Free Head warmer Pattern

Crochet headband pattern: with ponytail Opening

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Free Crochet Headband Pattern with Ponytail opening  for Toddlers through Adult sizes.

It’s no longer news that I love ponytail openings in my designs, this crochet headband pattern is one of the designs with ponytail openings. Also, this is a way I add my little twists to my designs. That makes me unique right? The twist is that you can wear this headband with a ponytail.

For ladies with long hair would also want to have their hairs packed while using headband, this ear warmer would come in handy.

This design isn’t biased, you can decide not to use this headband without the ponytail opening. The Best part of this headband pattern is that it can be crocheted using either a chunky yarn or a worsted yarn. The pattern has instructions as to how to do this.

If you love this design, you should also check out similar designs that provides freedom while retaining the main function of ear warmers, beanies and even sun hats.

Low ponytail ear warmer

Peekaboo sun hat,

Ponytail opening Beanie.

Materials for this crochet headband pattern


Lion Brand hometown, #5 weight, Chunky; 142g/5 oz, 74metres/81 yards):

Light grey (A), 1 ball/skein,

Burgundy (B), ball/skein


Worsted weight (#4) – Stylecraft special Aran (100% Acrylic; 196m/214yards per 100g/3.53 oz ball/skein)


Size US 5 mm or any hook required to get the gauge


Chunky yarn – 14 sc over 14 rows =10cm/4”

Worsted weight Yarn – 15 sc over 14 rows = 10 cm/4”


Toddler to women’s large

Toddler – 17” by 4”

Kid – 18”by 4”

Teen/Women’s small – 20” by 4”

Women’s large – 22”by 4”


Stitch markers

Yarn needles


Tape measure

Buttons (2 – 4 Pieces – 2.5” each)


° Chains (chs)

° Single Crochet (sc)

° Slip stitch (sl st)

° Fasten Off (FO)

Pattern Notes

Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as a stitch

Final Length should be a good fit around your head

The pattern is for – Toddler, Kid, Teen, Women’s small and women’s large sizes

Loop in the pattern refers to chain 12.

Pattern construction – the pattern is worked in rows (starting chains is the width of the ear warmer).

Worsted weight yarn can be substituted.


Working in rows, using A, Chain 11(11, 11, 14, 14).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn – 10(10, 10, 13, 13 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1,sc in each st across, turn – 10(10, 10, 13, 13 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, *make 1 loop, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * 1(1, 1, 2, 2) more time(s), 1 loop st, sc in last 2 sts, turn –  10 sc/3 loops (10 sc/ 3 loops, 10 sc/ 3 loops, 13 sc/4 loops, 13 sc/4 loops).

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, remember to sc into the base of each loop, turn –10(10, 10, 13, 13 sc).

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn – 10(10, 10, 13, 13 sc).

For chunky yarn, repeat Rows 2 – 5; 15(17, 19, 21, 23) more times or till you have a good fit around your head.

For Worsted weight yarn, repeat Rows 2 – 5; 25(27, 29, 31, 35) more times or till you have a good fit around your head.

Color Changes – after 2 repeats ending with row 4, drop color A, pick up color B and continue the pattern, color changes can be made as many times as desired.


Working around the 4 sides, sc in each edge/st, ch 1 at each corner

Do not fasten off.

Braid your loops .

To braid the loops –

Each row is braided separately.

For First row of loops – start with 2nd loop i.e from Row 6, pass this loop through first loop (from row 2).Pass the 3rd loop through the 2nd loop.    

Pass the 4th through the 3rd and repeat the sequence with the remaining loops. 

Repeat with the other rows of loops

Secure the last loops on separate stitch markers.

Last Row – Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc through loop on the stitch marker, to secure the loops repeat from * to end of the row.


That last loops are used as button holes.

Cut yarn and sew in ends.

Sew in buttons on the opposite side of the band.

I hope you had fun working up your own crochet headband pattern? I would love to see your beautiful makes from this Pattern.

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