Boho Bobble Twisted Headband: Free Crochet Pattern

When I saw this photo of Brandie-Lee, I realized this boho bobble twisted headband crochet pattern is the perfect alternative to a messy bun hat…it’s actually perfect for anyone, long hair or short, but it looks so great with a messy bun, as she’s wearing it here.

This project is a quick one and is great when you have lots of gifts to make…like for all your kids’ teachers! The free pattern, below, is in women’s size. If you’re looking for toddler or children’s sizes, they are available in Brandie-Lee’s premium pattern…check the “pattern downloads” section for details.

And, now, it’s featured as part of the Best of 30 Days of Cozy!

Pinterest graphic for Nova Twisted Headband FREE Crochet Pattern designed by Candidly Handcrafted

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Or, you can find the free, non-printable, pattern, below.

Photo of Nova Twisted Headbands in 3 different thickness and length


  • 6.50 mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight (size 4) yarn, approximately 70 yards
    • I used Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring Tape

Stitches Used

  • CH: chain
  • SC: single crochet
  • PSt: Puff Stitch
  • SLST: slip stitch
  • MC: main color ST(S): stitch(es)

Pattern Details

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • US Terminology
  • Gauge: 10 (5 sc and 5 Puff Stitch) stitches X 10 (5 sc rows & 5 Puff Stitch) rows = 4” square
    • Stitch used for gauge: Single Crochet & Puff Stitches
    • Swatch instructions: Follow the pattern repeat to get gauge.
  • Size(s): Adult 
  • Measurement(s): 19” by 5” wide.
  • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
  • The right side of the project is the side where the puff stitches ‘puff’ out. The RS will be facing you when you are doing the sc row.
  • The ‘Flaps’ are the two rectangular pieces you will make that will be sewed in an ‘x’ to join the two edges of the headband.
  • Make sure that you end your headband with a sc row before starting the cross flaps. This will make the edge that you slip stitch together look much smoother.
  • When doing the slip stitch to close your headband ensure your headband is flipped the wrong side out, it will make the seam less visible on the right side.
  • Make one flap and before joining it to the opposite side, lay your headband flat to measure its length. Your headband should measure 19” in length and 5” width.(For a standard ladies size. This will comfortably fit a head circumference from 20” to 21.5”)
  • Pattern Stitches Used: ⇒ Puff Stitch: * yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop to the height of a dc* repeat two more times, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook. ⇒ Single Crochet ⇒ Half Double Crochet ⇒ Slip Stitch
Photo of a woman wearing the crocheted twisted headband ear warmer

Nova Boho Bobble Twisted Headband Crochet Pattern

With K (6.5 m) size hook

Ch 14

ROW 1: sc in the second chain from hook and in every ch across. Ch1, Turn. (13 sc)

ROW 2: sc in first stitch, (PSt in next stitch, sc in next stitch) repeat across. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc, 6 Pst)

ROW 3: sc in every stitch across, ch 1 turn (13 sc) Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until your piece measures 16“

Do Not Cut Yarn.

* I had 20 sc rows & 19 PSt rows for a total of 39 rows.

First Flap:

ROW 1: sc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches ch 1, turn (7 sc)

ROW 2: hdc in each stitch across, ch 1 turn (7 hdc) Repeat Row 1 & 2 until your ‘flap’ measures 3 inches.

*I had 6 rows total.


Pull the flap diagonally across to the beginning of your headband to join. The inside corner of the flap should line of with the outside edge of the headband.

SlSt through both pieces in the first sc, and the next 6 stitches.

*Remember to do this with the wrong side up, facing you.

Ch 1 (do not turn)

Second Flap:

ROW 1: sc, in first stitch and in the next five stitches, Ch 1 turn. (6 sc) ROW 2: hdc in each sc across. ch 1, turn (6 hdc) ROW 3: sc, in each stitch across, ch1, turn (6 sc) Repeat

ROWS 2 & 3 until your flap measures 3 inches.

*I had 6 rows.

Pull this flap over top the other flap to create an ‘x’, lining up the outside corners. SlSt through both pieces in the first sc, and across.

Cut Yarn and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Flip your headband right side out. You are done!

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**Note: If you choose to sell items made from this pattern, please credit my shop Candidly Handcrafted, for the pattern. Please do not share or sell this pattern in any way. This pattern is for personal use only, with the exception of selling finished items made from it. The use of my photos to promote or sell your finished items is strictly prohibited. If you need assistance please don’t hesitate to email me, [email protected]

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  1. Lacey Faucheux says:

    Question: do you chain 1 at the end of each puff stitch before you single crochet into the next stitch? It didn’t say to in your guide, but quite a few of the puff stitch video tutorials I watched included a chain 1 between the end of a puff stitch and the single crochet in the next stitch.

    1. Hi Lacey,

      In order to get an accurate answer, your best bet is to contact the designer at the link in her designer profile, at the bottom of the pattern. You can find her on Instagram at @candidlyhandcrafted. In the instructions for the puff stitch, she doesn’t indicate to finish the stitch with a CH, so I’m assuming you wouldn’t. However, as long as you keep the stitch counts correct, you can always experiment to see which way you prefer. Hope you enjoy the pattern otherwise! Pam

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