Crochet Patterns Ear Warmers Headbands

Simple Crochet Ear Warmer Headband- Free Pattern

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This is a simple, twisted crochet ear warmer headband pattern that is suitable for beginners!

Learn how to make these cozy, yet stylish ear warmers that are perfect for keeping your ears warm this winter. This is an easy and fun beginner crochet project and if you’re an experienced crocheter you’ll be able to work up a couple of crochet headbands in no time!

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Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer

If you’re completely new at crochet check out my Step by Step Tutorial for absolute beginners where you can learn how to crochet the basic stitches!

This twisted headband is made with light worsted #3 acrylic yarn. You can use any type of yarn for this headband. I normally use acrylic yarn and nowadays you can find all kinds of beautiful soft and very pleasant to touch acrylic yarn.

If you use a cotton blend yarn, they might stretch differently. Normally, cotton or cotton blends don’t stretch as much. So you’ll need to adjust the stitch count for your foundation chain.

The best part for beginners or anyone who doesn’t like working in the round, is that this crochet pattern is worked in rows. You’ll simply need to make a rectangle and then stitch the side together. The twist is made in the way the two sides are connected. Like with most things, it’s very easy once you know how to do it!

Twisted Crochet Headband Free Pattern

Skill Level



Width: 4,5″ (11.5cm)

Length when assembled: 10″ (26cm)


16 Sts x 20 Rows (in pattern)


Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – chain

St – stitch

SC – single crochet

BLO – back loop only

Special Stitches

Single crochet in back loop only (SC in BLO): Insert hook in next stitch (back loop only) and work a single crochet.

Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern Notes

Ear warmer is worked lengthwise by chaining an amount for the length (the circumference of your head). You can adjust the size by chaining more or less for larger or smaller sizes.

Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Work as many rows as you like until you reach your desired width.

How to make the right size

Measure you head with a tape measure and write down that number so you won’t forget it. Generally, you would need to make a headband 2-3 inches shorter than the head circumference as the headband will stretch. For example, if your head circumference is 22 inches, you’ll need to make a headband that is 20 inches in length. But depending on your yarn and the type of stitch you are using it will stretch differently.

If you’re making it for yourself – chain a number of chains until it fits around your head snuggly.

If you’re making it for someone else and you can’t measure – check the average head circumference below.

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.

Twisted Ear Warmer – Free Pattern

  • Ch 81 or until you reach approx. 20″ (for a 22″ head circumference)
  • Row 1: Working on the back side of the chain, SC in second Ch from hook and every Ch across. (80)
  • Row 2-22 or until you reach your desired width: Ch 1 and turn. SC in BLO of the first St and and every St across the row. (80)

Colour changes for stripes: If you decided to use two colours, change colour every two rows.


To make the twist please go to How to Make the Twist in this blog post or alternatively you can watch the video demonstration of the crochet Ear Warmer / Winter Headband (skip the start to 3:30). It’s a different crochet pattern but the twist is the same.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you like this simple crochet headband pattern! If you make one for yourself, share it on instagram and tag me @my_crochet_space. I would love to see your makes!

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