A Free Crochet Pattern: Hollis Headband

Free crochet pattern for an earwarmer headband. By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Hi friends! Today I have another free pattern to share with you! Let’s call it a New Year’s gift and pretend that I had no intention of having this ready for Christmas (wink). This is Hollis Headband, a simple ribbed headband or earwarmer in crochet. Color-changing worsted weight yarn, and the right stitch pattern make this both warm and so trendy!

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This is pretty much a one-size-fits-most earwarmer. The headband is about 16 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. or 42 x 9 cm. But it stretches to fit even my big ‘ol 22 in. melon. However, I have included suggestions in the notes to make a different size. This pattern uses post stitches. If you aren’t familiar with those, see my Post-Stitch Post to learn how!

As with all my patterns, please don’t make copies to share with others, just direct them to my blog so they can get their own. Thank you!

Hollis Headband, a Free Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: About 16 ½ x 3 ½ in. or 42 x 9 cm. This stretches to fit most adult head sizes.

Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Treasure #1901 Mosaic (3.5 oz/100 g, 151 yd/138 m, 70% Acrylic/30% Wool, CYCA weight category 4/medium): 1 skein.

Crochet Hook: K/10 ½ (6.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: yarn needle

Gauge: 12 sts x 9 rnds = about 3 ½ in. or 9 cm


Your headband will look best if you work Rnd 1 sts into the bottom ridge of the chains, rather than the usual top loops.

Do not turn between rnds.

Need it smaller? Start with a smaller (odd) number of chains. Need it larger? Start with a larger (odd) number of chains. Need it wider? Work another rnd or two. Need it narrower? Work a rnd or two fewer.


Ch 55, without twisting chain, join to first ch with sl st to join.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each ch, join to first st with sl st — 55 sts.

Rnds 2-9: Ch 2, Fpdc (see my tutorial) in first st, *Bpdc in next st, Fpdc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st.

Fasten off after Rnd 9. Weave in all ends. Done!

Free crochet pattern for an earwarmer headband. By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

There are so many great striping yarns out there that you could make this in. What striping yarns do you have in your stash, or wish you had in your stash? Enjoy!

Looking for crochet hat patterns? Look here:

Basically Beanie – a really basic hat in any yarn and any size

Roserock Ripple Hat – a beaded slouchy hat

Zinnia Cap and Slouch Hat – funky flowered hats both fitted and slouchy, from Interweave.

Kewpie Beret – Neutral colored beret with a bright spiral on top, from Interweave.

Giant Redwood Cap – a beanie made from cabled motifs

Happy stitching,

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Crochet ribbed earwarmer for adults and children, free pattern from Banana Moon Studio

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