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Crochet Twist Headband/Earwarmer Pattern

November 7, 2021
crochet twist headband pattern

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This Crochet Twist Headband Pattern is full of texture and looks store bought! I will show you how to make this cozy headband to keep your ears warm. Quick to make and perfect for gifts. Finished size fits most.

The headband is light-weight and super stretchy and uses crochet post stitches to give a gorgeous texture. The easy twist detail adds an on-trend stylish edge to the design.

crochet twist headband pattern

How to get the Pattern for Crochet Twist Headband

  • Free Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the Instructions for this headband
  • Printable PDF: Adfree printable pattern with 6 pages including all details. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy

The pattern is written for a DK weight yarn, or a Light Worsted yarn. Both weights worked beautifully for me when making the samples. They were a huge hit with friends and family and I will be making more to share! The sleek and comfy headband only takes a few hours to make, so it is a great project for an evenings crochet. 

Materials

  • King Cole Luxury Merino DK, 100% Superwash Merino, 50g/140m (1 ball)
  • Rico Design Creative Soft Wool Aran, 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool, 100g/300m (approx. 130m)
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle

Tension

22 sts and 11 rows over 4in [10cm] x 4in [10cm] over pattern using yarn recommended and 5mm hook

Measurements

The measurements given are a guideline only.

The headband is very stretchy and will fit most sizes easily. Pattern includes 2 sizes with size small in brackets ()

Small/medium – 18in to 20in [46 – 51cm] wide and 4in [10cm] depth

Medium/large – 21in to 23in [53 – 58cm] wide and 4in [10cm] depth

Abbreviations  

Wrong Side – WS

Right Side – RS

Chain – ch

Double crochet – dc

Stitch – st

Repeat – rep

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from the front around the post of the next dc in the row below from right to left and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from the back around the post of the next dc in the row below right to left and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Notes

  • Pattern is written in US crochet terms
  • The pattern is written for a DK weight yarn or a light Worsted weight yarn. if you use a different weight yarn, you may need to adjust the amount of rows made in section 1 and 3.
  • You will work the pattern in 3 sections. Section 1 is worked in pattern, section 2 is divided into 2 sections which are then crossed over and joined again, section 3 is then worked in pattern. You will join centre back seam to finish.
  • Pattern is written is one size for Medium/Large size with adjustments for Small in brackets ()
  • Count your stitches as you go to help keep track

Instructions for Crochet Twist Headband Pattern

Section 1

Chain 23

Row 1 (WS): 1 dc into 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch to end, turn – 21 sts

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout)), miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 FPdc around post of next st, 1 BPdc around post of next st) to end, working last BPdc around beg ch , turn – 21 sts

Row 3 (WS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 BPdc around post of next st, 1 FPdc around post of next st) to end, working last FPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 21 sts

Rows 4 – (17) 19: Rep rows 2 & 3

Row 20: Rep row 2, turn. You are ending on a RS row – see picture 1

Section 1 is now complete and you will now work section 2

Section 2 – part 1

Row 21 (WS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 BPdc around post of next st, 1 FPdc around post of next st) 5 times, turn – 11 sts You will be working on these 11 sts for part 1

Row 22 (RS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 FPdc around post of next st, 1 BPdc around post of next st) to end, working last BPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 11 sts

Row 23 (WS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 BPdc around post of next st, 1 FPdc around post of next st) to end, working last FPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 11 sts

Rows 24 – 35: Rep rows 22 & 23 ending on a WS row Extend loop and cut yarn. You will be working with this loop later – see picture 2

                                    pic 1                                                          pic 2

Section 2 – part 2

With WS still facing you, rejoin yarn to last st worked at base of part 1 – see picture 3 (By joining yarn to st at base of part 1, you are creating an extra stitch for part 2 to give you 11 sts)

Row 21 (WS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 BPdc around post of next st, 1 FPdc around post of next st) 5 times, working last FPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 11 sts You will be working on these 11 sts for part 2

Row 22 (RS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 FPdc around post of next st, 1 BPdc around post of next st) to end, working last BPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 11 sts

Row 23 (WS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 BPdc around post of next st, 1 FPdc around post of next st) to end, working last FPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 11 sts

Rows 24 – 35: Rep rows 22 & 23 ending on a WS row. Fasten off yarn – see picture 4

                         pic 3                                                                     pic 4

Section 3

Cross part 1 over part 2 and return hook to loop and re-join yarn. Turn so that you now have RS facing ready for next row to begin – see pictures 5 & 6

Row 36 (RS): Ch 2, (1 FPdc around post of next st, 1 BPdc around post of next st) 4 times, 1 FPdc around post of next st, 1 BPdc around post of last st of part 1 and around post of 1st st of part 2 together (which creates a decrease), (1 FPdc around post of next st, 1 BPdc around post of next st) to end, working last BPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 21 sts Continue to work pattern across joined sections

Row 37 (WS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 BPdc around post of next st, 1 FPdc around post of next st) to end, working last FPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 21 sts

Row 38 (RS): Ch 2, miss st at the base of ch 2, (1 FPdc around post of next st, 1 BPdc around post of next st) to end, working last BPdc around beg ch 2, turn – 21 sts

Row 39 – (52) 54: Rep rows 37 & 38. Fasten off yarn

                           pic 5                                                                   pic 6

Finishing

Join centre back seam by whip stitching together. Weave in all threads.

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