Bulky yarn makes this Crochet Twist Headband a quick crochet project! A combination of crochet stitches produces the beautiful texture. Grab the free crochet pattern.
Headbands (or earwarmers) or hats? What’s your preferred cold weather accessory? They’re both so handy. A hat keeps your entire head warm. A headband (or ear warmer) is easier to wear with a ponytail or a bun. Basically, you need both.
I’ve made knit headbands, fabric headbands, and even a couple other crochet headbands (like this Braided Crochet headband or Single Crochet Knotted headband.) But you can never have too many! This Crochet Twist Headband is a quick project and would make a beautiful gift as well.
Alpine stitch just sounds like cold weather, doesn’t it? This ear warmer uses a slight variation on the alpine stitch where there are fewer rows in between the long front post double crochets that create the beautiful crochet texture pattern.
These front post double crochets are a little different than normal because on many of the rows they are made going into the front post of not just the previous row, but the row before that. (More specifics are in the free crochet pattern!)
Crochet Twist Headband Supplies
The supplies couldn’t be much simpler! Bulky yarn, a big crochet hook, and some scissors. My sister gifted me this beautiful rainbow colored bulky yarn that reminds me of soft cotton candy clouds.
How to Make the Crochet Twist Headband
The fun part of this crochet headband, aside from the textured stitch, is the unique twist in front. The twist is made by folding the headband in half with right sides facing. (The right side is the side where you worked the front post double crochet stitches.) Then slide the top half to the right and the bottom half to the left until they are only halfway overlapping.
Take the bottom piece, that is sticking out on the left, and fold it up over the top. Then take the top piece, that is sticking out to the right, and fold it over the bottom. You’re sort of making two interlocking C’s that are facing each other.
Altogher you should have 4 layers of headband. Use either your crochet hook or a large tapestry needle to stitch through all four layers.
The twist on the front of the headband is complete! Now flip the headband so the front side is facing out.