Crochet headbands are one of those things that some crafters never make, which is such a shame because there are so many great reasons to make them. Crochet headbands are small, which means that they use up very little yarn, plus they work up quickly. You can give them to anyone, from the smallest babies to the toughest men, just by adapting the design a small bit for fit and style. These free crochet headband patterns will introduce you to a variety of options that will have you making these accessories all of the time.
Puffed Crochet Headband Free Pattern
This is a terrific crochet headband pattern for beginners. It is completed in just three rows, all of which are basically the same as one another and uses basic crochet stitches (particularly the half double crochet). It is plush and cozy with great texture because it is made with super bulky yarn.
Embroidered DNA Crochet Headband Free Pattern
This crochet headband pattern was created for the March for Science. It is a very simple headband design that has been embellished with a DNA strand created from a combination of a crochet chain and embroidery stitches. This is a fun science design but the idea could also be adapted to create other patterns.
Braided Crochet Headband Free Pattern
There are many great ways to incorporate braids into crochet and this headband pattern shows you one of the simplest options. This is a really fun design that is intriguing to the eye, allowing you to create an accessory that serves as a fashion statement.
Mock Knot Crochet Ear Warmer Free Pattern
Crochet ear warmer patterns and head wraps are a variation on headbands. They are wider and offer more warmth. They can be created in so many unique ways, which we can see from this adorable design that has a contemporary faux bow shape to it.
Baby Bow Headband Free Crochet Pattern
Crochet headbands are perfect accessories for babies. They can provide a bit of a costume for the holidays, keep their little ears warm or help distinguish gender. This bow wrap headband is a great simple option.
Shamrock Flower Crown Free Crochet Pattern
Flower crowns are the bohemian version of headbands. Crochet flower crowns can be made using all different styles of flowers, strung together in a row to create the headband shape. This version uses crochet shamrocks.
Scalloped Lace Toddler Headband Free Crochet Pattern
Flowers and shamrocks are just two of the motifs that can be used to make a pretty headband. Any small motif or repeating stitch pattern works well for crochet headbands. This is a simple scalloped lace design for a toddler headband, perfect for that age when their hair gets long enough to need to be held back out of their face.
Granny Square Headband Free Crochet Pattern
The granny square is another classic crochet motif that works well for headbands. You could seam together a row of small granny squares to create a classic round headband. Or you could do something like this pattern shows where you have just two granny squares and then a long chain for the rest of the headband.
Rustic Chunky Headband Free Crochet Pattern
Many crochet headband patterns are worked in one piece (either worked in the round or worked in rows and seamed together). There are other options, though, like this one which has a button closure. This is a chunky, warm crochet headband pattern. A simple button and yarn choices could make this a great unisex headband design.
Cabled Headband Free Crochet Pattern
This crochet headband pattern offers a great opportunity to practice cabling in crochet. A single crochet cable takes up the entire width of the headband and really makes a statement. What a beautiful design!
Headband Snood Free Crochet Pattern
This is a really unique crochet pattern because it combines the contemporary headband with the vintage crochet hair snood. This is an intriguing way to keep your hair up while accessorizing it.