Convertible Free Crochet Headband / Cowl Pattern

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Pinterest image of a woman wearing a floral cowl worn in two ways, as a headband or earwarmer and cowlband or neckwarmer

Introducing a two-in-one cowlband – it’s a headband or it’s a cowl! The Everly Headband Cowl adjust to your moods and temperature and it whips up in just about an hour!

I love hiking and being outdoors, but in the beautiful state of Colorado, you just never know when the weather is going to turn. So, when I leave the house, I always tuck a little headband in my pocket and this one is my new favorite!

It’s so simply to make that you can pack a skein of yarn in your bag and work on it anywhere…add your favorite flower or buttons and it’s good to go! And, this one is extra special because I designed is, specifically, for the Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter.

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A blond woman standing in front of a white slat wall. She is wearing a ribbed headband with a crocheted flower in pink.


  • Yarn Bee Andes Alpaca, bulky (size 5) yarn (80% acrylic, 20% alpaca; 102 yds/93 m per 3 oz/85 g skein) or size 5 yarn of your choice
    • I used City Beat colorway
  • Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek, medium (size 4) yarn (100% low pill acrylic; 232 yds/213 m per 5 oz/142 g skein) or size 4 yarn of your choice
    • I used Mauve colorway
  • 10.00 mm (N) Crochet Hook
  • 6.00 mm (J) Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • 1″ wooden button (optional)
  • I used a branded button from (affiliate link) All This Wood LLC on Etsy
  • Printable PDF of the Everly Headband Cowl Pattern 


  • CH – Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • DC2TOG – Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together
  • HDC – Half-double Crochet
  • SLST – Slip Stitch
  • ST(S) – Stitch(es)
  • TC – Treble Crochet
A blonde woman standing in front of a white slat wall. She is wearing a burgundy t shirt and a ribbed cowl with a pink flower crocheted onto it


  • Skill Level: Easy
  • US Terminology 
  • Beginning the CH 1 does not count as a ST. 
  • Finished Size: Fits Teen to Adult: 20″ – 22″ circumference


12 SLSTs x 14 Rows = 4″ square when using size 5 yarn and 10.00 mm hook


Everly Headband Cowl Pattern

For Band:

With 10.00 mm hook and size 5 yarn, CH 13.

Work into the back loop for every row of band.

Row 1: SLST into second CH from hook. SLST into each ST across. (12  STS)

Row 2: CH 1, turn. SLST in each ST across. (12 STS)

Row 3 – 50: Repeat RND 2.

Finish off leaving a 10″ tail.

With right sides together, stitch row 1 and row 50 together to create a band.

Tuck ends.

Close up image of the flower on the everly headband cowl. In the center of the flower is a button that reads made with a twist.

For Flower:

With 6.00 mm hook and size 4 yarn, hold two strands together and create a magic ring or CH-3  loop.

Round 1:  SC 15 in starting loop. Join with a SLST to beginning SC. (15 STS)

Round 2: *CH 3, DC2TOG across next 2 STS, CH3, SLST to next ST. Repeat from * 3 more times. CH3, DC2TOG across next 2 STS, CH3, SLST to base of beginning CH3. (5 small petals made)

Round 3:  CH4, working behind the petals, SLST to SLST at the base of where 1st petal connects to 2nd petal. CH4, SLST to SLST at base of where 2nd petal connects to 3rd petal. Repeat this pattern for all 5 petals. Join with SLST to base of beginning CH4. (5 CH-4 spaces made)

Round 4: CH1. *Working into next CH-4 space,  (SC, HDC 2, DC 2, TC, DC 2, HDC 2, SC). Repeat from * 4 more times. Join with SLST to beginning CH1. (5 large petals made)

Finish off. Tuck ends.

Using a yarn needle, attach flower to headband.

Add button to the center of flower and tuck ends.

You’re all done!

Now, you can wear your Everly Headband Cowl as an ear warmer or as a neck warmer…whichever the weather and your mood dictates.

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One thought on “Convertible Free Crochet Headband / Cowl Pattern

  1. jan

    Great pattern. I can think of 2 friends who would really love these! THANKS

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