If you’ve just started crocheting, you might be wondering what project to start with. As a beginner, it would be quite daunting to take on a big project right away (no matter how cute it is) or tackle an impossibly-complicated stitch.
This is why we put together this list of crochet headbands for beginners, so you can practice those easy stitches, get comfortable with your tension and also create a functional piece! Totally, a win-win!
If you're new to crochet and looking for some great foundational videos to help you develop your skills quickly and easily, visit the Crochet Fundamentals professionally filmed classes.
Cozy Fall Headband
The Cozy Fall Headband is worked using single and double crochet stitches. And it’s crocheted as one long piece that can be tied and untied each time you wear it. That way it’s sure to fit you and your little one!
The crochet Pearl Headband is a beautiful really quick ear warmer crochet pattern. It is skill level easy and has an easy stitch repeat. This pattern is written for multiple sizes, and it is also super easy to customize it to your own needs. This is a great example of a crochet pattern that's perfect for people who are learning how to crochet.
Striped Pinched Crochet Headband
This headband is the perfect crochet accessory to add a pop of fun and color to your child’s outfit. They also make great gifts. This headband crochet pattern only uses a small amount of yarn so you can make more to give to friends and family.
This is a twisted headband pattern but with a much easier twist so that even beginners can make them.
Via Divine Debris
Lazy Suzette Headband
This gorgeous Suzette Stitch headband makes the perfect easy crochet project. You can make it with just 50 yards of worsted weight yarn, and it makes your messy bun look more put together and feel even cozier. The gorgeous but super simple textured crochet stitch used in this headband is the Suzette Stitch.
Keep on the headband fashion trends but go with something a bit more bold with the new Artemis Headband. It’s easy enough but full of texture to stand out in a crowd. In solid color or in variegated, this design loves them all.
Via Divine Debris
Elegant Faux Fur Headband
The elegant faux fur crochet headband gives you that touch of elegance and glamour! The pattern works up with a series of single crochet and frost post double crochet stitches that give it great texture! The faux fur is then added for extra detail and a rhinestone button for extra glam!
One Skein Crochet Cable Ear Warmer Headband
This crochet pattern will work up quickly with just one skein of yarn and keep your ears warm and cozy and still keep your style.
The Amanda Headband is a super cute and delicate-looking headband. It is perfect for any time of the year depending on what material you make your headband out of!
TC Twist Headband
This gorgeous TC twist headband has great texture and a front knot twist that looks difficult but is so easy! This will be your new favorite headband!
This soft and comfortable baby headband with a cute embroidered flower is quick and easy to make. You’ll need very little yarn and it’s perfect for beginners because you only need basic crochet skills.
This super easy crochet knot headband is the perfect scrap yarn project! You can easily whip it up in 15 minutes. The headband is worked back and forth in rows, a knot is tied in the middle and the ends are sewn together.
Via For The Frills
Faux Fur Crossed Headband
This beautiful headband was inspired by some ear warmers available at Target stores! It has the trendy twisted/crossed feature at the front and is cozy as can be. You'll be able to crochet this in under an hour and with less than one skein of faux fur yarn. As long as you can single crochet, you can make this gorgeous headband.
Via Mama In A Stitch
This is a wonderful weekend project that works up fast and is a fantastic last-minute gift.
You can easily whip this headband up in under half an hour!
Via Hooked on Tilly
Easy to make and full of texture. You can whip up a few of these in one evening. Try out the design in stripes, one solid color, or even with a worsted weight yarn to really customize your look.
Via Divine Debris
Thermal Twist Headband
The Thermal Twist Headband is a free crochet pattern that will keep your ears extra warm. There is a crochet video to show you this easy stitch, a one-row repeat, and another video on how to sew the seam into a twist. This is a great way to learn a new stitch and make a wonderful item while you practice.
No Sweat Crochet Headband
Make yourself a headband to keep your ears warm, while keeping the hair out of your face during outdoor training. This is designed to be snug and lightweight but warm.
Via Leelee Knits
Crocheted headband with lace pattern. The piece is crocheted in DROPS Muskat.
Via Garn Studio
Crochet Shell Headband
A delicate and sweet free crochet headband pattern using the shell stitch. It works up quickly and is great to make for gifts, especially for a baby shower or a little girl!
Prym is a free crochet headband pattern that features a cute little bow on the front. The headband itself is very easy to make as it is made up of basic crochet stitches. You can easily modify the length of the ties if bows are really not your style.
Via Noowul Designs
Dainty Flower Crown Headband
This dainty flower crown crochet pattern will help you create the perfect accessory for that special occasion or photoshoot with your little lady!
Vintage Crochet Headband
Whether you’re a vintage-loving gal or boho queen, this versatile summer crochet headband will let you skip a shampoo and look gorgeous doing it.
Via Make & Do Crew
Easy Herringbone Headband
The Easy Herringbone Headband is a simple fall accessory, perfect for those autumn nights when the air is getting crisp. Throw your hair up in a messy bun or wear it down; either way, the Easy Herringbone Headband will be a perfect addition.
It’s cozy and gorgeous, how could you not fall in love with it?
Via Hooked On Tilly
Dahlia Easy And Quick Retro Chunky Headband
Quick and easy chunky crochet ear warmer/headband. A really simple project that can be completed in 2 hours or less. Its retro design is timeless and yarn can be adjusted to suit winter and warmer months.
Via Peanut & Plum
The Slopes Headband
The Slopes Headband is just so lovely– with its texture-y goodness… oh, and buttons. Can't forget about the buttons! They always make things cute. This pattern is very simple… It's a lot of postwork, but it's a repeat of two rows across the entire headband.
Crossed Pair Headband
So The Crossed Pair is a crochet headband/earwarmer that works up in about an hour. Used CYC 5, bulky weight yarn and a 7mm (size K) hook so it went really quickly.
The Astrid Headband is named after the stars of course, and it means gorgeous goddess, which is what you will look like wearing it! It probably takes around 30 minutes to make one of these and uses less than 1/2 a skein of yarn. I made two and still have yarn leftover!
These crochet headbands for beginners can also be a great gift for your little daughters, nieces or girlfriends who love to keep their hair away from their faces and look adorable while doing it, too!
Most headbands are made with rectangle shapes. If you enjoy crocheting simple shapes like rectangles, you may want to check out our Crochet Anything with Rectangles class where you'll take the basic shape you already have down pat and turn it into useful, practical, and beautifully professional projects.