Alpine Crochet Headband

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My friends, meet a thing of beauty and function:  Introducing.. The Alpine Crochet HeadbandAlpine Crochet HeadbandWhether you call it a crochet headband or a crochet ear warmer here’s what you need to know: It’s cute.  It’s warm.  And It’s Easy to make!

It’s like two of my favorite patterns:  The Pumpkin Hat and the Michigan Mountain Ear Warmer had an adorable baby!  This is one that I can’t wait to wear!  And it’s one that my husband is going to have A LOT to say about…and maybe not in a good way.  Why, you ask?

Well.. let’s start with the fact that my winter coat is a lovely shade of blue.  And the aforementioned ear warmer.. is well.. gold.  And we live in Michigan. This color combination are the team colors of.. the University of Michigan.  Meanwhile.. I reside in Spartan country.. which is the big rival team.

I can’t even tell you how much green and white makes up my husband’s wardrobe..and he likes to say he was a Spartan in the womb because both his parents went to MSU–but BEFORE it was even a university–when it was just Michigan State College.

To say that my husband is not a fan of blue and gold is an understatement.  We desperately need reflectors at the end of our long, country driveway for these cold, dark winter nights when finding our driveway can be a challenge.  Let me tell you WHY we don’t have them.  He doesn’t want to match our neighbor’s red reflectors (the most common variety) and the only other color they came in was BLUE.  Not blue and gold.. mind you.. just BLUE… and the man REFUSED.  Yes.. flat refused.. to BUY blue reflectors.  I can’t even make this up.

Alpine Crochet Headband

And so.. I’m going to take a lot heat for wearing this adorable ear warmer with my navy blue coat.  But you know what?  I don’t even care.  Because this is so darn cute.  And amazingly warm.

The Alpine Crochet Headband is made with Lion Brand Color Made Easy which is quickly becoming one of my favorite yarns.  It’s a bulky #5 weight yarn and it comes in a variety of delicious colors that really speak to me.  This is the mineral yellow and I love that it’s not too bright but stylish and fun.

The Alpine stitch is a series of double crochets and front post stitches.  Easy peasy.  And because of the bulky weight yarn, this is a quick project.  You can easily get one or two done in an evening.  Kind of my idea of a perfect project!

Let’s dig in!

Alpine Crochet Headband

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Alpine Crochet Headband

Here is what you will need:


Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.  I really like to use the invisible seamless join when finishing pieces that get sewn together.


Fits an adult size head that is 21″ – 23″ around. Approximately 20” around x 3.75” wide.

Crochet Ear Warmer/Headband:

Ch 54, making sure that you work the chain loosely so that finished headband will be stretchy and not too tight.  Slip stitch to 1st stitch being careful not to twist stitches.

Row 1: Work this row only into back bump of chain.  ch1 and sc into same stitch as joining.  Sc into each chain across.  Join with sl st to top of 1st single crochet (54 st)

Row 2:  Ch 3 (Counts as 1st dc).  Dc into each st across row.  Join with slip stitch to top of starting chain. (54 st)

Row 3: Ch3 (counts as first stitch), *FPDC around next st, dc in next st.  Repeat from * around ending with a FPDC.  Sl st to top of starting chain 3. 54 st)

Row 4: ch1, FPDC around ch 3 from previous round, dc in next st, *FPDC around next st, dc in top of nextstitch.  Repeat from * around.  Slip stitch to top 1st stitch. (54 st)

Alpine Crochet Headband

Row 5-6: Repeat rows 3-4

Row 7:  Repeat row 3

Row 8:  ch 1, sc in same stitch as joining.  Sc across row.  Join with a sl st to top of 1st single crochet (or join with an invisible join).

Fasten off & weave in ends

More Free Winter Wear Patterns

If you love the Alpine Crochet Headband pattern, you might also like to check out these other crochet wearables:

Alpine Crochet Headband

1. Big Bay Beanie //   2. Michigan Mountain Ear Warmer //   3. Great Lakes Beanie

And don’t forget this beginner friendly ribbed crochet scarf pattern too!

I hope you enjoy making your Alpine Crochet Headband as much as I did!  And maybe, just maybe, yours might make it on a winter walk like mine did!

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  1. Hi,
    Question re alpine headband. In row 4 it says there should be 72 stitches at the end of the row. I’m not sure how to get this amount. If I am fpdc in the next st then dc in the top of thr next stitch then wouldn’t I have the same amount of stitches as the round before. What am I doing wrong?

    1. You are correct, there should be the same number of stitches in each round. Ugh… a typo on my part–sorry about that! I’ve corrected the pattern to reflect this.

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    Love this pattern! Looking at row 3, when you say FPDC around the next st, what do you mean by that or how do you do that? I’m assuming that’s different than doing the DC normal. Because my design doesn’t look the same.

  3. Thank you Cheryl for sharing us this lovely pattern. I certainly can’t wait to make tons of these for my friends who will enjoy wearing it this winter. A late present since they all live across US.

    Have a lovely holiday!

  4. Hi Cheryl, It’s going to be cold here (for me) in a few days and I want to make this for my walks. You add a link to the US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart so I am wondering if your instructions are in US or UK terms. Would you tell me please? It’s small and quick enough to do I guess, but I really have trouble with my fingers and I would like to get it right the first go. Thank you kindly.

  5. Just finished this head band. It will work great for all my friends and family who wear ponytails or messy buns. This was easy to make and looks great

    1. You could probably just chain an even number until it fits comfortably around your head. 🙂 Happy crafting!

  6. Hi! Is it possible to work this in rows and then join with a whip-stitch at the end? When I try doing rows, it doesn’t look the same.

    1. The work is not turned every row; it is joined and then chained up, keeping the right side facing you. Because of this, you wouldn’t achieve the same results by working the piece flat.

  7. Thank you for this pattern. I made it for my mom today. I also live you Big Bay beanie, which I made for my son-in-law fir Christmas last year. Love your interesting patterns and colors, even work for a beginner like myself.

  8. Thank you for this free pattern. I love the look and it worked up very easily. The last row of single crochet does not stretch or give at all. It won’t go over my head. Is this how it’s supposed to be or have I done something wrong?

    1. It sounds like you’ve crocheted a bit too tight if the headband won’t go over your head. I’d rip it out and work a bit looser. Hope that helps!

  9. I’ve made this headband with #6 super bulky yarn and it’s too big around and wide. I used a K hook.
    What do you suggest to do for adjustments when using #6 super bulky in general and this pattern in particular?

    1. Any time you change the type of yarn or hook size it can change the gauge. A #6 yarn is thicker than a #5 yarn and even with the same size hook, it can result in a bigger end result. Generally you should try to get the same gauge if you want something to fit and usually going up or down a hook size will help. However when you change yarns, you’re often creating a new pattern. In that case, I would determine the stitch repeat, do a small sample and then do some math to create my own pattern. Hopefully that helps for your next crochet adventure!