Karen’s Winter Headband Crochet Pattern

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Karen’s Winter Headband Crochet Pattern is made with medium weight yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. This free pattern was designed to match Karen’s Winter Scarf and to be worn as a crocheted set. The pretty textured stitches are easy to crochet and only take single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet stitches.

The headband is seamed with a twist (watch the video tutorial to learn how to do this) so it is tapered at the front but still covers the ears nicely on the sides.

This project works up very quickly, is a great way to use up some of stashed yarn and will make a lovely gift.

I have provided additional sizes in the Finished Size section of the pattern. The pattern as written is for adult medium. The headband stretches approximately 2-3 inches.

Karen’s Winter Headband Crochet Pattern

Karen's Winter Headband Crochet Pattern


Difficulty Level


Finished Size

Headband length approximately 20 inches X 4 inches width for adult medium (head-size 22 to 23 inches)

To make this headband in other sizes begin with the number of chains specified below:

Small Child (3-5): Ch 57 and finish after R10 (or R9 if you want it to be narrower on the sides)

Child: Ch 60 and finish after R11

Teen: Ch 63 and follow pattern

Adult Large: Ch 72 and work 1 to 2 additional rows (so finish after R13 or R14) to make it wider (3 rows extra will equal 1 inch extra width)


Approximately 12 rows per 4 inches and 13 sts per 4 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.


US Terminology used

beg – beginning

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet
R – row 

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

st/sts – stitch/stitches

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain


  • This project is worked in rows.
  • stitch multiple: 3 + 1 (plus 2 for the starting chain).
  • after R1 you will skip all sts except the sc sts [we only work our stitch sets (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in the sc stitches].


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Karen's Winter Headband Free Crochet Pattern

Karen’s Winter Headband Crochet Pattern Instructions

This headband is crocheted back and forth in rows, before being seamed with a twist.

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):


R1: Ch 66, sk 2 chs (sk 2 chs counts as 1 sc) and work (1 hdc, 1 dc) in the next ch. *Sk 2 chs, work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 chs. Sk 2 chs, work 1 sc in the last ch. Turn. (64)

R2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), work (1 hdc, 1 dc) in the first st. *Sk the next (1 dc, 1 hdc) and work: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in the next sc.** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. Sk the next 1 dc and 1 hdc and work 1 sc into the top of the turning ch from the prev row. [64]

R3-R12: Rep R2. Do not finish off. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions. 

At this point your headband will be just over 4 inches wide.

Finishing Instructions:

Finish off leaving a 10 inch tail of yarn. Watch the video tutorial here for how to assemble the earwarmer.

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  1. Are there written instructions for finishing? I can’t find video link.