Twisted Crochet Ribbed Headband Pattern Free

Simple Crochet Ribbed Headband Pattern

There are just some projects you just can’t resist making, this crochet ribbed headband is one of them. I hope you love your version of this twisted headband as much as I do.

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Crochet Ribbed Headband Pattern

Supplies needed to make the ribbed headband

Yarn – You need a worsted-weight yarn for this project. The prototype was made using – Stylecraft Special Aran.

Estimated Yardage

120 (160, 200, 240, 280) yards 

Hook and other Materials

4.5  mm Crochet Hook

Darning/Tapestry Needle


15  sts over 10  Rows = 4” across, made using the stitch pattern, before blocking.

Adjust hook size, if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Twisted Crochet Ribbed Headband Pattern Free

Crochet Ribbed Headband Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any other  #4 weight yarn can be substituted. 

Skill Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Crossed half double crochet – xhdc

Back loop only – BLO  

Front Post Half double crochet – FPhdc

Back Post Half double crochet – BPhdc

Special stitch

Xhdc – Crossed hdc – skip next st, hdc in next st, crocheting over the hdc just made, work hdc into the skipped st

Front Third Loop – This is the loop below the front loop. When you crochet into this stitch, it pushes the loops to the other side and creates beautiful braids.

Finished Measurement

Sizes – Infant (Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult small, Adult large)

Twisted Crochet Ribbed Headband Pattern Free

How to Crochet Ribbed Headband

Section One: The Headband

Chain 12 (12, 16, 16, 20)

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 10 (10, 14, 14, 18) hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, In both loops, hdc in first st, in front 3rd loop, xhdc across until the last st, in both loop, hdc, turn. 2 hdc, 4 (4, 6, 6, 8) xhdc

Row 3:Ch 2, In both loops, hdc in the first st, in the back loop, hdc in each st around until the last st, hdc in last st, turn. 10 (10, 14, 14, 18) hdc

Rows 4 – 27 (31, 37, 47, 51): Repeat Rows 2 and 3

Measure your piece, and continue the repeats until you have a width long enough to wrap around your head.

Reduce or increase the repeats until you have a good wrap around your model’s head


Round 1: Ch 1, hdc evenly around the whole panel, aim for 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc at each corner, join. 

Do not fasten off.

Twist seam

  • Fold the the panel lengthwise (in half)
  • With the wrong side facing you and the last row next to the foundation row. 
  • Sandwich the ends as shown below
Twisted Crochet Ribbed Headband Pattern Free

Using a darning/Tapestry needle or crochet hook, sl st through the the 4 layers.

Cut yarn

Turn to the right side and shape.

Section 2: Ribbed Band

Working into just one of the openings.

Turn to the right side

Crocheting in rounds

Pass the hook through the loops/layers created by the twist.

Round 1: Ch 2, hdc evenly across the edges, join. 32 (38, 42, 52, 56) hdc

Round 2: Ch 2. *FPhdc, BPhdc, rep from * around, join. 16 (19, 21, 26, 28) hdc

Try the headband on, if too tight, go up a hook size

Rounds 3 – 6: Rep Round 3

Weave in ends.

Fasten off.


Chain 10

Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each ch across, turn. 8 hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn

Rows 3 – 8 (10, 10, 12, 12): Repeat Row 2

Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing and cut yarn.

Pass the band through the opening created by the twist.

Sew close the side of the band.

Weave in all ends.

There you have your Crochet Ribbed Headband!

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