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Granny Square Headband / Head warmer | Free Granny Square Crochet Tutorial

Written by Kate Curry

We….love…granny squares! Are you looking for more sweet sweet granny square crochet projects? What about a new granny square head warmer / neck warmer for you to throw on during those chilly days? 

A person with short brown hair is facing sideways, wearing a multi-colored blue head warmer, a black choker, and a black and grey hoodie.

Materials

Abbreviations

Notes

  • Square Size: 4” x 4 ½ “
  • Finished Headband Size: 4” x 22 ½ “

You can use any colors you want, but I used three skeins of yarn from our Granny Square Kit

5 squares will fit most head sizes, but you can always make yours with 4 or 6 squares. You will have enough yarn for up to 6 squares! 

Not sure how to make a granny square? We’ve got a tutorial for you!

Let’s Get Started!

Create Your Squares - Make 5

Color A


Round 1: Create a MC
Round 2: Ch 3 & 2 dc  into the hole
Round 3: Ch 2 & 3 dc
Round 4: Ch 2 & 3 dc
Round 5: Ch 2 & 3 dc & slst into the 3rd ch of that original ch 3
BO

Color B


Round 6: Slip knot & join in the corner.
Round 7: Ch 3 & 2 dc into the hole. Ch 2
Round 8: 3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 9: 3 dc into the next corner hole. 2 ch, 3 dc, & ch 1.
Round 10: 3 dc into the next corner , ch 2, 3 dc, & ch 1.
Round 11: 3 dc into the next corner, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, & slst into the 3rd ch of the original 3 ch
BO

Color C


Round 12: Slip knot & join in the corner.
Round 13: Ch 3 &  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 14: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
Round 15: Ch 3 &  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 16: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
Round 17: Ch 3 &  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 18: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
Round 19: Ch 3 &  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1 
Round 20: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
BO

Color D


Round 21: Slip knot & join in the corner.
Round 22: Ch 3 &  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1 
Round 23-24: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
Round 25: Ch 3 &  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1 
Round 26-27: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
Round 28: Ch 3 &  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1 
Round 29-30: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
Round 31: Ch 3 &  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 32-33: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
BO

Joining

Lay your squares out into the pattern that you’d like and join them together. I like using a nice whip stitch join and sew my squares together, but there are a myriad of ways to join them together! 

A headband made of blue granny squares is laying on a green, black, and gold marble cover. To the right is a ball of teal worsted weight yarn and a golden crochet hook.

Edging

Using one of your colors, slip stitch into one side of the headband. Sc around the edge and then BO. Do this to the other side as well! BO and weave in your ends! 

A person with short brown hair is facing sideways, wearing a multi-colored blue neck warmer around their neck, and a black and grey hoodie.

Meet the Author

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Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.