One of my favorite patterns to make are crochet headbands and ear warmers. They are super versatile, cute, easy, and I can make one in as little as one hour. That makes them great for sharing around the holidays as gifts, or just to add a new look to an outfit. Check out my favorites and start crocheting these for your family today!
Crochet Head Bands and Ear Warmers Patterns
The best part of crocheting headbands or ear warmers is that they are fashionable. So many think that crocheted items are too old-fashioned to add to their daily wardrobe, but they are so wrong! With this list, you’ll find some classic ideas, but also fun modern versions that are really hot right now!
What’s the Best Yarn for Head Bands and Ear Warmers?
The best yarn to use to crochet head bands or ear warmers is the yarn you have on hand already. Truly, almost any yarn works great for these.
If you are trying to make light delicate head bands for babies, then you will use a lighter weight yarn or thread, but for most classic ear warmers and head bands, you will use whatever you have on hand. I personally like to use a wool yarn because it provides thicker results with more warmth, which is the goal for an ear warmer usually.
How do I Know What Size to Make Them?
Typically, you can start by asking the person you are making it for if you can measure their head to be sure of sizing. If this is for a gift and you aren’t sure, then you can follow this simple chart of sizing that works for most cases.
- 0-3 month child needs 11-12″ band
- 3-6 month child needs 13-14″ band
- 6-12 month child needs 15-17″ band
- A toddler needs a 16-18″ band
- Children will need a 17-19″ band
- Adults will need a 20-22″ band
This isn’t exact but is pretty close to what will work in most cases. When in doubt, ask the individual or use a yarn that has a bit of elasticity to it.
Are These Crochet Head Bands Washing Machine Safe?
This depends upon the individual yarn used when making the ear warmer or headband. While most yarn is easy to wash and has no restrictions, always double check before washing. For items that are more delicate and could unravel easily if caught in the machine, I like to drop them into a lingerie bag before washing.