Faux Rib Winter Headband - A Free, Quick Pattern

Faux Rib Winter Headband - A Free, Quick Pattern

Using a big hook and super bulky yarn, this project is perfect if you're looking for a super quick headband to keep you warm this winter.

This pattern also features one of my favorite techniques - working through the 3rd loop! This is how we are able to get the nice horizontal faux rib look in the round!

This pattern is written in 2 sizes

  • Child
    • Approximately 4.5" tall
    • Approximately 17" wide laid flat
    • Fits a 19" head circumference with about 10% negative ease
  • Adult
    • Approximately 4.5" tall
    • Approximately 19.5" wide laid flat
    • Fits a 22" head circumference with about 10% negative ease

Jump to specific parts of this pattern:


  • 1 Skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease
    • Child Size: Approximately 30-40 Yds
    • Adult Size: Approximately 35-45 Yds
  • US N - 9mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Pattern Notes

  • At the beginning of each round, the Ch 2 will not count as a stitch. The first stitch of every row should go through the same stitch as the chain 2.
  • Because there are two sizes included in this pattern, you will see stitch counts and number of stitches in the following format: Child (Adult).
    • For example - "Chain 35 (40)" will mean to chain 35 for a child size, or 40 for an adult size.
  • Gauge
    • 4" = 8.5 stitches, 7.5 rows HDC T3L


  • Ch: Chain
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • SC T3L: Single Crochet Through 3rd Loop
  • HDC T3L: Half Double Crochet Through 3rd Loop

Special Techniques

3rd Loop

In various parts of this pattern, you will find "HDC T3L" or "SC T3L". This means that you will be working your stitch into the loop behind the top "V" of your stitch.

It may be best at first to place a removable stitch marker into the top "V" of your stitch. The bar located directly behind it would be that stitches "3rd loop".

Image showing where to find the 3rd loop of your HDC stitches.

This is really the only new special technique you'll need to know for this pattern!

The other you'll need to know can be found in my tutorial on creating a Half Double Crochet Foundation Chain. There will also be an alternative start method included as well.


Please see the beginning of this pattern for approximate sizes that you will get from this pattern. Feel free to add on or remove stitches as you see fit.

Note: This pattern features the Half Double Crochet Foundation Chain. If you are unsure of how to do this technique - I have a tutorial available!
You can also substitute the Foundation Chain for the following:
Chain 35 (40)
Join chain in the round with a Sl St TBL of the first St of the chain, being careful not to twist the St.
Ch 2, HDC TBL in the same St, HDC TBL around. Sl St in the Ch 2 space of the beginning of the chain.
Continue with Round 2.

Round 1:

Chain 2 and begin with a Foundation Half Double Crochet Chain (tutorial) of 35 (40) stitches

Being sure not to twist the original chain, bring the first stitch of the chain around to your hook. It may help to lay down the project on a table to make sure the chain isn't twisted.

Sl St in Ch space at the beginning of the foundation chain. This finishes out the first round.

I like to use stitch markers to show the top of the stitches. This helps me make sure my foundation chain isn't twisted while I connect it in the round.

Round 2 - 5: Ch 2, HDC T3L in first St, 1 HDC T3L around until all Sts have been worked. Sl St in Ch 2 space of the beginning of the round.

Repeat above round until all 5 rounds have been worked. About 4"

Round 6: Ch 1, SC T3L in first St, 1 SC T3L around until all Sts have been worked. Sl St into first St and fasten off.

Cut working yarn and weave in ends, also closing the gap on the foundation chain.

Quick, easy, and adorable - these headbands are perfect for you and your little ones this fall and winter. I know my own little sister will love staying warm and cozy waiting for the bus this semester!

Are you excited for the fall season? Where are you planning to wear your winter headbands to this winter? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,


While sales and resales of this pattern are prohibited, please feel free to sell finished products from my patterns!

I do ask that credit is given to Savannah at 99% Coffee if products made from this pattern are sold as well as a link back to this site, if possible!
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