Modern Twist Bulky Crochet Headband free crochet pattern

Oct 28, 2020 | Beginner Crochet Patterns, Crochet patterns

This modern twist bulky crochet headband is a free 30 minute crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Highland Twist Headband free crochet pattern

Yes, that’s right – 30 minutes or less to make this fantastic bulky crochet headband with a modern twist! Made with Lion Brand’s Super Bulky Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn* which is so soft, too! How many of these could you make for gifts this year??! And it would make a quick and easy addition to your shop as well! And the best part – I was able to make 2 of the small/medium size with just 1 ball of yarn! ??

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I just love head bands – easy to wear for no-mess hair and they work up so quickly. They make fantastic home made gifts for friends and loved ones. And the Highland Twist Headband is one of those patterns that you will continue coming back to because everyone is going to love it!

This headband is made from two rectangles which are then sewn together creating a twist in the front. So easy!

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You may also like the following free crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Alpine Twist Head Band
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Highland Twist Headband bulky twist ear warmer free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Mustard Weight 6/Super Bulky – 2.9 (3.2) oz / 52  (57) yds (small/med)

Size N/P 15 (10.0 mm) crochet hook (or hook size to meet gauge)
Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size:  

Adult sm/m 20” circumference x 4.5” wide
Adult lg 22” circumference x 4.5” wide

Gauge: 5 pattern rows x 9 hdc st = 4” x 4”


RS = right side
WS= wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
st = stitch
hdc = half double crochet
sk = skip
sp = space
blo = back loop only
3L hdc = half double crochet worked in the 3rd loop (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

3L hdc (3rd loop hdc): worked the same as a regular hdc just in a different loop than a regular hdc.  In order to achieve the knit look in hdc, the hdc stitch is worked in the third loop either in front of or behind and below the  top two loops that are generally used for a stitch.  

Recommended tutorials:

Highland Twist Head Band complete video tutorial

Notes about pattern:

  • Headband is worked in two flat rectangles which are then seamed at the back as well as along the inside of both rectangles with one rectangle placed over the other creating the twist.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Rectangle (make 2)

Leaving a long length of yarn approx 14” long for sewing later, chain 46 (50)

Row 1:  (RS) hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as 1st st) and in each ch to end.  Turn. (45, 49)

Row 2:  ch 2, front 3L hdc in each st to end.  Turn (45, 49)

Row 3:  ch 2, hdc in blo of each st to end.  (45, 49)

Leaving a long tail approx 14” long for sewing, fasten off.  Note:  long length of yarn only needed on 1 of the rectangles.

Twisting & Sewing Headband

Lay 1 rectangle flat with RS facing.  Place 2nd rectangle with RS facing out over 1st rectangle overlapping in the center.  Align ends of rectangle and attach with stitch markers.  Fold ends together to form a circle.  WS will now be facing out.  With long length of yarn, sew back seam together.

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Where two rectangles join at center back seam, count 16 (18) stitches from center back seam on both sides.  Place stitch markers through both rectangles.  With long length of yarn, whip stitch from back seam to stitch markers on both sides by using unused bottom loop of foundation ch from 1 rectangle and 3L hdc of 2nd rectangle.  Weave in ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!