This beginner-friendly crochet headband pattern will teach you, step-by-step, how to make a trendy, headband style ear warmer that’s perfect for the cooler months.
IT’S FINALLY BEANIE SEASON! Thanks have started picking up around here, I have a market in November and will be doing a pop up in a local boutique a few weekends each month!
I believe this will be my last pattern of 2018 (I may have one more up my sleeve) but I really wanted to share it with you before orders completely took over my life.
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The Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Headband (#EPLSHeadband) is such a simple pattern, very beginner-friendly. They work up so fast, and it’s easy to modify if you want to make different sizes.
The key to this pattern is the Bernat Home Decor yarn. To me, this yarn just makes the headband look so elegant and luxurious. I love the look of this yarn and I love working with it, but I don’t know a whole lot of patterns that call for it. (Except for the Cozy Moon Coffee Cozy, which I LOVE!)
I have made the EPLS Headband with lots of other yarns too and honestly they’re all pretty! I love the thicker worsted weight best.
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Here is the full video tutorial if you are more of a visual learner or if you just need a little extra help with your first one.
Here’s what you will need
– Bernat Home Decor Yarn
– Size J crochet hook– I am using my clover amour size J which I find gives me the same gauge as a Susan Bates size I hook.
– Tapestry Needle
SC- Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
Lemon Peel Stitch: The whole headband is made using the Lemon Peel Stitch. If you are not familiar with this stitch don’t worry, I will explain below.
Back Bump: This is where you flip your starting chain over and insert your hook into the “back bump” of the chain and place your stitch there. If you are unfamiliar with this technique I would suggest watching this tutorial below by Fiber Flux on YouTube. You do not have to use this technique, you can just single crochet as you normally would, but I feel like the back bump technique is cleaner.
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I have written the pattern out in the adult size fitting heads with a 22-23 inch circumference, but I have included instructions on how to modify the pattern for a child size and a toddler size at the end of the pattern.
Gauge: 12 stitches x 12 rows = 4.25” square. Lemon Peel stitch. (sorry I’m awful at making gauge swatches)
CH 48. Join back into your first stitch (being careful not to twist your chain). CH 1.
Row 1 is worked in the Back Bump. (see Special Stitches above)
Row 1: *DC in the same space where you just joined. SC in the next space. Alternate DC and SC, around (this is the lemon peel stitch) ending with a SC. Join into the top of your first DC. CH 1, turn. (48)
Row 2-9: *DC in the first stitch, SC in the next, around. Join into the top of the first DC. CH 1, turn. (48)
Tie off and sew in tails with your tapestry needle. IT’S THAT SIMPLE!!! If you want to get fancy you could add a cute tag. I get mine from All This Wood on Etsy.
Heres the trick to adjusting the counts for different sizes. Start with a chain of an even number and end on an odd number for your number of rows.
Toddler Size: Chain 38 and Lemon Peel stitch for 5 rows (7 is cute too).
Child Size: Chain 44 and Lemon Peel stitch for 7 rows.
I hope you guys like this pattern. As always you are more than welcome to sell your finished pieces, I hope they are a hot item for you! I just ask that you credit me for the pattern design so other crocheters can find me too.
Be sure to use #EPLSHeadband and tag me @ACraftyConcept on Instagram so I can see how beautiful your headbands are! I love sharing other makers in my stories and tagging me is the best way for me to find you.
I know I will be making a bunch of these for my market in November. Even though Claire Bun Beanies are my main seller, offering the headband will reach the non-beanie customers 😀
I wish you all the best of luck this beanie season!!
23 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Headband | Free Crochet Pattern”
It would be so wonderful if this headband had a video tutorial. A lot of us especially older crochets are visual learners. Please think about a video always helpful to many. Thank you Jennifer
That’s a good idea!
looking forward to giving this a try!!!
Whaoo! I hope you love it!
Ashley, thank you for this pattern I am going to try this and I will let you know. Also do you have a easy pattern for a scarf 🧣 please let me know ,You are really awesome to do this for me or any other one also.🧶🧶🧶🥰🥰🥰
Can you give a measurement of how long your chain 56 is in mm or inches? I tend to have a tight gauge and don’t want the headband to be too small/tight. Thanks!
Did you add a single crochet around for trim?
Nope 😀 Just the Lemon Peel Stitch 🙂
Very cute project, but the font you used is almost impossible to see and read. I’m going to cut and paste into a document, so I can try this. Thanks!
So adorable! Could you tell me your gauge or the length of your staring chain in the adult size please? I’d like to try this pattern in another yarn 🙂 Merry Christmas! ????
I’m trying to figure out the length of the starting chain. I did the 56 stitches and was using a 5.75mm hook and it was still too small for my head ????
I’ve been making them a lot recently for Christmas gifts and I’ve noticed the starting chain needs to be made loosely. Try making your chain loose and doing your first row of lemon stitch then see if it will fit around your head.
Unfortunately I don’t have a measurement for you since each one is different ????
I will usually go up one hook size to do my starter chain. It is easier than concentrsting on doing a looser foundation/starter chain.
I often try on the starting chain and just add stitches if it’s too small. Ashley already posted a chart saying you need an even number of stitches so that’s what I go with!
I vote for a video version of this tutorial!
It is on the to do list sister! Gonna try to make videos to go with all my patterns! If you are subscribed to my blog you will get an email whenever I post something new!
Where do you purchase you name tags from?
Where is the download button for the 24 days if quickies?
How do we download the free .pdf for Marly’s 24 Days of Quickies???
Can’t find the download button for Marly’s 24 days of quickies; is there a code we should be looking for?
It would have been nice if someone had responded to these questions about the download of this “free” .pdf. I would have loved to have had the .pdf.
I would like to buy this pattern . I must be missing the link. Help!