Crochet Headband With A Twist – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly headband with a twist called Winter Ivy. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn I chose, and learn how to create the perfect baby headband with just a little bit of yarn, crochet hook, and creativity.

You can find the free instructions below. If you want to support my work, join me on Patreon and if you would like to have additional sizes in the pattern, please consider purchasing the ad-free, printable PDF that you can find here.



YARN: 2 skeins of Yarn And Colors Super Charming 66% cotton yarn and 34% acrylic.

CROCHET HOOK: 5.0 mm crochet hook or the size needed to obtain the gauge.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 2 stitch markers, a tapestry needle, and scissors.


GAUGE:  Work 8 stitches and 5.5 rows in Hdc using a 4.5 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start immediately. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!

Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finished item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

Note: Please be careful with the gauge. The gauge is made with the moss stitch and two and two rows are merged together. At least it looks like that. However, each row is made with just one color, and not two colors.


  • Sst/sts – stitch/stitches
  •  ch chain
  •  ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • MC – main color – in my case beige/gray
  • CC – contrasting color – in my case pink (in the video, red)


  • Skill level: Easy
  • Gauge: Work 8 stitches and 9 rows in moss stitch pattern (sc 1, ch 1) using a 5.0 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).
  • Sizes: newborn (written pattern below + video tutorial), rest of the sizes available in the PDF pattern.
  • Fit is meant to be comfortable, but not too loose.
  • Finished measurements: circumference 30 cm (11 3/4 inches) and height 7 cm (2 3/4 inches).
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of a row is called turning chain and does not count as a stitch.
  • The first st of the round/row is worked into the very fist stitch of the row. Don’t skip any sts at the begining of the row. Otherwise you will end your row/round with one sts lass.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • More instructions on how to read my patterns available here.


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Crochet Baby Headband ÔÇô Winter Ivy

The pattern for crochet baby romper is written a few simple steps:

  • the panel
  • the twist
  • assembling.

Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern, and make sure you do not accidentally lose or add additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.

The Panel

The main part of the headband is a large rectangle 30 cm (11 3/4 inches) long and 7 cm (2 3/4 inches) high.

If you want to make a wider headband, to fit larger head circumferences, start with a longer foundation chain. However, always add chains to your foundation chain in pairs of two to prevent changes in the stitch pattern.

The same goes for the height. If you want to make your headband bigger, start with the foundation chain and proper stitch count there, from there on continue working in rows and adding rows in pairs of two until you reach the desired height to leave the stitch pattern intact.

Take the MC of your yarn and create a foundation chain made of 44 chains. Add 1 chain (turning chain).

Create one turning chain at the end of each row and turn your work.

Row 1: Work in back bumps. Work 1 sc into each of the next 44 sts. = 44 sts.

Row 2 (CC): Repeat [1 sc, ch 1, skip 1] 22 times. Work 1 sc into each of the last two sts. = 46 sts.

Row 3 (MC): Repeat [1 sc, ch 1, skip 1] 22 times. Work 1 sc into each of the last two sts. = 46 sts.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 three more times.

Row 4 (MC): Work 1 sc into each of the next 46 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

The Twist

Join both ends of the headband together. Fold them in half and merge them as seen in the photo. If you need more help, hop over to the video tutorial where I show two ways of creating the twist.

Take the tapestry needle, use the yarn end from the main panel and sew all four layers of the twist together.

I’d love to know how it turned out! Please let me know by leaving a comment below. Or snap a photo and share it on Instagram. Be sure to tag me @crobypatterns.

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Kathy January 22, 2022 - 06:47

I just finished crocheting the baby head band , I watched your tutorial because I have never been able to do the twist, after watching your tutorial, now I can. So thank you so much, sometimes it takes seeing something done rather than just reading a pattern.
And it turned out so cute, now I wish I had a sweet little baby girl to give it to

Susan Brown October 26, 2022 - 04:09

Lovely pattern
Wonderful teacher

Susan Brown October 26, 2022 - 04:12

I will be looking forward to joining you


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