Ultimate List of Crochet Ear Warmer & Headband Patterns

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If you are looking for inspiration for a crochet ear warmer or headband pattern then you are in the right place 🙂 Keep on going to browse 40 (yes 40!) ear warmer and headband patterns, which are all available for free from some of the best crochet designers out there.

A crochet headband is a pattern I always go to when I need a quick win. A headband or ear warmer ticks so many boxes:

  • super stash-buster
  • requires less than one skein of yarn
  • quick to make
  • makes a great gift (if you can bear to part with it once you’re done!)

In this post you’ll find a selection of crochet ear warmer and headband patterns from my favorite crochet designers. There are a variety of shapes, sizes and yarn weights so you’re sure to find something that wants to jump onto your hook.

For each of the projects below, I list the pattern format (written or video or both) as well as the recommended yarn. This allows you to see at a glance what you might be able to use from your stash.

I’ve also grouped the patterns by yarn weight so you can skip straight to each section.

Now, let’s get crocheting!


Patterns using Crochet Thread and #2/Fine Yarn


Thread Headband by Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet

These crochet thread headbands are not only beautiful and stylish, but also practical and comfortable to wear due to the hair tie at the back. Make one in each color to match your outfits!
Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: Crochet Thread Size 8


Winter Bliss Ear Warmer by Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet

This ear warmer I have decided to line with an ultra soft 100% polyester sherpa fabric. I feel like it really takes this simple project and make it look like something you would find in your favourite shop. The fabric lining also adds extra warmth and coziness.
Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #2/Fine

Suggested Yarn: Bliss by Sugar Bush Yarns


Coachella Scarf by Alex @ With Alex

You can wear this lightweight and lacey scarf as a scarf, headband or a belt.
Alex @ With Alex

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #2/Fine


Patterns using #3/DK/Lightweight Yarn


Color Melt Headband by Emily @ Hooked Hazel

The Color Melt Headband utilizes simple stitches and construction – making it a perfect project for crocheters of any skill level! Because it uses such small amounts of yarn – only 45 yards each of two colors – this headband is a great stash buster for any DK weight yarn you’ve been saving.
Emily @ Hooked Hazel

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Lightweight

Suggested Yarn: Yarn from Montana Crochet


Simple Twist Headband by Amber @ Devine Debris

I wanted to make a new headband to wear for hikes or for runs that will be nice. Not to mention, because this design is so simple you could adapt it to thicker yarn and make it great for even cooler temps.
Amber @ Devine Debris

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Lightweight

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK


Lux Headband by Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

Description

The headband can be used 3 different ways:
On the right side.
On the wrong side.
With it crossed in the front (if you’re okay with it also crossed in the back)!
Honestly I love all 3!
Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Lightweight


Cabled Ear Warmer by Jessie @ Jessie at Home

These stylish ear warmers will keep your ears toasty warm. The cable detail offers a fashionable accent. These ear warmers match my Crochet Cabled Mitts, so you can face the winter in fashion.
Jessie @ Jessie at Home

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #3/DK/Lightweight

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Fashion Soft



Patterns using #4/Worsted/Medium Yarn


Crossroads Headband by Michelle @ Two Brother’s Blankets

The Crossroads Headband crochet pattern uses simple cable stitching to create a super cute headband! The crochet pattern comes with instructions for just one size, but in the notes section it gives you instructions on how to adjust the length to fit anyone!
Michelle @ Two Brother's Blankets

Pattern Format: Written & Video

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Soft


Forest Trail Headband by Sarah @ Ned & Mimi

I love the texture in this headband that comes from the front post double crochet stitches. It reminded me of a bumpy forest trail as soon as I started crocheting. Just looking at makes me feel like getting out and about for some fresh air!
Sarah @ Ned & Mimi

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran


Diamond in the Rough Headband by Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet

This cozy headband is worked in two pieces that are crocheted together. The result is a double thick crochet headband that gives you a little extra warmth during the fall and winter months.
Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice


