A new free crochet headband pattern – Your Morning Headband – is now available on the blog. Read all about my inspiration, the collection it’s a part of, and the perfect yarn I chose, or scroll down for the free crochet pattern.
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Hats are great, but when your hair spends a lot of time in a ponytail, you need Your Morning Headband for that cold morning commute. The simple modern crochet design means it’s truly a classic piece that can be worn day after day. It’s lightly textured and naturally stretchy, so it won’t slide around, and the front twist adds style while keeping the yarn off your forehead.
Choose a neutral color for yours, and it’ll go with any outfit or coat. The pattern is a quick make, and a great choice for any beginner or experienced crafter.
Scroll down for the free version but I recommend you purchase the ad-free PDF Pattern to get all the instructions and pictures in a nice PDF you can print and take notes on without relying on your phone or an internet connection, I’ve got you covered!
Your Everyday Classics Collection
Everyone has that one crochet project that they use (or wear) constantly. It’s the perfect blend of classic, but not boring; modern, but not overly trendy. These favorites were our inspiration for Your Everyday Classics collection. In it, you’ll find 12 exclusive crochet patterns from Joy of Motion Crochet, E’ClaireMakery, and me, all designed to be your new go-to piece. We’ve covered the gamut from cardigans, blankets, and a vest, to socks and a headband. You’re sure to adore this collection of fun new patterns, and find some great gift ideas as well!
LionBrand Wool-Ease is a worsted weight yarn made of wool and acrylic, so you get the softness and warmth of wool, plus it’s machine washable and easy to care for. It’s a versatile and durable yarn, which is exactly what you need when you’re designing pieces for everyday wear.
The yarn is available in 16 colors that feel modern yet classic. Browse their selection and you’re sure to find something that suits your next crochet project.
Before you Start
- 5 mm / US H – 8 hook.
- Lionbrand Wool Ease (85g, 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 180 m / 197 yds):
- 1 skein Fisherman color
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
The headband pattern is available in one size. The fabric is stretchy and will fit most adult women’s heads. The pattern can very easily be adjusted for size: increase or decrease the number of stitches in the starting chain.
The gauge for this pattern, in hdc, is 15 st by 12 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.
The turning ch 1 doesn’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.
- Back loop only: Work the stitch as you normally would but instead of working through both loops, only go through the back loop.
- Front loop only: Work the stitch as you normally would but instead of working through both loops, only go through the front loop.
- The headband crochet pattern uses the highway stitch. Find the detailed tutorial here.
The Actual Headband Crochet Pattern
With your 5 mm / US H-8 hook ch 80 + 1.Row 1: Starting in 2nd Ch from the hook hdc in each ch across, turn. <80 st>
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc front loop only, turn
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc back loop only, turn
Row 4 – 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Carefully block the different parts to give them their best shape.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.
Lay both panels flat side by side and cross one over the other.
Sew both panels together horizontally leaving the middle 1/3 section with the overlapping parts unsewed.
Make a loop and seam ends together vertically.
Weave in the ends.