crochet headband

Crochet Headband Pattern

I am so excited to share with you this crochet headband.  I came up with the pattern myself and I hope you like it’s versatility as much as I do.  Additionally, I explain how to make little flowers that fit right over the button in the Crochet Flowers Tutorial.

So let’s get started! 

Crochet Headband
Materials You Will Need:

Yarn, Scissors, Crochet Hook, Button (two holes), Yarn Sewing Needle

crochet headband

To be resourceful I usually pick up yarn at garage sales. I am able to pick up rolls for 25 cents that way, and most of the time it is really nice! I am a huge fan of saving money whenever I can. I picked this yarn because it was a little stiffer and wouldn’t stretch as much, causing the headband to reshape after a few minutes of wearing it. It’s also a thinner yarn, and I prefer a more dainty look. When you are picking the yarn for your project keep in mind that the larger the thickness, the thicker your headband will be and the larger the button holes will be (requiring larger button).

This yarn called for a F size crochet hook, so that’s what I used.

The Pattern

Row 1: I started by making a chain (ch) of 60. I knew to do this many because I measured it against my daughter’s head as I went. You can go a little larger if you like, because the entire length of the headband is made up of button holes. If you are using an F hook 60 ch should make a decent sized headband for a 6 month old baby.

crochet headband

Row 2: Once you have your chain you will skip one ch and and make a double crochet into the back of the ch stitch so that the top and bottom of the headband look the same. Repeat until 1 ch is remaining. Single chain in the last ch. Cut the yarn and tie the ends together.

crochet headband

Weave the ends back into your piece and tie them around the center of the third stitch.

crochet headband

Take one end of the yarn and thread it into your button then back down. Tie the end to the other string, and trim the excess. This is where using a button with only two holes comes in handy. It’s hard enough threading the button with yarn, but doing it more than twice and overlapping makes it much more challenging.

crochet headband

Try it on and admire your newly made crochet headband! I love yarn projects, they have that rustic country look that I adore. I hope you love your crochet headband as much as Winnie does!

crochet headband

Winnie Approved



Crochet Flower Tutorial: an adorable addition to this headband!

crochet headband

Please let me know how your crochet headband projects turn out and if you did anything differently!

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  1. Hi. I needed a headband and found this. I took your idea and added to it. I have to tweek it a little, but it is staying on good ­čśü

  2. I feel so bad .Everyone has made this and done so well and I have now tried it many times and had a disaster each time . I have unpicked it every time and can’t see where I am going wrong . I am new to crochet but have made several hats and berets.It isn’t you ; it’s me; I am just hopeless.

  3. I love this! So cute and easy enough for a new crocheter. I’m so excited to make one for my new daughter and maybe a matching one for me! Thank you so much for the fun ideas!

  4. Super cute! Made this to fit my sister’s small dog! Will make 1 for myself now! Thank you

  5. Had to finally add a note here. I am a jewelry maker and Pinterest addict. This is my absolute TOP re-pin on all my boards. I think people love it because it’s cute and simple. Anyway, had to let you know.

  6. Hi. I’m new at crochet. Would love to copy this pattern with your permission. I’m still at the beginner stage. And now people know that I am learning and guess what? They want something made. So I figured this will work with different colors. This project is cute. I’m sure they’ll enjoy these. Thank you.Pam.

  7. Just went to put my yarn away and found a spool of ribbon that I was able to weave through. So pretty.

  8. Just crocheted the band. Have to go through my button box for a button. Keeping this for myself. lol I do make quilts and walker bags for children in the cancer center of a hospital. Maybe some little ones can use these. Thank you so much for your tutorial. Always looking for new and different.

  9. Try using a needle threader to thread yarn through button holes! Works great!

    1. Author

      Oh, very good! I didn’t even think of that, but I should have! Thanks Penny!

  10. Too cute – I want to make one for me. And this is easy enough to match my limited crochet abilities.

    1. Author

      You should! It’s simple enough to where it doesn’t look babyish. I love it!

  11. Thank you for posting these wonderful ideas. I came across this darling headband through All Free Crochet at the perfect time. We just welcomed our 15 grandchild and I needed something “fresh” for her. I made a couple of different colors, and the parents wanted more. They had never seen anything so “original”. Of course, I explained it wasn’t mine. Thank you again.

    1. Author

      Thank You Davye! I love this pattern and I’m so glad you all love it too. 15 grandchildren!!! What a blessing it must be to have so many grandchildren! Congratulations Davye!

  12. Just finished your headband, so cute and easy!! Used a white yarn for the body of the band and went around the outside edges with sparkly white eyelash yarn. Did the flower in white and pink. You could make multiple flowers using different colors to be worn with other outfits! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern

  13. This is adorable and cant wait to try!

  14. I love this. it’s so cute and thanks for sharing. I can’t read all of the pattern tho because the ads are right on top of the words. These are the kind of ads you can not click to remove. Is there something I can do to be able to read the whole pattern? Thanks so much, Sandra.

    1. Author

      Thank you Sandra & Anne for your comments. Apparently my site was having complications being viewed on Internet Explorer browser and without you giving me a heads up I would have never known. I have resolved that now and I hope you are able to read the pattern now. Thank You!

  15. want to try this pattern but can’t see the complete pattern due to ads covering some of the instructions????

  16. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to make this for my 3 week old granddaughter. All the ones we buy are too big for her head. My daughter has daughters with small heads. This will be great. I may try to adjust it a little and make it wider to use in the winter for my 6 year old granddaughter. It will be great for her in the snow to cover her ears. My younger granddaughters live in Las Vegas, NV and are too young for a wider band.

    1. Author

      Congratulations on your new granddaughter! I love how easy it is to make it “just the right size”. If the headband stretches out, or if their head is too small you can just button it in a different loop to make it tighter (it’s made with button holes). If you make it too big, it’s ok because you can adjust it as they grow. I’ve made a bunch of these for my daughter and I get compliments all the time!

  17. Gostei…Vou fazer para minhas netas.
    Vou postar em breve.

  18. Thanks so much for sharing, I think it’s very cute!
    I’ve already made one my own (I will post it soon on my blog)!

  19. What a great gift idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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