My Lemon Crochet Twist Headband pattern is written in 5 different sizes (baby, toddler, child, adult small, and adult large). This is a quick and easy, beginner-friendly crochet pattern made with chunky yarn. It’s so much fun to work up and great for selling at markets and craft fairs! Continue reading for the instructions and the story behind this pattern.
This is one of my favorite market-able patterns! Since it works up quickly using chunky yarn, it’s perfect for selling at craft markets. It comes in 5 different sizes so you can offer an inclusive selection for all of your customers, or make a matching set for your whole family.
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This crochet pattern is super quick and easy to make, perfect for beginners! This pattern uses the lemon peel stitch which is just a combination of DC and SC. The stitch creates a beautiful, unique texture that resembles a lemon peel! The crochet twist headband style is easy to assemble, and I’ve included a photo guide to walk you through each step.
This crochet twist headband pattern was designed using Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky. This is a super soft 100% acrylic yarn that comes in over 50 beautiful colors! This is a bulky/chunky-weight yarn, but it’s a bit on the thinner side compared to other chunky yarns that I’ve tried. I created a list of yarn substitutions from my favorite shops for this particular pattern.
Other recommended alternatives:
Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots – 100% acrylic. This yarn is the same as Simply Chunky, but as a self-striping cake! If you prefer stripes over solids, these Chunky Pots are the perfect alternative.
WeCrochet Brava Bulky – 100% premium acrylic. This yarn is probably my favorite alternative because it’s such a perfect match! The quality is amazing, and it’s super affordable!
Hobbii Glitter Delight (shown in the photo below) – 49% cotton, 50% premium acrylic, 1% polyester. This is a fun alternative if you want to add some sparkle to your headband! Glitter Delight comes in a variety of transitioning colors that makes it super fun to work with. Plus, I love the way this yarn makes the twist in the finished headband stand out!
More recommended alternatives:
Hobbii Amigo Chunky – 100% high-bulk acrylic. This soft, bulky yarn is a great alternative from Hobbii that comes in 60+ pretty, solid colors.
Lion Brand Feels Like Bliss – 100% nylon. This is a great alternative if you want to make your headband super soft and fuzzy! Fuzzy yarn can be a little bit more difficult to work with, but if you love working with fluffy yarns then this is an excellent choice.
DIY chunky yarn! You can also try combining a strand of worsted/aran with a strand of DK or sport to create your own chunky yarn! Two strands of DK yarn could also make a great chunky yarn. I love playing around with different weights and color combos to get a unique look when customizing my own chunky yarn.
CROCHET HOOK: 7.0mm or size needed to obtain gauge
EXTRAS: Scissors, yarn needle
OPTIONAL: Stitch markers
YARN: Chunky yarn
- Estimated yardage: 35 (47, 53, 59, 64) yards. Yardage requirements are estimates. Your actual yardage may vary. Measurements are rounded to the nearest yard.
- Recommended yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky
- Alternative recommendations: Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots, Hobbii Glitter Delight, Hobbii Amigo Chunky, WeCrochet Brava Bulky, Lion Brand Feels Like Bliss
- You can also try combining a strand of worsted/aran yarn with a strand of DK or sport yarn to create your own chunky yarn!
2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) = 6 sts x 5 rows worked over alternating DC & SC
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FO: Fasten Off
- Crochet skill level: beginner/easy
- This pattern is written in US crochet terms
- Information is listed in the following order: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
- The stitch count at the end of each row is shown in brackets [ ]
- The CH 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch
- This pattern uses the lemon peel stitch which is just alternating dc and sc stitches. You don’t need to learn how to create this stitch, you will create it by simply following the pattern.
Finished Measurements / Size Chart:
|Size||Head Circumference||Finished Headband Length||Finished Headband Width|
|Baby||14-16″ (35.6-40.6cm)||14″ (35.6cm)||3.33″ (8.5cm)|
|Toddler||16-18″ (40.6-45.7cm)||16″ (40.6cm)||4″ (10.2cm)|
|Child||18-20″ (45.7-50.8cm)||18″ (45.7cm)||4″ (10.2cm)|
|Adult Small||20-22″ (50.8-55.9cm)||20″ (50.8cm)||4″ (10.2cm)|
|Adult Large||22-24″ (55.9-61cm)||22″ (55.9cm)||4″ (10.2cm)|
This headband has about 1-2″ (2.5-5.1cm) of negative ease.
I’ve included instructions for adjusting the length and/or width of your crochet twist headband below.
Adjusting the width:
This headband is about 3.33″ (8.5cm) wide for the baby size, and about 4″ (10.2cm) wide for all other sizes. If you’d like to adjust the width of your headband you can follow this simplified pattern. Keep in mind, the twist style looks best when the headband is at least 3″ (7.6cm) wide.
***This step is optional! If you don’t wish to customize the width of your headband, please skip to the PATTERN section.***
Foundation Chain: Ch any even number. Add one turning ch.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc in the next st. * sc 1, dc 1 * repeat from * to * until you reach the end of Row 1.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first st. Dc in the next st. * sc 1, dc 1 * repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row.
Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 35 (40, 45, 50, 55) rows, or until you’ve reached your desired length.
ADJUSTING THE LENGTH:
If you need to adjust the length of your headband, simply add or subtract rows as needed.
CH 11 (13, 13, 13, 13)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc in the next st. * sc 1, dc 1 * repeat from * to * 3 (4, 4. 4, 4) times. [10 (12, 12, 12, 12)]
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first st. Dc in the next st. * sc 1, dc 1 * repeat from * to * 3 (4, 4. 4, 4) times. [10 (12, 12, 12, 12)]
Rows 3 – 35 (40, 45, 50, 55): Repeat row 2
Note: check to make sure your headband is close to the measurement needed for your size. See the “Finished Measurements / Size Chart” in the previous section. Add or subtract rows as needed if you need to adjust the length.
Cut the yarn, leaving a tail about 20″ long and FO. Continue to the Finishing Instructions.
- Fold your headband in half and line the corner of one side up with the middle of the other side as shown in the photo.
- Wrap the left side around the front as shown in the photo.
- Then, wrap the right side around the front to create four layers as shown in the photo. Optional: you can use stitch markers to hold your ends in place.
- Attach your needle to the long yarn tail, and sew through all four layers. You can use a whipstitch, or I prefer to use a blanket stitch for extra security.
- Once you’ve sewn all the way across, tie your yarn tail off with a couple good, strong knots. Finally, weave in your ends.
- Then, turn your headband right-side out, and you’re all done! ♡
Lemon Twist Headband Crochet Pattern Credits:
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 items please sell small quantities only, and provide credit for my design along with a link to my website: https://noelebellecrochet.com
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