Simple Ribbed Crochet Headband

Perfect for last minute gifts or quick wins inbetween larger projects.

Skill Level | Beginner
Available Sizes | Child, Teen, Adult

Keep your ears warm on the coolest of days with a simple ribbed crochet headband that not only functions but looks cute too. It’s easy enough for a true beginner and it works up lightning fast.

If you’re looking for a quick project for a last minute gift idea or you just need a quick win between larger projects, you’re in the right place. Our simple ribbed crochet headband works up quick with bulky weight yarn and is easy enough for a true beginner.

With this project you’ll get to practice your single crochet ribbing skills and learn a joining technique that creates a really cute shape for a headband. Use it with pretty much any stitch, for any headband, knitting or crochet.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our simple ribbed crochet headband from start to finish.

  • Approx 45(60, 70) yds; Patons Shetland Chunky Yarn (Colorway pictured: Aran and Pewter Tweed)
  • 6 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

  • BLO Back Loop Only
  • Ch Chain
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
Finished Size Fits
  • Child | 18-20″ circumference; 3″ width
  • Teen | 20-22″ circumference; 3.5″ width
  • Adult | 21-23″ circumference; 3.75″ width

13.5 sts x 15.5 rows = 4″
(stitch pattern)

This pattern is worked in a long flat piece using a classic crochet ribbing pattern. The chain one at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch. Negative ease is incorporated in the pattern because the stitch pattern is incredibly stretchy. This promotes a snug fit that’ll keep your ears warm.

Additional Notes: Instructions for sizes are given as follows:

Child(Teen, Adult)

Need to Print this Pattern?

You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

Row 1: Ch 11(13, 14). Sc in 2nd ch from the hk and in each rem ch. Ch 1 and turn. (10, 12, 13 sts)

Row 2: 1 sc in the BLO of the first st and each rem st.

Repeat: Rep the last row until work measures 14.5(16.5, 17.5)” from starting edge. Fasten off leaving an 8” tail.


Step 1: Lay the headband on a flat surface. At one end, fold the two corners together, holding it with your fingers (folding in half width-wise). Do the same on the other side.

Step 2: Bring the two folded ends together, sliding one half of either fold inside the other. This will create four layers (See image on following page).

Step 3: With yarn needle and long tail make a seam, catching all four layers.

Step 4: Weave in ends and turn right-side out.

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