It’s always nice to have a couple patterns on hand for last minute gifts, and crochet headbands/ear warmers make wonderful gifts! Crochet a bunch in the spring and be ready for winter with this roundup of 20 free crochet ear warmer and crochet headband patterns. There is something for everyone on this list, so choose a new pattern to try out for the winter!
1) Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer Headband
This gorgeous twisted headband patterns comes from Sarah Maker! This pattern is great for beginners. If you know how to make a rectangle, you know how to make this headband! The ribbing is made from just two stitches: a slip stitch and a single crochet. Check out the free pattern here!
2) Faux-Bow Easy Crochet Headband
This is another headband pattern that is perfect for beginners! The stitch is called a granite stitch or moss stitch and, again, uses two simple stitches: a single crochet and a slip stitch. This headband is created by crocheting in the round, to make a tube. The seam joining the tube into a circle creates the “faux-bow” detail. Check out the free pattern here!
3) Braided Headband
Love braiding? Up for a challenge? Take a look at this gorgeous headband from Studio Madelaine. It is made by crocheting 5 connected strands and braiding them together. Check out the free pattern here.
4) Alpine Crochet Headband
The Alpine Crochet Headband from Crochet 365 Knit Too shows off the beautiful texture of the alpine stitch, perfect for keeping your ears warm on a chilly winter day. Check out my tutorial on the alpine stitch and check out the free pattern here!
5) Sophora Headband
The Sophora Headband from Burgundy and Blush is another stunning pattern! Available in adult sizes small, medium and large, the pattern is quick to make and has great texture from the shell stitch. Check out the free pattern here.
6) Diamonds Headband
Headbands are a perfect “one hour project,” and the Diamond Headband from Snowdrop Creates is no exception. It makes a beautiful quick gift, or fun addition to your craft fair table, if you sell your finished makes. Check out the free pattern here!
7) Easy Cable Crochet Ear Warmer
Any cable fans out there? This pattern is for you! This Easy Cable Crochet Ear Warmer from Dessert Blossom Crafts uses simple cables to achieve a stunning texture. Check out the free pattern here!
8) Twisted Sisters Cabled Headband
Looking for a more complicated cable design? Look no further! This headband pattern from Cre8tion Crochet has got you covered. Plus, the pattern works in a hair tie at the back, giving your finished headband some stretch. Check out the free pattern here.
9) Alice Earwarmer
The puff stitch is perfect for creating cozy winter garments. The Alice Earwarmer from Theresa Denham uses a puff stitch, and worsted weight yarn, to create an extra chunky finished headband. Check out the free pattern here!
10) Gray Skies Crochet Chevron Headband
Have you made a crochet project with a chevron? If not, this headband would be a great place to start! Check out the free pattern here.
11) Crochet Gyri Headband
Calling all bulky yarn lovers! This pattern is for you. Super warm and quick, the Crochet Gyri Headband from Joy of Motion Crochet is another one of those “hour projects” that you can finish in an afternoon. Check out the free pattern here!
12) Crochet Goldenberry Headband
This is another headband for more experienced crocheters! Full of fun textures and details, the Goldenberry Headband from Crazy Hands is a great intermediate level project. Check out the free pattern here.
13) Michigan Mountain Crochet Ear Warmer
Another pattern from Crochet 365 Knit Too! This one, the Michigan Mountain Crochet Ear Warmer, is made with chunky yarn and gets its texture from working in the back loops for the background stitches and then working a double crochet, 2 rows down in the front loop, to give the pattern a texture that “pops” out. Check out the free pattern here!
14) Crochet Twist Headband/Earwarmer
This twisted headband uses post stitches to achieve its signature cross at the front. Perfect for anyone looking to learn the basics of cables, this pattern is almost entirely made of front post and back post double crochet stitches! Check out the free pattern here.
15) Diamond Stitched Headband
The Diamond Stitched Headband from Kristen Holloway Designs is the second diamond patterned headband to make it onto this list! This one is double-layered and extra warm for those blustery winter days. Check out the free pattern here!
16) Braided Tunisian Ear Warmer
Build on your Tunisian crochet skills with this Braided Tunisian Ear Warmer! Check out the free pattern here.
17) Women’s Cable Ear Warmer
Another intermediate level pattern, this cable ear warmer fits most teens and women’s sizes, with roughly a 21-22″ head circumference, and 4″ wide band. Check out the free pattern here!
18) Easy Herringbone Earwarmer
The Easy Herringbone Earwarmer from Yarn + Chai is a great a quick stashbusting project, easy enough for a confident beginner, and makes a great Christmas present! Check out the free pattern here.
19) Coffee Bean Ear Warmer
This ear warmer has a beautiful texture, reminiscent of coffee beans! The bean stitch gives it this unique look. Check out the free pattern here!
20) Amarie Earwarmer
Last, but certainly not least, is the Amarie Earwarmer from KAME Crochet. This pattern is perfect for an experienced crocheter, looking for a pattern that incorporates a bunch of fun stitches for a beautiful texture. Check out the free pattern here!