Twisted Shells Earwarmer by Ashley @ The Loopy Lamb

The twisted shells ear warmer has a slight twist in it that when worn, looks like it is kind of crossed or wrapped on your head. This type of ear warmer looks great on everyone and can be worn a few different ways.
Ashley @ The Loopy Lamb

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice


I’ll Pine Ear Warmer by Ashlea @ Heart Hook Home

This pattern is a one-size-fits-most and works up super quickly! For this pattern you will only need about 80 yards total; 65 yards of Color A and about 15 yards of Color B
Ashlea @ Heart Hook Home

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Heat Wave


One Skein Crochet Cable Ear Warmer by Lisa @ Stitch in Progress

Oh, the weather outside is frightful….but we still want to look delightful! Enter this cute crochet cabled ear warmer/headband. This crochet pattern will work up quickly with just one skein of yarn and keep your ears warm and cozy and still keep your style.
Lisa @ Stitch in Progress

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease


25 Minute Headband by Rose @ Loopingly Made

Looking for a quick baby shower gift? Or just wanting to make something for a precious little one? I promise you, this 25 minute headband will be flying off your hook like hot pastries on display.
Rose @ Loopingly Made

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Premier Yarn Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted


Chic Aran Headband / Earwarmer by Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet

This pretty headband is worked lengthwise in rows using an interesting combination of front and back crossed double crochet stitches that create the aran pattern. The knit like stitches are made with the special stitch yarn over slip stitch.
Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Chic Sheep by Marly Bird


Whitney Headband by Amber @ Devine Debris

This design is a simple construction of the linen stitch, which means you can easily make it larger or smaller by adding or subtracting stitches in your first row by multiples of 2.
Amber @ Devine Debris

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch


Thermal Twist Headband by Carolyn @ Purple Poncho

The Thermal Twist Headband is a free crochet pattern that will keep your ears extra warm. There is a crochet video to show you this easy stitch, a one row repeat, and another video on how to sew the seam into a twist. This is a great way to learn a new stitch and make a wonderful item while you practice.
Carolyn @ Purple Poncho

Pattern Format: Written & Video

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Caron Simply Soft


Winter’s Edge Ear Warmer by Carolyn @ Purple Poncho

The Winter’s Edge Ear Warmer will be your favorite go to pattern, to make and to wear! This Tunisian crochet stitch design makes alternating boxes of stitches, and is a stretchy fabric.
Carolyn @ Purple Poncho

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Chic Sheep


Honeysuckle Herringbone Headband by Tahryn @ Burgundy & Blush

I really love the alternating herringbone stripes, and the effect that comes from every other row essentially being ‘the wrong way round’.
Tahryn @ Burgundy & Blush

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Simply Aran


Cozy Corner Ear Warmer by Tonja @ Pink Plumerai

I love a quick pattern that I can wear over and over. The Cozy Corner Ear Warmer pattern is super quick and addicting. You can make a Mommy and Me set in a quick sitting or you can make a gift from a friend or family member while watching your favorite show.
Tonja @ Pink Plumerai

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium


Chic Twist Headwrap by Nadia @ Yarnutopia

Ooh la la everyone! Using only ONE SKEIN of Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird you can make this fun fall accessory!
Nadia @ Yarnutopia

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird


Threes And Vs Ear Warmer by Sheri @ The Country Willow

If you are anything like me, I can't wear a hat, it makes me to warm! I designed this using one skein of RedHeart Soft in Periwinkle
Sheri @ The Country Willow

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Soft


Chevron Peaks Ear Warmer by Jennifer @ A Crocheted Simplicity

Worsted weight yarn is my favorite weight to use for crochet hats and ear warmers. Mostly because I live in the great frozen north (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula) and crochet hats made of yarns lighter than a 4, won’t keep our ears from getting frost bite…. we can’t have that!
Jennifer @ A Crocheted Simplicity

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Pound of Love


Diamonds Ear Warmer by Jennifer @ A Crocheted Simplicity

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca


Alicia Ear Warmer by Rachel @ Desert Blossom Crafts

Let me tell you, this ear warmer will keep you WARM. It’s not just for looks. I love wearing this now whenever I’m going to be out in the cold.
Rachel @ Desert Blossom Crafts

