Crochet Ear Warmers Fall Patterns The Great Star Collection

The Great Star Headband: A Free Crochet Pattern

I took a little detour from the Great Star Collection recently to make the Twist It Your Way Headband. It’s fabulous and I love it, but of course, I had to come right back and finish up this series. The next piece of this collection is the Great Star Headband.

If you would like to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF pattern, check out my Ravelry or Etsy shop. Along with the information from this post, the PDF includes the stitch counts for Color Made Easy yarn.

About The Headband

The Great Star Headband is an ear warmer that uses the same stitch combinations as the rest of the series. This headband is super simple, easily adjustable, and boasts some beautiful texture. Just like the other pieces it can be made with any yarn weight and to any size.

As much as I love a great beanie, I’m an ear warmer gal at heart. I’m generally rocking a classic messy bun, so an ear warmer is a quick way to head out the door for a soccer game or a walk. After I finished the Great Star Beanie, I knew there just had to be a headband alternative.

This headband works up so quickly. Seriously, its so fast! I made an adult size in one sitting. A kid’s or baby size is even faster!

About the Sizing

Just like the other pieces of this collection, I’ve designed it to be adjustable. I’ve included a size chart with some headband lengths that I like to use to help you get your piece the right size. I also included some suggested headband widths, but again, these are just suggestions. You can make this headband as wide or narrow as you’d like.

Just for reference, I made mine about 4″ wide, and I made the baby’s just over 3″.

About the Gauge

Since different yarn weights can effect stitch count greatly, I devised a little gauge method to help you figure out your foundation chain. Once you have that number, you’re all set to go on starting your ear warmer. I’m going to be honest, there’s a teeny bit of math involved.

UPDATE: So after creating the Great Star Square for a blanket CAL, I realized there’s an even easier math-free, gauge-less approach to this ear warmer. You just need a measuring tape! I’ve updated the pattern here for you guys…enjoy!

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Stitches Used: 

Ch – Chain 
SC in BLO – Single Crochet in Back Loops Only
SC in FLO – Single Crochet in Front Loops Only
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Star Stitch


Using hook recommended by yarn label.
Ch until foundation chain measures Suggested Headband Width from chart, being sure to have an even number of total chains.

Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (Foundation Chain – 1)

Row 1: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in FLO in each stitch across. (Foundation Chain)

Row 2: Complete a row of star stitches doing the following:

Ch 3. Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Insert hook into next ch, pull up a loop. Insert hook and pull up a loop over next 3 st. (6 loops on hook) Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Ch 1 to close star stitch (eye of star stitch).

Insert hook into eye of star stitch, pull up a loop. Insert hook between the last two spikes of the previous star stitch, pull up a loop. Insert hook in the same stitch as the last spike of the previous star stitch, pull up a loop. Insert hook and pull up a loop over next 2 stitches. (6 loops on hook) Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Ch 1 to close star stitch.

Repeat from * across until you finish the last star stitch. Hdc in last stitch (same stitch as last star stitch).

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. 2 Hdc in the eye of each star stitch across. Hdc in top of last star stitch. (Foundation Chain – 1)

Row 4: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in BLO in each stitch across. (Foundation Chain – 1)

Repeat Rows 1-4 until headband measures desired length from Sizing Chart. Move on to Assembly.


  1. Tie off leaving a long end, approx. 12-18” 
  2. Fold the work in half so that the short ends meet. Using a tapestry needle and the long tail, sew the two ends together using the mattress stitch. Tie off and weave ends.
  3. Optional: Check out the Bow Twist from the Twist It your Way Headband! With right sides facing, complete at bow twist fold and seam. Tie off, weave ends, and turn your piece right side out.

Final Thoughts

I hope you love this headband as much as I do. If you’re loving the Great Star Collection as much as me, I think you’ll have a lot of fun making this one. As always, I’d love to see some of your work. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @craftingforweeks and use the hashtag #GreatStarHeadband. 

Also, be on the lookout for the last piece that will be arriving on the blog very soon. Hope you enjoy the pattern. Happy Crafting!



I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones that loves to create with yarn. I design crochet patterns, and create tutorials for fun crafts.

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