Want to make a fabulous headband for yourself, or anyone you know? Or perhaps even for charity — because headbands make fantastic charity crochet projects.
If you’d like to find a fantastic selection of lovely headband patterns, this page is a great place to begin your search. You’ll discover some outstanding headband designs suitable for just about anybody in the family.
This adorable headband is intended for preemies, babies and toddlers — although there’s nothing stopping you from making it for girls of any age.
This easy pattern is included in Sharon Silverman’s book called Tunisian Crochet for Baby. The book is available for sale at Amazon.com; or you can get more info on the following pages:
- Check out my book review of Tunisian Crochet for Baby.
- See my page about the sunny bow baby headband pattern.
While Tunisian crochet is definitely a crochet technique, it has much in common with knitting — and in some ways it seems to me like a sort of fusion of the two types of needlework. It can sometimes mimic the look of knitting as well, which you can see by looking at this headband. If you’re holding the headband in your hands, inspecting it carefully, you can tell that it isn’t knitted — because it feels different than a knitted project would. But if you’re looking at someone wearing one of these headbands, you could easily mistake it for knitted.
If you enjoy using variegated yarns, this is a fantastic pattern for getting the most out of them. So far this pattern has worked well with both of the variegated color combinations I’ve tried, and I plan to do some more experimenting with variegated yarns and this pattern in the future.
So far, I’ve tried the pattern with two different variegated yarn colors. You can see the results of this pictured at far right. I’ve also tried crocheting this pattern with one solid yarn, and one variegated yarn; the results of that experiment are pictured at near right.
If you’re looking for a headband that’s incorporated into a matching set, and not just a standalone accessory, consider this pretty (and easy!) headband pattern. You can make it to match some other items, so you’ll be able to keep warm and look coordinated at the same time.
This headband is…
- An easy crochet project
- Intended just for guys (but if any ladies want to wear one of these, that’s fine too.)
- Great for keeping ears warm in the fall and winter, or even the springtime when there are chilly days.
- Perfect for guys with “big hair,” including those who don’t want to stuff it all under a hat.
- Ideal for wearing under hoodies, with the hood up. Or not; it looks good either way. It’s nice to have both options, since so many hats look ridiculous when worn underneath of a hoodie. This way guys can wear their hoodies but keep their ears extra warm too.
- A lovely gift.
More Free Crochet Headband Patterns
- “Gwyneth” crochet headband with hexagons — it’s prettier, and more romantic, than it sounds.
- Romantic summer rose crochet headband pattern
- “Prince Charming” — a baby headband shaped like a crown
Free Headband Patterns to Knit
- Knitted headwarmer pattern
- Cable knit headband pattern
- Girls’ knit headband with flowers
- Knitted leaf headband with matching shawlette
- Fancy cable knit headband pattern
- Entrelac knit headband pattern
- Furry seed stitch headband pattern with matching neck warmer
- Puffy braided cable headband and neck warmer set
- Fluffy comfort headband with matching scarf
So there you have it — a great group of DIY headband patterns. Hope you enjoyed this list, and that you found some worthwhile patterns to add to your stash.
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About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.
This page was last updated on 6-22-2019.