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Wow Chunky Headband

Learn how to make an ear warmer / twisted headband with my free crochet pattern in 5 different sizes. This crochet ear warmer is made with a stitch that looks like it’s knitted. But I promise, it’s crochet! This pattern comes with a video tutorial which you can find below.

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Easy crochet ear warmer

This twisted headband is very easy to make. It’s just a flat rectangle folded and seamed in a special way to create the look of a twist.

The slip stitches are worked in the back loop only which mimics the look of knitting. A simple, basic stitch any beginner can do with an amazing outcome!

Crochet headband tutorial free crochet pattern with katia chunky wow

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About the yarn

For this bulky crochet vest I’ve used Katia Chunky, which I also used for the Wow Chunky Vest.

This medium weight yarn consists of acrylic, wool and alpaca. It works up extremely fast and is perfect for any oversized project.

Wow Chunky by Katia yarn

Chunky crochet headband
free crochet pattern


Chunky from Wow by Katia 
weight 6/super bulky

1 skein in color beige
or 55 grams of similar yarn

– Crochet hook 12mm (US O/16)

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

Sizes & measurements

  • Toddler: to fit head circumference 17″ / 43 cm
  • Child: to fit head circumference 19″ / 48 cm
  • Teen: to fit head circumference 21″ / 53 cm
  • Adult Small: to fit head circumference 22″ / 56 cm
  • Adult Large: to fit head circumference 23″ / 58.5 cm

Headband measures 2″ / 5 cm less than head circumference to account for the stretchiness.


With hook size 12mm: 9 sl st blo x 12 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch

– sl st: slip stitch

– sl st blo: slip stitch in back loop only

– ch: chain

** repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed

< > amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row


– This pattern is written in US terminology.

– Headband is worked lengthwise in one piece.

– Pattern contains instructions for size toddler with (child, teen, adult small, adult large) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

– You can make the headband bigger by adding as many stitches and rows as needed.

– Turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Video tutorial

Below you can find a video tutorial of this headband. If you do not see the video, turn off your ad-blocker.

Click here to watch this video on YouTube

Written pattern

** An ad-free PDF version is available on Etsy and Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me **

With hook size 12mm, ch 31 (35, 39, 41, 43)

Row 1:
1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <30 (34, 38, 40, 42) sl st>

Row 2:
ch 1, 1 sl st blo in each st across, turn <30 (34, 38, 40, 42) sl st>

Repeat row 2 until row 10 (10, 12, 12, 12) or until rectangle measures:

Toddler: 15″ x 3″ / 38 x 7.5 cm
Child: 17″ x 3″ / 43 x 7.5 cm
Teen: 19″ x 4″ / 48 x 10 cm
Adult Small: 20″ x 4″ / 51 x 10 cm
Adult Large: 21″ x 4″ / 53 x 10 cm

.. or 2″ / 5 cm less than your head circumference to account for the stretchiness.

Fasten off and leave a long tail end for sewing.

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Fold headband in half lengthwise. Fold short sides and insert one folded side into the other, overlapping the folded halves.

You should have 4 layers to stitch through. With a tapestry needle, sew the 4 layers together. Turn headband right-side out.

Weave in all ends and you’re done!

Crochet tutorial how to sew a twisted headband

End of pattern.

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  1. Love the two color ear warmer. I just bought #4 yarns in my granddaughters school colors. How can I make this without using #6 yarn. I want to make these for Christmas.

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