Cozy Ribbed Headband – Free Crochet Pattern

This is a free version of my Cozy Ribbed Headband Crochet Pattern. Continue reading for the instructions and the story behind this pattern.

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Free crochet headband pattern by Noelebelle

This crochet pattern is super quick and easy to make, perfect for beginners! These headbands are so cozy and cute that I find myself wanting to make one in every color possible. The stitch used for this pattern gives the headband a nice knitted look and feel. It will be constructed by simply crocheting a long rectangle and then seaming it together with a slip stitch.


Want to try out this style as a beanie too? I also have a free crochet beanie pattern that’s created using the same technique and materials. My Cozy Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern can be found here.

Free crochet beanie pattern by Noelebelle


This pattern is made using Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand. I also love creating these headbands with Landscapes yarn by Lion Brand. Any worsted (weight 4) yarn will work perfectly fine, just be sure to check your gauge!


This pattern is for an adult-size headband. You can make smaller sizes by simply starting with a shorter foundation chain and crocheting fewer rows. I will be writing another pattern featuring all sizes, including baby sizes, super soon! Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get notified when the new patterns are available.

Each headband will not require much yarn. This pattern is perfect for using up scrap yarn from other projects. Also, these headbands look extra cute with pom-pom ears! Try adding pom-poms in different color combos for extra cuteness! Pom-pom instructions are included at the end of the pattern.

Crochet headband with pom pom ears



YARN: Worsted weight yarn.

Recommended: Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand – about 42 yds

OTHER: Yarn needle, scissors

For pom-poms (optional): pom-pom maker (2.5”), yarn scraps


2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) swatch = 7 sts x 5 rows


Finished Measurements:

Circumference: Approximately 16.5” (42cm)

Length: Approximately 3” (7.5cm)

This headband has plenty of stretch and fits most adult head sizes from 21 to 23 inches. (53-58.5cm)


HdcHalf double crochet
WSWrong side
RSRight side


  • This is an easy/beginner level crochet pattern
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • The stitch count at the end of each row is shown in parenthesis ( )
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • This headband will start out as a long rectangle that will then be sewn up.
  • This pattern is for an adult sized headband. One size fits most.
  • If you’d like your headband to be smaller, crochet less than the 42 rows. Make sure you still end on an even numbered row.
  • If you’d like to make your headband larger, continue adding rows. Make sure you still end on an even numbered row.

Crochet Headband Pattern:

Ch 11

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch across. (10)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. Crochet in the back loops only until you get to the last st. Hdc through both loops on the last st. (10)

Rows 3 – 42: Repeat row 2

Continue to finishing Instructions. Do not cut the yarn.

Ribbed crochet headband

Finishing Instructions:

Fold your headband in half so that the first & last rows are lined up. When folded, the last row should be facing WS out & the first row facing RS out. Create a seam with a row of slip stitches.

Free crochet headband pattern. Finishing instructions photo guide

Fasten off and weave in yarn ends. Turn your headband right side out & you’re all done!


Pom-Pom Instructions (Optional):

Using your pom-pom maker, make two fluffy pom-poms with the same color yarn as your headband, or a different yarn for an extra pop of color. Tie your pom-poms off leaving long tails to attach them to the headband.

Adding pom poms to a crochet headband

Place pom-poms about 4” (10cm) apart on the front of your headband. Using your crochet hook, pull pom-pom tails through the headband. Turn headband inside out and tie pom-pom tails securely.

Pom pom instructions

Next, weave yarn tails back through the top of the headband and incorporate them into the pom-pom. Cut tails so that they are the same length as the pom-pom strands.

Pom Pom instructions
Crochet ribbed headbands in grey, white, teal, fuchsia, and charcoal


This pattern and all photos are the property of Noelebelle by Nina Noel. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be redistributed or altered and sold. If you wish to sell your finished headbands please sell small quantities only, and provide credit for my design along with a link to my shop and/or this blog.

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