Are you a fan of crochet headbands with ponytail openings? This crochet headband pattern with a ponytail opening is the perfect quick project for you!
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 little twists to my designs. That makes me unique right? The twist is that you can wear this headband in a ponytail.
For ladies with long hair who would also want to have their hair packed while using a 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.
The chunky crochet headband is available as a free pattern below. You can get the Ad-free copy on Ravelry using the button below.
If you love this crochet headband pattern, you should also check out similar designs that provide freedom while retaining the main function of ear warmers, beanies, and even sun hats.
What is the best yarn to make a crochet headband pattern with?
Crochet headbands can be made in any weight of yarn! But any yarn with some form of elasticity and stretch would be the BEST yarn to make your crochet headbands with. Yarn in this category includes wool, blends that contain wool, and acrylic yarns.
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
How many yards do I need to make a crochet headband?
The amount of yarn needed to make a crochet headband is dependent on the size, crochet hook size, and the stitch pattern you are making.
For baby size, you need about 60 yards of yarn.
Toddlers – 80 yards.
Child size – 90 yards.
Teens – 100 yards
Adult size – 110 yards.
Size US 5 mm or any hook required to get the gauge
Chunky yarn – 14 sc over 14 rows =10cm/4”
Finished measurement for the chunky crochet headband
Toddlers 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”
Buttons (2 – 4 Pieces – 2.5” each)
° Chains (chs)
° Single Crochet (sc)
° Slip stitch (sl st)
° Fasten Off (FO)
Crochet Headband Pattern Notes
Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as a stitch
The 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
The loop in the pattern refers to chain 12.
Pattern construction – the pattern is worked in rows (starting chains are the width of the ear warmer).
Instructions for this easy crochet headband pattern with ponytail opening
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).
Repeat Rows 2 – 5; 15(17, 19, 21, 23) 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 the first row of loops – start with the 2nd loop i.e. from Row 6, and pass this loop through the 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 the loop on the stitch marker, to secure the loops repeat from * to end of the row.
The 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. Would you be using the ponytail opening? I would love to see your beautiful makes from this Pattern.