Free Crochet Headband Pattern

free crochet headband patternThis free crochet headband pattern is perfect for those days when your hair is misbehaving and needs to be kept perfectly in place. It is worked in basic stitches with a little bit of increasing for the section that runs across the top of the head, giving you a great base to add embellishments.

For this free crochet headband pattern you will need 

  • 50g (1 3/4oz) ball of 4ply (fineweight) or DK (light-weight) cotton-based yarn
  • 3mm (D3) crochet hook

Working the crochet band

With 3mm (D3) hook and yarn colour of your choice, make 8 chain (ch) plus 1 turning ch.

Row 1 Miss 1st ch, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, * yarn round hook (yrh) and draw through (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through both loops on hook (1 loop on hook) – 1 double crochet (dc) has been worked. Insert hook into next ch and repeat from * to end of ch working 1 dc into each chain as described above, turn. (8 sts)

Row 2 1 ch, miss 1 ch, work 1 dc as given above inserting hook under both loops; work 1 dc into each stitch to end, turn.

Repeat row 2 a further 64 times.

Increase on the next row as follows:

Row 67 1 ch, 1 dc into 1st st, 2 dc into next st (increase has been worked), 1 dc into each st until 2 sts remain, 2 dc into next st, 1 dc into last st, turn. (10 sts)

Work 3 rows as given for row 2.

Row 71 As row 67. (12 sts)

Work 3 rows as given for row 2.

Row 75 As row 67. (14 sts)

Work 49 rows as given for row 2.

Decrease on the next row as follows:

Row 125 1 ch, 1 dc into 1st st, miss next st, 1 dc into each st until 2 sts remain, miss next st, 1 dc into last st. (12 sts)

Work 3 rows as given for row 2.

Row 129 As row 125. (10 sts)

Work 3 rows as given for row 2.

Row 133 As row 125. (8 sts)

Work a further 66 rows as given for row 2. Break off yarn and pull through loop to secure.

Finishing off

Sew in loose ends of yarn on the wrong side of the headband. Decorate with the embellishments of your choosing. To keep your decoration detachable and ring the changes day by day, use a safety pin to secure embellishments to the band.

free crochet headband pattern

This pattern was excerpted from Heads Up by Carol Meldrum

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Ame Verso is the daughter of legendary cross stitch designer Jo Verso and has been cross stitching since the age of 10. She also sews and crochets and is the face of the SewandSo YouTube channel.

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