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Free Crochet Headband Pattern - EASY Braided EarWarmer

Free Crochet Headband Pattern. This is an EASY FREE written pattern and tutorial for the 5-strand Twist Crochet Braided Ear warmer to help you create one of the most popular crochet headbands this season.

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This is a FREE written pattern and tutorial for the Crochet Braided Headband Ear warmer to help you create the very popular 5 Strand braid Crochet Headband.


Due to the demand from my followers, I have now collected all my Croche headband patterns together in a handy ebook and they are available for Download from Ravelry 

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You are going to be pleasantly surprised that I am going to say this is an easy crochet headband pattern suitable for beginners.

The Gorgeous chunky 5-strand crochet braided ear warmer pattern is such an easy fast crochet project. 

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The Headband with its deep texture makes it a great accessory to add to any outfit. Its also a great last-minute crochet gift to quickly whip up.

I can make several in a few hours and then plait the strands together to achieve the braided effect.

This headband is a big hit at the crochet craft fairs and I'm forever making them for market prep as these braided chunky headband ear warmers are some of my bestsellers.

This is another braided crochet headband in my series of free crochet patterns for Headband Earwarmers. I also have the very popular 3 3-strand braided Headband Pattern available for FREE on my website. 
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I have now included some helpful tips when it comes to braiding with the 5 strands. (Video to Be Confirmed) 

am often asked How wide should an Earwarmer be? 

I like my finished headband ear warmers to be at LEAST 4.5 inches wide. (so each strand you crochet should be approx. 1 inch wide. 
This ensures good coverage of the ears. But obviously if making it smaller then adjust your width to suit.

How many chains do you need to crochet a braided headband and How many inches should a crocheted headband be?

  • The number of chain stitches needed to start a headband /Earwarmer will depend on the hook and yarn weight that you choose.
  • The BEST way to ensure your headband will fit is to Chain the number of chains needed to achieve your headband size, (Head circumference minus 1 inch) 
  • I have found these sizes (below) the best that I work with. 

Remember you will BRAID the pieces together it will shrink however these headbands are nice and stretchy do aim for making your starting chain the measurements below. 

  • Adult Small Woman = total headband measurement = approx 19 inches
  • Adult Medium - total headband measurement = approx 20'-21 inches
  • Adult Large - total headband measurement = approx 22-23 inches 

So for example: If I were crocheting a headband for my sister-in-law who is a Small Adult I would chain a length to reach 19 Inches. 

NOTES before Starting the Braided Crochet Headband 

  • Don't be tempted to ADD a few chains as the more the ear warmer is worn the more it will stretch out.
  • With the Braided Headbands, there will be some loss in length AFTER we braid the pieces.  
  •  However, the length will resolve itself when we reach how to join the pieces braided pieces of the 
  • headband together. 
  • In the beginning ROW, you will be Working INTO the back bumps of the chain stitches. 
  • You could use Any size hook and yarn weight just ensure you follow the headband size guides.
  • ALL the braids are made in the same way connected to each braid and joined as you 

FREE Crochet Braided Ear Warmer Pattern by LisaAuch Crochet 

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations:  The pattern is written in US terms

Ch- Chain 
sc- single crochet 
dc - Double crochet 
sk - Skip 
st - stitches

By the end of working you will have 5 identical strands, all joined together. As shown in the picture below 
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The headband Construction is actually really easy.
To make the plaited crochet ear warmer headband you need 5 identical strands that are joined together

In your Chosen Yarn and Crochet Hook  ( For the Wine colored headband I used Hobbi Mega Aran and a 5.50 mm hook ) 

The Grey was Double knit /worsted weight and a 4.50 mm crochet hook, (we found this not as warm as using the Aran yarn if I were making this again I would use 2 Double Knit strands of yarn  together) 

Start by chaining the length you require (for me it was 60 +3 to start) 

63 ch
ROW 1: *Working INTO the back bumps of the chain stitches. Skip first 3 sts and dc into the 4th back bump on chain stitches from hook, Dc in each back hum of stitches to end. DO NOT FASTEN OFF 
Chain 63 stitches * 
Repeat from  ROW 1 from * to * until you have 5 full Strands. 
DO NOT FASTEN OFF 

Joining and Braiding to make a Crochet Headband 

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What your headband will look like once finished the Rows below 

Row 1: Sc 10 sts EVENLY along the sides of ALL 5 strands to join
Row2: skip 1 st, sc to end (9sts)
Row 3: skip 1 st, sc to end (8sts)
Row 4: skip 1 st, sc to end (7sts)
Row5: skip 1 st, sc to end (6sts)
Row6: skip 1 st, sc to end (5sts) FASTEN OFF, leaving a long tail to join later.
How to Make the 5-Strand Braid

I initially got very confused about making the 5-strand braid as I was so used to making a Plait with 3 strands.
Make sure you secure the TOP of the Headband or place a book over the top so it holds in place as you weave the pieces together. 

MAKING the 5 strand Braid
To make the 5 strands If you remember to always have 3 strands to the one side, and 2 strands to the other side. 
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* Taking the outside strand of the 3 weave over, and under to the middle, now you will have 2 on one side and 3 strands  on the other * Repeat * to *  Until you reach the end 

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  • To make the 5-strand crocheted braid you are bringing the outside strands over and then under to the Middle.
  • Secure these Ends into the final position,( I use a wooden kebab stitch or knitting needle)  and work SC evenly along (space 2 sc EVENLY in EACH strand) 
  • Continue Working as for the TOP of the Earwarmer until you have 5sts left. Fasten Off leaving a long tail to weave in
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Sew Both ends together ensuring your headband braid is lying flat and not twisted. 
Fasten off and weave in ALL ENDS 

You can now Buy a Downloadable PDF booklet with ALL of my Headband Crochet Patterns from RAVELRY - View the Booklet and the headban patterns HERE 

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Of course all of these headband patterns are free on my website for you to enjoy too. 
Thank you for visiting my website or purchasing a pattern. It helps me to maintain the website and buy new materials to make even more FREE PATTERNS. As always you are free to make and sell items you have made from the pattern. You MUST acknowledge LisaAuch.com as the original designer. YOU will NOT copy or distribute the pattern online TEXT OR PDF, in part or whole anywhere else,or by creating an online video of my pattern. Without my express written permission. You can share a picture of the finished item. With a link BACK to a Page with my website on it You must NOT use my pictures in any way to sell a finished product. You must use your own. You will NOT copy or duplicate this PATTERN (whole or in part) onto ANY other SITE online. Without my express written permission. You will not crop or heavily EDIT the images belonging to LisaAuch Crochet/ Lisaauch.com, nor add any further TEXT or Imaging to them.

This pattern may contain affiliate links. Where I may make a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you. 

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