Crochet head wraps are a must-have in your crochet pattern library. They work up quickly, allowing you to create instant gratification projects, whip up gifts and practice new stitch patterns without investing a lot of time. They are small crochet projects that can be used for stash busting and using up yarn leftovers from other projects. Crochet head wraps come in a variety of designs, including headband, ear warmers and more, so you can make a whole lot of these crochet accessories without... ever getting bored. Plus, they add a pop of color and style to any outfit while simultaneously keeping you warm and keeping your hair off of your face - cute and functional at the same time! If you haven't ever crocheted a head wrap, it's time to get started! These ten free crochet head wrap patterns will set you on your way.
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Amy Solovay designed this easy crochet pattern for super simple ear warmers. She writes, "This is a wide headband that covers the ears. It can be worn as either a headwrap or ear warmer. If you'd like to make some other simple accessories to match the head wrap, I have coordinating free patterns available as well." It's a super easy crochet pattern made up of just single crochet and chain stitches - great for beginner crocheters!
This ear warmers crochet patterns is actually a... variation on Amy's Simple Crochet Headband Free Pattern. The headband is a bit more narrow while this one is wide enough to cover your ears. That makes the headband a better head wrap accessory for warmer months while this ear warmer pattern is better suited to cooler months when you really want to keep that chill off of your ears.
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The Simple Ear Warmers crochet pattern is a unisex crochet pattern, and this one is as well, although it's particularly recommended as a pattern for men. Like the previous pattern, this crochet head wrap was designed by Amy Solovay. She explains, "It's a tapered design that is narrow in front; it gets wider to provide coverage for the ears and the back of the head". It fits under bicycle and motorcycle helmets and is a great alternative to a hat in autumn and winter weather.
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Here is one more free crochet head wrap pattern designed by Amy Solovay. This one is a headband, so it is narrower than the ear warmers (and more similar in size to the aforementioned simple crochet headband pattern). This is a Tunisian crochet head wrap pattern, a design that offers the opportunity to practice a new niche in crochet and the chance to create a crochet accessory that has a "knit" look to the design. Amy says, "For new crocheters, I think the most challenging part of... this project would be keeping an even tension, especially at the ends of the rows." That said, it's a fairly simple Tunisian crochet pattern and one that you can easily and quickly work up once you've got the hang of the technique.
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Mamachee designed this beautiful bow-shaped head wrap crochet pattern, which she worked up in a variety of jewel tones that offer a great pop of color to any outfit. What a great accessory. The design is super cute, but it's also easy to crochet, since it basically consists of half double crochet worked in the back loop only. The shaping is done by using single crochet and slip stitches to reduce the height of the center portion of the head wrap. Mamachee shows how to make the head wrap in... single colors or in multi-color versions. This is a 12-round crochet head wrap that is wider than most headbands and ear warmers. There is also a baby head wrap free crochet pattern to match so this is a great choice for a mommy-and-me accessory set.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This free crochet ear warmer pattern by Rescued Paw Designs has some similarities to the Mamachee crochet head wrap pattern. It, too, has a bow shape and is made in part with half double crochet stitches worked in the back loop only. The shaping is done differently on this one; a center portion is added to create the bow. This crochet pattern also has fewer rows than the one by Mamachee, so instead of a head wrap it's a narrower headband-sized crochet pattern.
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Although Moogly calls this an ear warmer pattern, the design is wide enough to make it a full crochet head wrap. It's a beautiful thick design that is perfect as a Valentine's gift or accessory but could also be worn throughout the year. The beautiful heart designs definitely stand out. This pattern uses primarily basic crochet stitches along with some post stitches to create the fabulous, cozy design.
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Indie FiberArt designed this simple, yet, beautiful, chunky crochet head wrap free pattern. It is made with thick yarn, such as Lion Brand Homespun, and a large (M/N) crochet hook, so it works up super quickly. The look is bulky in the best way and yet streamlined as a simple accessory made from only a few rows. This crochet pattern uses single crochet and half double crochet and uses back loop only stitches to add some interesting texture.
If you're wondering why so many of the crochet head... wrap patterns use back loop only stitches, it is probably because these stitches add a lot of stretch to the items that you're making, which is perfect when you crochet something like an ear warmer that need to wrap around your head and fit snugly to stay on.
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Although back loop stitches are a great way to achieve the right fit on a head wrap, they aren't the only option. Another way to do it is to literally wrap the piece around your head, as we see here in this boho-inspired crochet head scarf designed by Crafty Hippy.
This is a super simple crochet pattern, and it shows you how any skinny crochet scarf pattern can be adapted for use as a head scarf. Head scarves have a slightly different style appeal that other types of head wraps and might be... perfect for music festivals, summer accessorizing and gifts for the modern boho chic girl!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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This unique crochet head wrap pattern is actually designed as a neck wrap that can also be looped around the head. Crochet designer Paula Daniele of Crochet Hooks You explains that it could be a double-looped crochet neck warmer but alternatively you can take one of those loops and pop it over your head. Either way, this is a warm, comfy, fabulous crochet wrap pattern that is excellent for the colder months of the year. It makes a bold statement as an accessory and yet it is easy to work up... because it has a repetitive stitch pattern crocheted using basic stitches.
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BobWilson 123 created something unique and different with this free head wrap crochet pattern. It is actually a crochet hat pattern, but it is made loose and slouchy, in such a way that it is intended to wrap around the whole head and hair. This makes it a hat that has the flavor of a head wrap. Fabulous design!
This crochet pattern includes excellent exact instructions for measuring the proper circumference for your hat pattern and it adds information for measuring your hair if you have... dreadlocks. The hat is designed using only basic crochet stitches including single crochet and double crochet, so it's an easy pattern to work with.