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 crochet ear warmer patterns, which are all available for free from some of the best crochet designers out there.
Quick Crochet Gift Ideas
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:
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.
Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns by Yarn Weight
For each of the crochet ear warmer and crochet headband 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.
Crochet Headband Patterns using Crochet Thread and #2/Fine Yarn
The crochet patterns in this section are definitely more in the “headband” rather than the “ear warmer” category! It is possible to create some gorgeous summer-style headbands with fine crochet thread and #2 yarn. Or as you will see below, you can add some fleece backing to any headband pattern to transform it into an ear warmer!
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.
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
Crochet Headband Patterns using #3/DK/Lightweight Yarn
These crochet headbands all use lighter weight yarn, making them great transition accessories for in-between temps. You could wear any of them as a cute accessory, or to keep ears warm (but not overheated!)
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.
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.
This boho crochet headband pattern is perfect for using up those scraps of leftover yarn. And even though it uses several different colors, there are absolutely NO ends to weave in! The pattern is written for both adult and child sizes so you can make a matching set 🙂
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
Crochet Ea warmer Patterns using #4/Worsted/Medium Yarn
As you would expect, this category has the bulk of crochet ear warmer and headband patterns 🙂 There is such a great selection to choose from in this list of over 25 patterns, from easy crochet patterns for beginners, to patterns with texture and cables – and everything in between.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns using #5/Bulky Yarn
When temperatures drop, these are the crochet ear warmer patterns that you will want! They are all so warm and cozy, and the bulky yarn means you’ll easily be able to make one or more in a single evening.
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