Cloud Nine Headband Crochet Pattern

The Cloud Nine Headband crochet pattern works up quick and it’s also easy to make! It’s made with super bulky yarn so you can whip one up in no time! The instructions include 8 sizes ranging from baby-adult large so you can make one for anyone! The Cloud Nine Headband is perfect for keeping your ears warm during the colder months while still looking stylish!

Cloud Nine Headband Crochet Pattern By The Turtle Trunk

With Christmas Eve only a week away, I thought I’d share a super quick crochet pattern that is going to be great as a last minute gift! The Cloud Nine Headband works up quick and is also easy to make! Since it uses thick yarn and a large crochet hook, you’ll be able to whip one of these up in no time!

The Cloud Nine Headband is a cozy crochet headband and ear warmer that is perfect for a cold, winter’s day. This pattern uses super bulky yarn so it’s really warm! Featuring the berry stitch, which creates a beautiful puffy texture, that kind of looks like a cloud, hence the name! It also features a trendy knotted front! The Cloud Nine Headband has a unique look and fun texture, all while being simple to make.

This pattern is perfect for a last minute holiday gift, stocking stuffer, or just a cute, quick project you can make for yourself! Because of the thick yarn and large crochet hook, this headband will work up in no time, plus it uses minimal yarn too!

I hope you enjoy making this pattern and also love your new, Cloud Nine Headband! Continue reading to hear my inspiration for this pattern and to learn more about the yarn I used, then scroll to the end for the written pattern!


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Inspiration

I love a super quick and easy crochet project, because I love that instant gratification you get from them! Plus no one has time for huge, time-consuming projects because of the holidays. I’ve had this yarn in my stash for a while now and I really wanted to make something chunky and cozy with it! Since I only had one skein of this color, I knew it needed to be something small. I love headbands and ear warmers for winter, because you can wear your hair up (which I do almost everyday) but still have something covering your ears! So I knew a headband/ear warmer was what I wanted to make.

Then I needed a stitch! I’m guilty of using the same ol’ stitches with a lot of my patterns so I knew I wanted to try something new. When researching crochet stitches, I came across the berry stitch. I had never used it before so I thought it would be fun to challenge myself and learn a new stitch! The berry stitch offers amazing texture and it’s easy to create even though it looks more complicated than your basic stitches.

Because of the puffy texture of the berry stitch I though it looked kind of like a cloud! Cloud Nine Headband seemed like the perfect name not only because of the cloud like look but because of the amazing feeling I got when wearing it! I hope you feel like you’re on cloud nine too when making and wearing your Cloud Nine Headband!


Check out these other crochet headband and ear warmer patterns from The Turtle Trunk here: Picot Headband, Country Cottage Headband, Toasty & Twisted Ear Warmer.


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Yarn

The Cloud Nine Headband is ultra warm and cozy because it uses super bulky (6) weight yarn! Super bulky yarn also helps this crochet headband work up so fast! The thick yarn makes for bigger stitches so you need less of them, while also making for a super warm headband!

I used Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick and Quick for my headband, but you can use any super bulky yarn that you’d like! The fiber content of Wool Ease Thick & Quick is 80% acrylic and 20% wool therefore it’s durable, easy to care for, and super warm! I think it’s a great, affordable option, and it’s also available at a multitude of retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Joanns, Michaels, and Lion Brand Yarn’s website.

Lion Brand Yarn has sales on their yarn often so be sure to check out their site or sign up for their emails to get the best deal on yarn! Tap the button below to browse all the color ways of Wool Ease Thick & Quick, and also check to see if they have any sales currently happening!

For my Cloud Nine Headband I used the color Mustard but there is a large variety of beautiful colors to choose from! Each headband uses less than half a skein of this yarn! So you can actually make 2 headbands with each skein! You can make Mommy & Me sets, Family Sets, also matching sets for your kids or friends! This would also be great as a teacher gift or to donate to shelters during the cold months.


Woman outside wearing a yellow crochet ear warmer. Crochet pattern is the Cloud Nine Headband by The Turtle Trunk.

Sizes

The instructions include 8 sizes ranging from baby to adult, so you can make one for anyone and everyone you know! The sizes include: Baby Small (0-3 months), Baby Medium (3-6 months), Baby Large (6-12 months), Toddler (1-3 years), Child (3-10 years), Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large. See the Size Chart below for the measurements of each sized headband as well as the head circumference each size is suitable for. You can also customize the size to be perfect for you! See the instructions below the size chart for how to adjust the measurements of the headband.

For best results, measure your head or the head of the person you’re making the headband for, so you know it’ll fit properly. How to measure: wrap a measuring tape behind the head, just over the ears and around the forehead.

