This wide crochet headband is perfect for all types of weather. It’s nice for the summer because it has a nice open lace; but can also be used in the fall and winter weather, not only to keep your hair back, but to keep you warm as well.
If you love textures combined with a bit of lace, then this headband is for you. It features an open diamond design with a vertical row of front post stitches to border the diamonds. The lace gives the band a nice stretch and looks beautiful when worn over the head. It’s also a nice stitch for a cowl. It’s cute as pictured in the bottom left, but you can easily make it longer and wider for a super cozy winter cowl.
Other free headband patterns include the easy breezy headband or cowl, the bead and lace headband, and the slanted puffs summer headband. If you are a beginner, you might want to check out this crochet headband pattern, which features a very basic stitch pattern. There is also a free pattern roundup here for crochet headbands if you’re looking for something more narrow and summery.
Open Diamonds Wide Crochet Headband
The crochet headband pattern is available in two women’s sizes, but can be adjusted as needed in the stitch multiple that is provided. If making it for children you might want to narrow it down a bit by doing one less repeat of the pattern rows.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Touch
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Gauge: 2″ over 8 sc sts
Finished Size: When laying flat, small headband measures 9″ by 3.5″, and large measures 10.5″
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Fpedc = Front Post Extended Double Crochet
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
Fpedc: Yarn over, insert hook around post going in from front to back and back around to front, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook), Yarn over and pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops) twice.
Instructions are given for a small headband. Special instructions for larger size are in parenthesis.
Ch 72, (81) or any multiple of 9; join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
Rnd 1: Working in back bumps, ch 1, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. ( 72 (81) sts)
Rnd 2: Working into bls only, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts**, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around to last st ending last rep at **; dc in last 2 sts; join with sl st in first dc. (8 (9) ch-5 lps)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, *fpedc around next st, ch-2, sk next dc, sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 2, sk next dc, fpedc in next st**, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around ending last rep at **; dc in last st; join with sl st in first dc. (40 (45) sts and 16, (18) ch-2 sps)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, *fpedc around next fpedc, sk ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next sc st, sk ch-2 sp, fpedc in next fpedc**, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around ending last rep at **; dc in last dc; join with sl st in first dc. (8 (9) ch-5 lps)
Rnds 6-8: Rep rnds 4 and 5 ending with rnd 4 at rnd 8.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first sc. (72, 81 sts)
Rnd 10: Same as rnd 2. FO.
If you are looking for a wide crochet headband to keep your ears nice and toasty in the cold weather you can check out this collection of crochet ear warmer patterns.