Every fall, we see all kinds of fantastic new knitted headband and ear warmer patterns sweep all the usual knitting sites and, even though we can knit, we always wonder whether there are options out there for those of us who prefer crochet! That’s how we found ourselves scouring the Internet for equally impressive designs to the ones we’re used to seeing outlined for knitting needles, but this time design for our hook!
Just in case you’re as interest in the idea of of making crocheted headbands and ear warms this fall as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the cutest and most unique crochet patterns we’ve come across so far.
1. Faux knit crocheted headband
Are you actually the kind of crochet enthusiast who never learned how to knit as well because you were so in love with crocheting from the moment you picked up your first hook, even though you really like the way knit stitches look? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really love the way Maria’s Blue Crayon outlines this headband that looks like a faux knitted piece!
2. Ribbed cinched ear warmer
We adore making ribbed crocheted pieces when it comes to headwear because they have fantastic stretch, meaning they’re always comfortable. Just because we love something quite plain and classic, however, doesn’t mean you can’t add some kind of unique element to top the piece off! We love the way Little Monkeys Crochet cinched their ear warmer in the centre for a little extra style.
3. Textured crochet ear warmer
Have you always been a fan of the way that crochet lets you create all kinds of unique texture and you’d love to make something with bars that’s not just regular ribbing? In that case, we think this awesome textured ear warmer featured stitch by stitch on Crafts Unleashed might be right up your alley!
4. Love is cold ear warmer
Part of the reason we adore crocheting is because we love how simple changing colours and doing colour work within projects is! That’s why we adore this dual coloured idea from Moogly for crocheting adorable little hearts in the centre of a headband in a contrasting colour pair that really makes the hearts pop.
5. Cozy cabled crochet
Cabling might be a technique that’s classically done in knitting rather than crochet but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways out there for you to make the effect you love so much appear in a crocheted ear warmer! This fantastic pattern from Little Monkeys Designs is the perfect example of what we mean.
6. Crocheted bow ear warmer
Are you quite interested indeed in the idea of a crocheted ear warmer that cinches in the middle like the one we showed you earlier but you’ve realized that you really mostly liked it because it looked a little bit like a bow? In that case, we think you might actually get along a little better with this design from Antika Moda that is actually design to look like a bow on purpose!
7. Criss Cross crochet ear warmer
Just in case you’re still thinking about how much you love crochet textures of all different kinds but you’re still on the hunt for one that catches your attention a little better, since you’ve always preferred more geometric patterns over swooping cables, here’s an idea that we think might appeal to you a little more! Check out how Crochet N’ Crafts made a boxy criss-crossing stitch.
8. Braided glam cable ear warmer
Are you actually quite experienced indeed at not only crochet but also the stitches and techniques involve in making crochet cables? Well, particularly if you’re looking for a headband that’s a little different than usual, we think you might just be the perfect person to give this fantastically glam, buttoning head wrap style warmer a try! Get the full details on Glamour 4 You.
9. Oatmeal cookie headband
We adore this wonderful design from The Stitchin’ Mommy for so many reasons! Besides the triple colour changes and the fact that there are three different stitch types, giving you lots of awesome texture, we can’t get over how much we love the way they stitched their bow on at a jaunty angle.
10. Herringbone ear warmer with a button
Are you quite interested in these designs that let you create all kinds of wonderful texture in the main part of your headband? Perhaps your favourite ear warmer style is simply the buttoning kind so you don’t have to pull it down and mess up your hair. Either way, we think you’ll get a real kick out of this fastening herringbone pattern featured on Little Monkeys Crochet.
11. Quick Twist ear warmer
Have the cinched ideas we’ve shown you so far on our list been some of your favourite styles so far but you’re just not sure any of the techniques you’ve seen in previous ideas have quite grabbed your attention enough to decide you entirely? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Crochet Dreamz put a simple twist in the front of their band to add some personality!
12. Puff Stitch ear warmer
Are you actually from a place that stays quite warm in the fall so you have no problem with the idea of wearing a meshy ear warmer, since the holes in the pattern won’t leave you too cold? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at how Hopeful Honey made this fantastic pattern that’s design to look like a bubble stitch all the way around!
13. Angelina ear warmer
Here’s a slightly thicker ear warmer design from Crochet Dreamz that’s a little more store-bought looking thanks to the neat combination of the stitches and the perfect placement of the buttons. This is one of those few yarn wear patterns than even a trained eye will have to look at twice to determine whether it’s knitted or crocheted and we love pieces like that because they generate conversation with other yarn crafting enthusiasts!
14. Lacy Shells ear warmer
Are you actually a very experienced crochet lover indeed and you’ve been scrolling through our list hoping to find something that might be a little more challenging for you so you can create something truly stunning? In that case, we think you’ll have a lot of appreciation for the way Alli Crafts made this beautiful lacy shell stitch ear warmer complete with its own delicate flower stitched into the intricate band.
15. Vines ear warmer
Can you tell by now that we’re totally obsessed with cables? Well, just in case you are too, here’s another design that showcases a beautiful cable right now the centre, framed wonderfully on either side by neat edging! We love that this particular design from Interweave looks good no matter how you place it on your head or where you let the button sit.