SizesHead CircumferenceHeadband CircumferenceHeadband Width
Baby Small
(0-3 Months)
13”-14”13”3”
Baby Medium
(3-6 Months)
15”-16”14”3”
Baby Large
(6-12 Months)
17”-18”16.5”3”
Toddler
(1-3 Years)
18”-19”17.5”3”
Child
(3-10 Years)
19”-20”18.5”4”
Teen/ Adult Small21”-22”20”4”
Adult Medium22”-23”21”4”
Adult Large23”-24”22”4”

How to Adjust the Size

Length/Circumference of the headband: work any ODD number of stitches across for Row 1.

Width/Height of the headband: Repeat Rows 2 & 3 as many times until your desired width is reached.


Follow along with the video tutorial for the Cloud Nine Headband on YouTube!


Difficulty

Advanced Beginner

Gauge Swatch

7 STs x 7 Rows = 4” x 4”

Row 1: FSC x 7. CH 1 & turn. (7)
Row 2: SC in 1st ST. *Berry ST, SC*. CH 1 & turn. (7)
Row 3: SC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (7)
Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3

Adjust hook size up or down to meet gauge

Notes

● Pattern is split up between the smaller (Baby-Toddler) and larger (Child- Adult) sizes. Stitch counts in parenthesis are in order from smallest size to largest.
● The number in parenthesis at the end of each row represents the total number of stitches to be worked in each row.
● Beginning chains do not count as stitches throughout the whole pattern. At the end of each row, chain 1 and turn, work the first stitch into the last stitch from the previous row.
● Stitches between ** are to be repeated until the end of the row or until otherwise stated.
● Adjust the length of your headband to any size by simply adding or subtracting the number of stitches you work for the FSC, but be sure to always work an odd number of stitches. Adjust the width of the headband by repeating rows 2-3 as many times as desired.
● The right side of your work will show the texture from the Berry Stitch, while the wrong side will be flat.

Supplies

– Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn
I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick: Find it HERE on Lion Brand Yarn’s website or HERE on Amazon.
            Baby: approx. 35 yards / 2 oz
            Toddler/Child: approx. 42 yards / 2.4 oz
            Adult: approx. 46 yards / 2.6 oz
9.00 mm (M) Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST(s) – Stitch(es)
CH – Chain
FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
Berry ST – Berry Stitch

Special Stitches

FSC – Foundation Single Crochet

A Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) is when you work your foundation chain and first row of SC’s together all in one.

CH 2, then insert hook into 2nd CH from hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the 1st loop on the hook (that is the CH you will work into for the next stitch) (A), yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. That is the first FSC (B). Now working into the CH you created at the bottom of the ST, work your next FSC. *Insert hook into the bottom CH, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 1st loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.* Repeat ** until you reach the specified length.

Berry ST – Berry Stitch

Yarn over, insert hook into next ST, yarn over and pull up a loop, then yarn over and pull through the 1st loop on the hook. Next, yarn over, insert hook back into the ST, then yarn over and pull up a loop. Lastly, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. Single crochet into the next ST. The side you work the Berry Stitch on will be the wrong side (C), while the Berry Stitch will bump out on the right side (D).

Cloud Nine Headband Pattern

Baby – Toddler Sizes

Row 1: FSC x (23, 25, 29, 31). CH 1 & turn. (23, 25, 29, 31)

Row 2: SC in 1st ST. *Berry ST, SC*. CH 1 & turn. (23, 25, 29, 31)

Row 3: SC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (23, 25, 29, 31)

Rows 4-5: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.

Move onto closing and finishing.

Child – Adult Sizes

Row 1: FSC x (33, 35, 37, 39). CH 1 & turn. (33, 35, 37, 39)

Row 2: SC in 1st ST. *Berry ST, SC*. CH 1 & turn. (33, 35, 37, 39)

Row 3: SC in each ST across. CH 1 & turn. (33, 35, 37, 39)

Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3

Move onto closing and finishing.

Closing & Finishing

CH 1, cut off yarn and then leave a 12” long tail. Lay out your headband with the right side facing up, then interlock the ends so that they fit into one another (E). Use your yarn needle and whip stitch the ends together, while making sure to sew into each layer (F). When you reach the end, secure your yarn with a few knots and weave in your end (G).
Flip headband right side out and then you’re all done with your Cloudnine Headband!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern for the Cloud Nine Headband! I’d love to see your finished Turtle Trunk creation so be sure to tag me, @theturtletrunk on Instagram so I can see your photos! Thank you for following along, and I’ll see you next time!


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