Hi friends! Have you been wondering how to crochet a headband? Well, you’re in luck because today I’m sharing my Simple Crochet Headband with a Twist Tutorial! This crochet headband pattern is beginner friendly, can be adjusted for size from baby to adult. And depending on the yarn you choose, it can be made in just over an hour – um yes please! Full free written pattern at the end of this post.
Here’s a short video with no sound that shows the birds eye view of how to make this beginner crochet headband. Detailed step by step video is at the end of the post with the written pattern.
How to Crochet a Headband for beginners
I want so show you several of the yarn options that I used in making my samples. Many of you live all over the world and like sharing different yarn options so that you can pick what will work best for you and what is available to you.
Here are 3 of the 5 crochet headbands that I made. While I love the green and blue versions, those use a thinner yarn and therefore take a lot longer to make. If you are a new crocheter, I would choose a yarn similar to what you see in this photo above.
How do you make a crochet earwarmer?
The amazing thing about this simple crochet headband is that it can be used as both a crochet earwarmer for the winter months and also a crochet headband as a fashion accessory. This can also be made in varying widths, so you could even use it as a messy bun beanie. The pink version is made wider and therefore warmer.
I love wearing this simple crochet headband on casual days or out for a morning walk with my dog Libby. It’s really comfortable and easy to wear. BTW, if you want to go one more day before washing your hair, these are handy for that too haha!
Simple Crochet Headband with a Twist
- Yarn of choice (My favorites are Red Heart with Love, Big Twist Value and Vanna's Choice)
- Crochet Hook from Yarn Label
- Yarn Needle
- Measuring tape
- Small Scissors
- Pick your yarn of choice. I am recommending a solid color worsted weight yarn for this project, but I love to see what you all pick as well!
- Determine your head size or the size of the individual you are making this for. Whatever that size is, double it and add no more than 3 inches. For example, my head is about 20 inches at the point at which I want the headband to sit. My foundation chain is 42 inches.
- Using the recommended hook size on the package, create your foundation chain.
- In the 2nd chain from the hook, place 1 half double crochet stitch. Place 1 hdc in each chain all the way down. (double check your size, sometimes yarn can "grow or shrink more than others)
- Once you crochet your hdc in the last foundation chain, chain 1 turn your work and place a hdc in every stitch all the way down for row 2.
- Repeat row 2 until your piece measures appox 2.5 inches. Remember this will be doubled, this will not be the width of your headband.
- Create the twist. See video for details on this if you are unsure. Basically you will bring your tails around and cross, then cross again and bring the tails around to the back to sew together.
- Clip or pin the tails and place your hands inside the headband to straighten everything out and make sure you like the way it looks before sewing together.
- Fasten off the yarn and leave a long tail. Sew the short end tails together in a discreet way.
- Line up the headband and sew together from the inside using a yarn needle. Grab yarn strands from the inside of the headband so that you cannot see any sewing from the outside.
- You want your outside seam to look like this.
- Continue sewing along the seam up to the twist.
- Secure tails and weave them in.
- Ta-dah! You're done!
Below is a list of other great crochet projects, check them out!
- Easy Infinity Crochet Scarf – 3 hours or less
- Crochet Ripple Blanket
- How to Crochet a Headband – Beginner
- 20 minute crochet headband tutorial
- How to Crochet a Rose
Here is a Pinterest Image to save for later!