The Asterid Headband is a free crochet pattern for a colorful earwarmer headband! This is made in a color-shifting yarn, so all the colorwork is done for you! It’s small enough to keep tucked in the pocket of your coat or jacket, so you can pull it out whenever needed. I love mine!
I also have expanded the instructions into a hat pattern, which is for sale as a PDF on Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrochet.
This headband is made in Plymouth Gina, which is 100% wool, and comes in 109 yd skeins. It will take one skein to make a headband, two skeins to make a hat. If you want to make a slouchy hat in the largest size, you will need three skeins. You can buy that yarn from Amazon with my affiliate link by clicking here.
Designed by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
Difficulty Level Easy
Finished measurements 16 [18, 20]” or 40.5 [45.5, 51] cm around; 4 ½” or 11.5 cm wide. Make a size that is 1 to 3” or 2.5 to 7.5 cm smaller around than the wearer’s head circumference.
Yarn Plymouth Yarn Gina (100% Wool, 109 yds [100 m], 1.75 oz [50 g], CYCA weight: 4/medium): #15, 1 skein.
Crochet Hook G/6 [4 mm], or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions Yarn needle
Gauge 17 sts x 12 rows = about 4 ¼” [11 cm] in pattern st.
How to make a gauge swatch
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (ch 2 does not count as a st), dc in each rem ch, turn – 17 sts.
Row 2: Sl st in first st (sl st counts as a st), *dc in next st, sl st in next st, repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 4-12: Alternate repeating Rows 2 and 3, ending with a Row 2 repeat.
This is the end of the gauge swatch instructions, but I do not recommend fastening off. You will need nearly the whole skein to complete the headband. To block your gauge swatch, place a removable stitch marker in your last loop, soak your swatch in a small tub of water, roll in a towel and press to remove excess water, and lay out on a blocking board or similar surface to dry. After you are finished with your gauge swatch, unravel it, and use that yarn for your headband.
Ch 64 [72, 80], making sure not to twist ch, sl st in first ch to join into a circle.
Rnd 1 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in bottom ridge of each ch around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 64 [72, 80] sts.
Rnd 2 Sl st in first st (first sl st counts as a st), *dc in next st, sl st in next st, repeat from * around to last st, dc in last st, join to first sl st with sl st (joining sl st does not count as a st), turn.
Rnd 3 Ch 2, dc in each st around, join to first st with sl st, turn.
Rnds 4-13 Alternate repeating Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.