This textured twist headband will add warmth and elegance to any wardrobe. The Impeccable Tweed yarn is perfect for little spots of color to appeal to everyone.
“Ups and Downs Twist Headband” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Nov. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Twist Headband Free Crochet PatternDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Loops & Threads “Impeccable Tweed”, size 4 worsted weight, 97% acrylic, 190 yds/174m per 3 oz/85g per skein: 1 skein color Soft Rose, approx. 100 yards used. (The brown version is color Taupe.)
- Suggested Crochet Hook Size K-10 1/2 (6.5mm), or size needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for seaming and weaving ends
- Stitch marker, optional
- Working on an odd number of chains, make the first row to set up.
- Work row 2 in established stitch pattern.
- Repeat row 2 until 85 rows completed.
- Fold and seam the twist. Weave in all ends securely. Turn inside out.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This style of twist headband became popular about four years ago, right before I took a break from crochet to help my son with his recipe website. I was intrigued to find out how it was done but I didn’t have much time back then.
I know that most everyone has a headband pattern like this so I questioned whether I really needed to have one that everyone else seems to have. In the end, why not? And, it was just as fun as I thought it would be. Completely worth it. And, I learned a new to me stitch pattern too.
You’ll be happy to know that this headband is a simple, long rectangle. The ends are drawn together and folded just the right way before seaming. Turn it inside out and there you have it. It couldn’t be easier.
What Is Crochet Crunch Stitch?
In my big book of crochet stitch patterns, I found a clever looking stitch called the Crunch Stitch. What I liked most about it is that it has a fantastic texture. The second thing is that you can’t really tell any distinctive stitches when looking at it. It’s made with very easy stitches, but nothing really gives away what stitches are used.
Crunch Stitch is a one-row repeat of slip stitch and half double crochet. Because you work on a beginning chain in odd numbers, the stitches are alternated. The half doubles are worked on top of the slip stitches and the slip stitches are worked on top of the half doubles.
Because the half double crochet is sort of pulled down to more closely match the height of a smaller stitch, it creates a prominent diagonal line.
The resulting fabric is fairly dense and stiff. It’s perfect for a headband because who wants their ears to be covered from the cold? We do!
Crunch Stitch vs. Even Moss Stitch
As with many other crochet stitches, the internet tends to cause some stitch patterns to evolve with a new name. So, if you’ve been seeing this stitch pattern as an “Even Moss Stitch”, you’re not seeing things! They’re the same. It happens more than you know in the crochet industry.
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4.5″ wide x 21″ long (to fit 20″ head).
Loops & Threads “Impeccable Tweed”, size 4 worsted weight, 97% acrylic, 190 yds/174m per 3 oz/85g per skein: 1 skein color Soft Rose, approx. 100 yards used. (The brown version is color Taupe.)
“Impeccable Tweed” is classified as a worsted (size 4) yarn and is currently available in 12 colorways.
Available at Michaels. Loops & Threads is the in-house brand.
If this is your first time using a flecked yarn. Just ignore the flecks. They are there to give the yarn its unique characteristics. There is no need to do anything to “hide” them. When you’re seaming or weaving ends, it may be helpful to remove the flecks from those strands only, to make it easier.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size K-10 1/2 (6.5mm), or size needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for seaming and weaving ends.
Stitch marker, optional.
This crochet pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
beg=beginning; ch=chain; hdc=half double crochet; rep=repeat; sl=slip; stitch(es)=st(s).
All numbers after the colon at the end of an instruction are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
Worked in stitch pattern, 14 stitches for 16 rows measures approximately 4 x 4″.
How To Make A Twist In A Headband
Place the length of the headband on a flat surface. Pinch the short edges on either side to form two “U” shapes. Interlock these two “U” shapes. With a yarn needle, seam through all four layers.
The twist in the headband is formed once you turn it inside out.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 17, sl st in third ch from hook, [hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch] across, turn: 15 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (place a marker in the top of each beg ch 2 to keep from skipping it on subsequent rows, move marker up as work progresses), [sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st] across to beg ch 2, sl st in top of beg ch 2, turn: 15 sts.
Note: If worked to gauge, 85 rows will be 21″ long on a flat surface. If you need more length, continue the rows until the length you need. I like to work 1″ longer than the head circumference since you lose some length when you make the twist.
Rows 3-85: Rep row 2. On final row, fasten off, leaving about 12″ strand for seaming.
Place the length of the headband on a flat surface. Pinch the short edges on either side to form a “U”. Interlock these two “U” shapes. With a yarn needle, seam through all four layers.
Weave in all ends securely and turn headband inside out.
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