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Mary Maxim Woodlands


Bobble Ear Warmer by Nicky @ Avery Lane Creations

I love crocheting ear warmers because they are quick and easy crochet projects. This free crochet ear warmer pattern is a great way to keep your ears warm and to look cute at the same time.
Nicky @ Avery Lane Creations

Pattern Format: Written & Video

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Caron Simply Soft


Oakleigh Headband by Nicky @ Avery Lane Creations

The OakLeigh headband is very versatile. You can adjust it for any size that you need and you can make it as wide as you want.
Nicky @ Avery Lane Creations

Pattern Format: Written & Video

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Caron Simply Soft


Bellus Headband by Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

This crochet headband offers lot’s of texture & is a quick crochet make as it’s crocheted back and forth in rows, no increases or decreases.
Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed


Juliana Ear Warmer by Jessie @ Jessie at Home

These Granny-inspired ear warmers are just too fun! I even added a flower to make them even more cheery and help warm up those cold days!
Jessie @ Jessie at Home

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice


Puff Stitch Ear Warmer by Amanda @ Loops and Love Crochet

The Puff Stitch Ear Warmer works up quickly and has a fun, puffy texture!
Amanda @ Loops and Love Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Criss Cross Ear Warmer by Amanda @ Loops and Love Crochet

This pattern includes instructions for toddler, child, teen and adult sizes
Amanda @ Loops and Love Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Stripes


Eliza Ear Warmer by Jessica @ Stitching Together

This gorgeous ear warmer is quick to make but I put it at a skill level somewhere between easy and intermediate. It has a combo of stitches that you’ve likely never done before and while they aren’t hard, they will need a bit of focus at first. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll love how soft and squishy these ear warmers are!
Jessica @ Stitching Together

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Landscapes Yarn


The Monkey Around Ear Warmer by Ashley @ Through The Loop Yarn Craft

The Monkey Around Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern has that beautiful balance of classic and modern. The nostalgia of the sock monkey has been resurrected in modern fashion, and I for one, think that is AWESOME!
Ashley @ Through The Loop Yarn Craft

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #4/Worsted/Medium

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Landscapes Yarn



Patterns using #5/Bulky Yarn


Charleigh Twist Headband by Shanice @ Crochetastic Boutique

The Charleigh Twist Headband is made with bulky yarn so it’s still very warm for this crisp morning walks, runs to the bus stop, after school practices, or just for Instagram selfies!
Shanice @ Crochetastic Boutique

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy


Velvet Twist Headband by Chrisandra @ And She Laughs

Enjoy this quick and simple project that is cozy and looks a little luxurious!
Chrisandra @ And She Laughs

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Velvet


I Hope You’re Cozy Headband by Amber @ Devine Debris

It’s so easy to make and you can wip up a few in one evening.
Amber @ Devine Debris

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Soft Essentials Stripes


Super Quick & Chunky Headband by Rose @ Loopingly Made

Made with a super bulky yarn and worked in the round (oval), this headband is chic and light to keep you cozy but not so warm during this spring. A bonus part- you’ll be learning how to work in the round with chainless foundation
Rose @ Loopingly Made

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky


Caitlin Headband by Lee @ Coco Crochet Lee

This free crochet pattern features some fun textured stitches that add a romantic feel to this warm accessory.
Lee @ Coco Crochet Lee

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Fifty Fifty


Crossed Fur Headband by Jessica @ Mama in a Stitch

These headbands make for quick, easy and completely practical stocking stuffers
Jessica @ Mama in a Stitch

Pattern Format: Written

Yarn Weight: #5/Bulky

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Go For Faux


I hope you have taken some inspiration from these projects, happy crocheting!

Sarah

2 thoughts on “Ultimate List of Crochet Ear Warmer & Headband Patterns”

  1. Thank you so much for listing these patterns by the yarn weight required. This makes it so much easier to know if I have a suitable yarn instead of loving a pattern and then realizing I don’t have a yarn that will work.

    Reply
    • You’re so welcome! I know the list is a pretty long so I was trying to think of something that would make it easier to digest!

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