ear warmer headband pattern.

Looking for another quick project? If so, be sure to check out my many other free crochet patterns before you go! 

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. Projects may include involved stitch patterns, color work, and/or shaping.


Crochet Headbands are Great Yarn Stash Busters

This ear warmer pattern is a great way to use up your yarn stash. Headbands don’t need much yarn, so they’re perfect for using up those leftover scraps or single skeins you have. You can even try different yarn types, like cotton for a light and comfy headband in the summer.

The best part is, you won’t have to spend any extra money since you’ll be using yarn you already have! You can make a headband for yourself or give it as a gift to someone without spending a lot. And the fun part is, you can choose the colors you like best or mix them up to create something unique!


Crochet gauge measures stitches and rows made in one inch using a specific crochet hook and yarn. By following this measurement, you can make sure your crochet headband will be the right size. It’s like a helpful guide to get your project just the way you want it!

Gauge is important for this free pattern.

11 stitches = 3 inches

Crocheted Headband Size Chart

This easy crochet headband pattern is written for 3 different headband sizes: toddler, child, and adult sizes. Be sure to get your head measurement before you begin.

SizeFits Head CircumferenceWidth
Toddlerup to 19 inches3 inches
Childup to 20 inches4 inches
Adultup to 23 inches5 inches
Crochet Headband Size Chart

Pattern Notes

  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain. This chain does not count as your first stitch. 
  • After each round, join your yarn to the first double crochet stitch with a slip stitch.
  • You can make the circumference of your headband longer or shorter by making your beginning chain longer or shorter
  • For wider bands, add more rounds
  • Check your stitch counts after each round


  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • blo = back loop only
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
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Crochet Stitches & Techniques

Slip Stitch (sl st)

  1. Insert hook into next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on your hook

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

  1. Firstly, yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Then, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Lastly, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook

Back Loop Only (blo)

For this easy pattern, you will be making your Half Double Crochet (hdc) stitches in the back loops only (blo).

front and back loops

Toddler Size Crochet Headband Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 72, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, join in the round with a sl st to the first st made (70 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st, join (70 stitches)

Rnds 3- 9: repeat row 2 (70 stitches)

Child Size Crochet Headband Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 76, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, join in the round with a sl st to the first st made (74 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st, join (74 stitches)

Rnds 3- 11: repeat row 2 (74 stitches)

Adult Size Crochet Headband Pattern 

Rnd 1: Ch 86, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, join in the round with a sl st to the first st made (84 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st, join (84 stitches)

Rnds 3- 13: repeat row 2 (84 stitches)

Crochet Headband Assembly

First, lay your headband in front of you. There is no “right” or “wrong” side since the headband was worked back and forth in rows.

Now you are going to create the “twist”. Begin by folding the left and right sides of the headband in towards the middle. 

Then, fold each end into a “c” shape. The “c” shapes should be facing each other as seen in the photo below. 

Now, bring the ends together by interlocking the “c” shapes. This is illustrated for you in the photo below. Sew the ends together with a tapestry needle. Weave in all of your ends. 

Lastly, turn the headband right side out. 

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crochet headband
crochet headband
crochet headband pattern free

What is the best stitch for a headband?

The half double crochet stitch is perfect for a crochet headband because it provides a balance of height and density. It creates a sturdy fabric that holds its shape well while offering a soft and comfortable fit. The stitch also allows for easy twisting and creates beautiful texture for an eye-catching headband.

How long does it take to crochet a headband?

You can complete a simple crochet headband pattern in a couple of hours or less. Consider factors such as the complexity of the pattern, your crochet speed, and the thickness of the yarn used.

How wide to make a crochet headband?

For a crochet headband, aim for a width of approximately 3 inches for toddler sizes, 4 inches for child sizes, and 5 inches for adult sizes.

Are there crochet headband patterns for different seasons? 

Yes, crochet headband patterns can be adapted for different seasons. For warmer weather, lightweight and lacy designs using breathable yarns are popular. In colder seasons, opt for thicker yarns and cozy stitch patterns. 

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