Cozy Winter Headband
This Cozy Winter Headband is perfect for any season. The super fine yarn makes this crochet ear warmer easy to make and very comfortable to wear. Make one for every season and you'll have warm ears year round! Once you learn how to crochet a headband, you may never want to buy one ever again. Unlike a normal headband, this design is meant to cover your ears and keep you comfortable in the cold. This is a great alternative to a winter hat because you can't mess up your hair. Best of all, the colors are light and neutral, making it an ideal go-anywhere accessory that works with any kind of outfit.
- RED HEART® Stardust: 2 skeins 1805 Blue (A); 1 skein 1623 Green (B)
- Crochet Hook: 4.25 mm [US G-7]
- Yarn needle
GAUGE: 20 sts = 4”; 14 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
- 3-hdc cluster (cl) = [Yo, insert hook in space, yo, draw yarn through st] 3 times in same space, yo, draw yarn through 7 loops on hook.
- Foundation single crochet (fsc) = First St: Ch 2, insert hook under top 2 strands of first ch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo, draw through both loops (first fsc complete). Remaining sts: Insert hook under both loops of previous st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo, draw through both loops.
- Chain 2 counts as hdc throughout. All stitches are worked into the top and the back loop of the indicated stitch to form a ridge in the completed row.
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With A, Fsc 20; ch 2, turn to work into sc side of foundation ch.
Row 1: Hdc in the next 4 sts, *ch 1, skip next st, cl in the next st, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in the next 5 sts; repeat from * across; ch 2, turn – 2 cl, 4 ch-1 spaces, 15 hdc sts.
Row 2: Hdc in the next 4 sts, *cl in the next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next st, cl in the next ch-1 space, hdc in the next 5 sts; repeat from * across; ch 2, turn – 4 cl, 2 ch-1 spaces, 15 hdc sts.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 following the headband stripe sequence until piece measures 18½” (20”) long. Fasten off.
Headband Stripe Sequence:
For 18½” (20”) headband, work 9 (12) rows with A, 3 rows with B, 3 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 9 rows with A, 9 rows with B, 9 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 3 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 9 (12) rows with A.
With A, fsc 20; ch 3, turn to work into sc side of foundation ch.
Row 1: Dc in each st across; ch 3, turn – 20 sts
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 18½” (20”) long.
With yarn needle, sew long edges of both pieces together.
Turn inside out. Sew ends of lining edge together, inserting needle in each st on each end. Sew the outside edges together in the same manner. Weave in ends.
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Oct 24, 2016
I like the look of this Cozy Winter Headband, I had to read the pattern a few times before it mad sense to me. I think it would be better to not cut off the yarn at the end and just start the lining. This will work right? I'll try it and see if it works. I like the double thickness of the headband and the stitch pattern looks great! Thank you for the print tab, it let me save this on my lap top. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.
Jan 03, 2015
I think I can figure out the instructions but after reading how to do the stripe sequence for this headband, what is the Lining part of the instructions? I figured it is done after the 4 of instructions besides the finishing off.
FaveCrafts Editor JL
Jan 05, 2015
Hi there, The lining is just the inside of the headband. This is just another layer of yarn that will keep your ears warm. Hope that helps! - Julia from FaveCrafts
fbopper2000 968498 9
Nov 07, 2014
this pattern is confusing. It looks to me in the picture there are at least 4 rows of HDC before you begin the rows of your clusters yet in pattern it starts in 2nd row. So what am I not reading right?
Nov 23, 2015
It was confusing to me to so after doing about half of it I ripped it and decided it wasn't worth the hassle.
fbopper2000 968498 9
Nov 07, 2014
how many chains do you start with 20?
Oct 28, 2014
3-hdc cluster (cl): (Yo, insert hook in sp, yo, draw yarn through stitch) 3 times in same space, yo, draw yarn through 7 loops on hook. Corrected pattern found at: http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2848_ == corr_0.pdf Red Heart pattern: Warm & Shine Scarf & Headband
Dec 12, 2013
No explaination for the cl stitch. Couldn't make this, though it is really cute.
Jan 20, 2013
Row 1 - hdc in the next 4 sts, *ch1, skip next st, cl in the next st, ch1, skip next st, hdc in the next 5 stss: repeat from * across; I get this part then it states ch2, turn - 2 cl, 4 ch-1 spaces, 15 hdc sts. I don't understand that part. I'm fairly new at this, but I always practice before really starting.
cherigroesbeck 672 5850
Oct 27, 2014
Instructions vague. I assume cl = cluster but what size? There are several different variations available. That means the number of stitches in the row just completed. Hope this helps.
douglasmerkel 9866 473
Dec 26, 2012
I don't understand this part: ch 2, turn 2 cl, 4 ch-1 spaces, 15 hdc sts at the end of row 1, can someone help me out?
Dec 15, 2012
lol... same Q daynnightdreamer! I've been crocheting for years, and have no clue what 'cl' is! Going to check out Red Heart pattern to see if diff... thanks guys! Hodgy
Dec 15, 2012
SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 3-hdc cluster (cl) = [Yo, insert hook in space, yo, draw yarn through st] 3 times in same space, yo, draw yarn through 6 loops on hook. Foundation single crochet
Oct 21, 2012
daynnightdreamer.....since this was made with Red Heart I went to their sight and if you go to the free patterns and look for the Warm & Shine Hat and Scarf Pattern you can find the complete instructions for both...hope this helps!
daynnightdreamer 2 842300
Sep 05, 2012
Ok, this may be a stupid question but in step 1 it says: turn - 2 cl, ch-1 spaces......what does cl mean?
Dec 15, 2012
Sweet, the Red Heart site had it... see below. SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 3-hdc cluster (cl) = [Yo, insert hook in space, yo, draw yarn through st] 3 times in same space, yo, draw yarn through 6 loops on hook. Foundation single crochet
penguinlynne 00752 75
Feb 09, 2012
yes is there a scarf pattern to match and what about gloves? would love to have these patterns also.....
Feb 09, 2012
I really like this headband pattern. Is there a scarf to match? It looks she is wearing one...???
painterwoman 09896 59
Feb 06, 2012
I love this pattern but why can't I get the picture to print out?
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