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Glow in the dark headband

Make a glow in the dark headband with my free crochet pattern including video tutorial. It’s a very easy beginner-friendly project. Steal the show with this unique headband that glows in the dark!

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Learn how to crochet a glow in the dark headband or ear warmer - free crochet pattern

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About this pattern

Crochet headbands make the best gifts. They work up fast and are very popular to sell at craft fairs.

Ear warmers are very versatile and can be made with any yarn you like, such as velvet yarn or the latest trend: glow in the dark yarn.

Glow in the dark headbands are unique and make an amazing accessory at festivals or kids walking in the dark. I imagine they would be great for Halloween, too.

This beginner-friendly crochet pattern features slip stitches worked in the back loop only. It gives the fabric a knit-textured look which also happens to be very warm.

You might also like my other patterns using glow-in-the-dark yarn

Learn how to crochet a glow in the dark headband or ear warmer - free crochet pattern

About the yarn

For this headband I’ve used Lion Brand DIY Glow yarn. As the name says, this yarn glows when the lights go down. It’s 100% polyester yarn in a classic worsted weight/CYC 4.

Learn how to crochet a glow in the dark headband or ear warmer - free crochet pattern

Glow in the dark Headband
free crochet pattern


– 1 ball Lion Brand DIY Glow (Weight 4/medium, 65m/71yd, 50g/1.75oz)
or 50 grams of similar yarn

– Crochet hook 9mm (US N/13)
You can also use a 8mm or 10mm hook if you don’t have a 9mm hook.

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors


Height: 4″ / 10 cm
Width: 9″ / 23 cm


With hook size 9mm: 12 sl st blo x 14 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & abbreviations

– ch: chain

– st: stitch

– sl st: slip stitch

– sl st blo: slip stitch worked in the back loop only

* 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 flat and sides are sewn together with a tapestry needle

Video tutorial

Below you can find a video tutorial of this headband.

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 9mm, ch 56.

Measure ch around your head; you can add or remove ch if needed.

Row 1:
1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <55 sl st>

Width should measure 18″.

Row 2:
ch 1, 1 sl st blo in each st across, turn <55 sl st>

Repeat row 2 until round 14 or until headband measures 4″.

Fasten off.


Fold sides like this.

tutorial how to make a crochet headband ear warmer

Use a tapestry needle to sew sides together from right to left. See video.

crochet tutorial how to sew seam a headband ear warmer

Weave ends and fold headband inside out.

End of pattern.

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