Thursday, November 14, 2013

Saving the Day with Crochet: How to Make Crochet Headphone Covers

More and more every day I am convinced that you can crochet practically anything! I often find that being able to crochet, saves me shopping trips as well. Many times I have whipped up a birthday card decorated with crochet, which can be more special and meaningful to the recipient than buying one. 

Recently we were getting ready to go on a weekend trip, and when packing my daughter's headphones, we noticed that the foam covering on the ear pieces was falling apart. We bought these great Sony children's headphones in America. I haven't seen any like it in Kuwait, so I knew it was pointless to go searching for replacement foam covers or even a new pair of headphones. Then it occurred to me, that crocheted covers would be quick and easy to make. My daughter had fun going through my yarn stash to choose a lovely pink variegated yarn. In 20 minutes, the headphones had been fixed and upcycled into something unique and stylish. Problem solved and time saved, crochet to the rescue!

I am not sure if the size of the earpieces on headphones are standard, but these measure 1 15/16" (48mm) in diameter.
Sony Children's Headphones

Headphone Covers 

Yarn: DK weight, preferably a soft yarn that will be comfortable to wear on the ears.

Hook: Size E (3.50mm)

yo= wrap the yarn around the hook
ch= chain
dc= double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
st/ sts= stitch/ stitches
sc= single crochet
blo= back loop only of the stitch
flo= front loop only of the stitch

Stitch Guide

Invisible Fasten Off: Cut yarn leaving a 3" (8cm) tail. Insert the hook into the blo of the first st in the rnd, yo, and pull the yarn all the way through the loop on the hook, as if to fasten off in the usual way. Insert the hook in both loops of next st, yo with tail end and pull through st. Finally, insert the hook in the flo of last st in rnd, yo, pull yarn down through.

(make 2)

Rnd 1: Wrap the yarn twice around your finger to form a magic loop. Insert hook into loop, yo and pull up a loop, ch 3. Then, make 12 dc into ring. Sl st in first dc to end the rnd. Pull on the tail end of the yarn to tighten the magic loop and close the hole in the center. 

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in the same st, then 2 dc in each of the remaining sts around. Sl st in first dc to end the rnd. 

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in the same st, then dc in each of the remaining sts around. Sl st in first dc to end the rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the same st, then sc in each of the remaining sts around. Invisible Fasten Off.

Weave in all loose ends with a yarn needle.

Now, simply slip the covers on and enjoy listening!


  1. Cool idea ... and so much more 'fashionable' than the foam black :-)


  2. My daughter has the same exact pair of headphones and the foam fell apart too. Thanks to your tutorial I just crocheted her new covers. It was so simple, I may do a few more in different colors so she can change them out according to her mood/outfit! Thank you!

    1. That is great Rebecca! I am glad the pattern was helpful! :-)

  3. There may or may not be one style that will fit all your needs. Whether you prefer snug fitting earbuds, or full size "cans" dog headphone is a matter of personal preference, and there is nothing wrong with owning more than one pair of course.