Crochet Patterns

Crochet Ear Warmer / Winter Headband

I recently discovered this bright and colourful velvet yarn and thought it would be really beautiful for a crochet ear warmer. It’s so soft and fluffy, perfect for winter!

A printable PDF version of this pattern is available on Etsy here or Ravelry here.

I’m using just one type of stitch – half double crochets – the same stitch as in my Infinity Scarf pattern. But the difference is that here they are worked into the spaces between the stitches in the previous row. 

This pattern is very easy and which makes it a great crochet project for beginners. It’s also a super quick make! They would make great last minute crochet gifts.

Make matching fingerless gloves to go with these ear warmers! This pattern is also very simple and will be easy for beginners.

How to Crochet a Twisted Ear Warmer Headband - quick and easy!

Scroll down for the free pattern and the short video demonstration.

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Average Head Circumference

Women: Small = 21″ (53cm), Medium 22″ (56cm), Large 23″ (58.5cm)

Men: Small = 22″ (56cm), Medium 23″ (58.5cm), Large 24″ (61cm)

For child/teen sizes see detailed chart on Craft Yarn Council’s website.

How to make the right size

Measure your head circumference (where your headband will be sitting). Generally you would need to make a headband 2-3 inches shorter than your head circumference as the headband will stretch. But depending on your yarn and the type of stitch you are using it will stretch differently. If possible, try it on when you get to about 19 inches (for adults) by wrapping it around your head. That way you’ll see how well it stretches, how many rows you still need to crochet and the size will be most accurate.

Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern Notes

The Ear Warmer is worked flat in back and forth rows and stitched together at the end

The width of this headband is 3.5″ (9cm). You can make a wider headband by chaining more for your foundation chain.

You can make a smalller headband (kid size) or a bigger size by working less or more rows.

Crochet Twisted Ear Warmer – free pattern


Yarn: Lionbrand Vel-Luxe (5.3oz/150g, 246 yd/225m) 100% polyester. Pictured colours are Lilac, Marigold and Silver.

Crochet hook: 5mm 

Scissors, yarn needle


This Headband measures 3.5” (9cm) wide and 19.5” (49.5cm) in circumference


12 stitches x 10 rows in pattern = 4″


Ch = chain

St = stitch

HDC = half double crochet


Ch 11

Row 1: HDC in the second chain from the hook and across (10 total). Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: HDC into the first space between the stitches in the previous row and across. Ch 1 and turn. (total 10 throughout the pattern)

Row 3 – until you reach the desired length: repeat row 2.

After you reach the desired length of your headband – fasten off and cut the yarn leaving a long tail (around 15″ or 35cm) for sewing the ends together.

To make the twist – please watch the video for visual guidance and more details.

Weave in all ends and turn it inside out. Done!

If you like this pattern and would like to print it in a PDF format you can get it on Etsy or Ravelry

Hope you enjoyed making those ear warmers! Check out the Ocean Breeze Crochet Headband for more ideas!

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