Crochet Braided Chains Headband / Ear Warmer Pattern by Crochet For You.

Hi, and welcome to my blog! This week’s free pattern is Crochet Braided Chains Headband or you can use it as Ear warmer. I enjoyed so much with this pattern.

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Crochet Braided Chains Headband Ear Warmer - free pattern

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About the pattern

This pattern has two parts, headband and braiding chains part. For the headband, I made a very simple pattern using normal hdc sts and hdc in 3rd loop. You can use your scrap yarns in 3 colors to make braiding parts like me. The crochet braiding part will not be very hard if you have an experience crocheting with multiple yarns at the same time.

Skill Level Intermediate

Finished size (teen / adult)

  • 20” Circumference and 2.25” height

Materials

I used 2 strands of sport weight yarn held together for band and scrap yarns in 3 colors for braiding chains (15 WPI)

You can use worsted weight yarn to match with the gauge instead of 2 strands of sport weight yarn.

  • Main Color (MC) for band = Approx: 45 yards of worsted weight (90 yards total, for 2 strands of Sport weight yarn).
  • Approx: 8 yards of worsted weight (16 yards total, for 2 strands of Sport weight yarn) for each Color 1, Color 2 and Color 3.
  • 5mm crochet hook for making a band
  • 5.5mm crochet hook for braiding chains
  • Stitch markers and tapestry needle for weave the ends

Gauge: 16 dc and 7 rows = 4” with 5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations / stitches

  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sk = skip
  • beg = beginning
  • MC = Main Color
  • C1 = Color 1
  • C2 = Color 2
  • C3 = Color 3

Special stitch hdc in 3rd loop. Click here to see tutorial by My Hobby Is Crochet

Note:

  • This is a free size pattern that means you can make this pattern fit your desired circumference. To get the desired circumference, crochet multiple of 3.
  • beg ch does not count as a st.
  • Use the stitch marker to leave the loop safe in crochet braiding chains part.
  • In the beginning of the crochet braiding chains, you will feel very confused and messy. But when you soon grab the rhythm of the pattern, you will love it.

Braided Chains Headband / Ear Warmer Pattern

(MC) ch 66 with 5mm crochet hook, sl st into first ch. Be careful not to twist.

Rd 1: ch 1(does not count as st), hdc in first st, hdc in each around, sl st into first st. (66 sts)

Rd 2: ch 1(does not count as st), hdc in 3rd loop of first st, hdc in 3rd loop of each around, sl st into first st. (66 sts)

Rd 3: repeat round 2.

Rd 4: ch 1(does not count as st), hdc in first st, hdc in each around, sl st into first st. (66 sts)

Rd 5-6: repeat round 2. Fasten off and weave the ends.

 

Here is the fun part of this pattern 🙂

In the beginning of the crochet braiding chains, you will feel very confused and messy. But when you soon grab the rhythm of the pattern, you will love it.

Braided chains part with 5.5mm crochet hook.

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer – free pattern

Insert hook in first 2 top loops of st in round 2 (image 1 above), make a slip knot with C1 (image 2 above) pull back loop through top 2 loops (image 3 above), or (you can make a slip knot first and insert hook in 2 top loops with slip knot on the hook. It’s your choice), yo, pull back through loop on hook (made a stitch)(image 4-5 above), ch 4, insert hook in third 2 top loops of st in round 4, yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook (image 7-8 above), remove the hook from loop. (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe)

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer - free pattern

Insert hook in second 2 top loops of st in round 2 (image 1 above), make a slip knot with C2 (image 2 above) pull back loop through 2 top loops (image 3 above), yo, pull back through loop on hook (made a stitch)(image 4-5 above), ch 4, insert hook in forth 2 top loops of st in round 4, yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook (image 7-8 above), remove the hook from loop. (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe)

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer – free patternInsert hook back into C1 loop, ch 4, bring the chains in front, in round 2 sk next worked st with C2 previously and non-worked st next to it, insert hook in next 2 top loops (4th st) in round 2 (image 1-2 above), yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook, remove the hook from loop. (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe)Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer – free pattern

Insert hook in third 2 top loops of st in round 2, make a slip knot with C3 (image 1 above), pull back loop through 2 top loops (image 2 above), yo, pull back through loop on hook (made a stitch)(image 3-4 above), ch 4, bring the chains in front, insert hook in fifth 2 top loops of st in round 4 (image 5 above), yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook (image 6-7 above), remove the hook from loop. (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe)

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer – free pattern

Insert hook back into C2 loop, ch 4, bring the chains in front, insert hook in next 2 top loops of st in round 2 (image 1 above), yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook, remove the hook from loop.(image 2 above) (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe).

(Image 3 above) Insert hook back into C1 loop, ch 4, bring the chains in front, insert hook in next 2 top loops of st in round 4, yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook, remove the hook from loop. (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe)

(Image 4 above) Insert hook back into C3 loop, ch 4, bring the chains in front, insert hook in next 2 top loops of st in round 2, yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook, remove the hook from loop. (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe)

(Image 5 above) Insert hook back into C2 loop, ch 4, bring the chains in front, insert hook in next 2 top loops of st in round 4, yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook, remove the hook from loop. (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe)

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer - free patternRepeat the above steps until end. Always starts to crochet next braiding chains, the side where you finish last braiding chains. Insert the hook in other loops in that side. ch 4, bring the chains in other side and finish the stitch. Then insert the hook other loop in that side.

Follow the steps below when you come to last braiding chains of each color.

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer - free pattern

Last braiding chains of C1: ch 4 (image 1), insert hook first 2 top loops of st in round 2 where you began to crochet braiding chains with C1 (image 2), yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook. Fasten off (image 3).

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer - free pattern

Insert hook back into C3 loop, ch 4 (image 1), bring the chains in front, insert hook in next 2 top loops of last non-worked st in round 4 (image 2), yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook (image 3), remove the hook from loop. (Use stitch marker to leave the loop safe)

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer - free patternLast braiding chains of C2: Insert hook back into C2 loop, ch 4, cut the yarn leaving 6” long tail of yarn, remove the hook from loop (image 1), insert the hook under the first braided part C1 (image 2) and pull back the loop and yarn tail through C1 braided part (image 3). Then insert the hook back into the loop C2, insert hook in second 2 top loops of st in round 2 where you began to crochet braiding chains with C2 (image 4). yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook. Fasten off (image 5).

Crochet Braided Chains Headband or Ear Warmer - free pattern

Last braiding chains of C3: Insert hook back into C3 loop, ch 4, cut the yarn leaving 6” long tail of yarn, remove the hook from loop (image 1), insert the hook under the second braided part C2 (image 2) and pull back the loop and yarn tail through C2 braided part (image 3). Then insert the hook back into the loop C3, insert hook in third 2 top loops of st in round 2 where you began to crochet braiding chains with C3 (image 4), yo, pull back through st and loop on the hook. Fasten off and weave the all ends (image 5 and 6)

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Free Crochet Braided Chains Headband / Ear Warmer Pattern

4 thoughts on “Free Crochet Braided Chains Headband / Ear Warmer Pattern

  • February 1, 2016 at 3:25 AM
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    ohhh so pretty and i love the colors you used! This braided chains headband will surely cheer you up on a too chilly day! Thanks for sharing the pattern and tute!

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  • February 1, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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    I don’t see a hook size is there one

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    • February 1, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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      If you look at carefully in Material list and the beginning of the pattern instruction on headband part and braiding part you can see it.

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