Crocheted headbands are one of the easiest things to make and use very little yarn. They can quickly be made into the perfect gifts appropriate for any age or gender. Whether seeking something to cover your ears in the winter, to use as a sweatband in the summer or just to give that special outfit a little swag, once you learn how to crochet a headband it will unlock your inner creativity giving you a huge variety of options.

Here are some of the easiest yet gorgeous patterns to get you started. From here, just let your imagination run wild.

Project No. 1 – Puffy Crochet Headband

blue crochet headband

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This pattern is super easy and will explain how to crochet a headband in about 20 minutes. When completed, the finished product will be 19″ in circumference and 4″tall.

What You Need

  • 9mm crochet hook;
  • Less than a skein of super bulky yarn;
  • Large yarn needle;
  • Scissors.

Directions

Base Row

1. Chain 36.
2. Join the two ends with a single crochet stitch to form a circle. Make sure it doesn’t twist.

Row 1

1. Chain 1 and turn.
2. In the second chain from the hook do 2 half-double crochets.
3. Skip the next 2 chains then do a single crochet.
4. Half-double crochet in the next stitch (here’s a video just in case you don’t know how to half-double crochet)
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 around the loop.
6. Slip stitch to the top of the first half-double crochet in the round.

Row 2

1. Chain 1 and turn.
2. In the first stitch do 2 half-double crochets.
3. Skip the next 2 stitches.
4. In the next stitch make a single crochet.
5. Half-double crochet twice.
6. Repeat from step 3 around the loop.
7. Join with the slip stitch to the top of the first half-double crochet.

Rows 3-6

1. Repeat Row 2 to finish the pattern.

Finish

Fasten off the ends by cutting the yarn, tying a knot then weaving all yarn ends into the headband securely with a yarn needle.

Project No. 2 – The Beginners Headband

simple beige headband

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It’s easy to learn how to crochet a headband with a little understated elegance. Using yarn of any color and type, this pattern is simplistic enough regardless of your skill level. This is one you must try.

What You Need

  • Any type and color of yarn. How much you need will depend on the size;
  • A hook large enough to allow you to crochet loosely and based on the yarn size;
  • Yarn needle for finishing;
  • Scissors.

Directions

Base Row

1. Chain to make the desired length but make sure everything is in multiples of 5. It should be long enough to wrap around the head of the wearer a little snugly.
2. Slip stitch the last link to the first one in order to make a loop.

Row 1

1. Chain 2 and turn. It will count as 1 half-double crochet.
2. Make 1 half-double crochet in each of the next 2 chains.
3. Chain 2. Skip 2, chain 1
4. Half-double crochet in each of the next 3 chains.
5. Chain 1
6. Continue around the loop repeating the pattern.
7. Slip stitch to join the last stitch to the first stitch in the loop.

Rows 2

1. Chain 2 and turn. It will count as 1 half-double crochet.
2. 1 half-double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches.
3. Chain 2.
4. Skip 2 chains.
5. 1 half-double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches.
6. Chain 2.
7. Repeat the pattern until you get to the end.
8. Slip stitch with the first stitch in the row to join.

Finish

1. Repeat the Row 2 pattern until you get it as wide as you want.
2. Join it in such a way that the stitches are invisible.

Cinch Band for the Front

Row 1

1. Chain to the desired length so it will cinch the front tightly.
2. Chain 2. It will count as 1 half-double crochet.
3. 1 half-double crochet in each chain.

Rows 2-3

1. Chain 2 and turn. It will count as 1 half-double crochet.
2. 1 half-double crochet in each stitch.
3. Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.

Finish

1. Wrap the piece around the headband.
2. Use the yarn needle to stitch the ends together on the back side.

Project 3 – A Chic and Breezy Headband

beige crochet headband

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For that little princess in your life, you can quickly learn how to crochet a headband that will be a perfect fit. It requires only a single crochet stitch and is a perfect starter pattern for the most novice crochet fan.

What You Need

  • Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4mm
  • Medium weight or worsted yarn that will make 16 to 20 stitches per 4″.
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Directions

Base Row

1. Chain 11.

Row 1

1. Single crochet across the row. There should be 10 stitches.

Rows 2

1. Repeat Row 1 until the piece is 17″ if making it for an adult and 16″ if making it for a child. You can use your own head for a measure. Additionally, the length will depend on the elasticity of the yarn.
2. Add an additional 4″. This will serve as the portion that will be tied up.

Decrease the next few rows

1. Single crochet 2 stitches together.
2. Single crochet across until you reach the last 2 stitches.
3. Single crochet the last two stitches together.
4. Chain 1 and turn.
5. Single crochet all the way across and turn.
6. Repeat these two rows with 1 row decreased and 1 row normal until you only have 1 stitch left.

Ties

1. Tie off, cut the yarn and weave the end into the stitches. This will give you one tapered end that will be tied off on the top of the head.
2. Attach the yarn to the first stitch on row 1.
3. Follow the same “Decrease the Next few Rows” and Step 1 on the other side so you end up with a triangle on each end.
4. Single crochet around the entire outer edge of the headband.
5. Tie off the yarn, cut and weave the loose end into the stitches.

Finish

1. Lay the piece flat and fold it so the tapered ends are side-by-side.
2. Use your tapestry needle and a length of yarn to work the yarn in and out across both pieces where the triangles are attached to the headband.
3. Pull the string tight and tie a knot.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 to make certain it is secure.
5. Take the triangular ends and tie in a knot.

Project 4 – Braided Headband

Blue crochet headband

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If you want to learn how to crochet a headband, this one is super easy for even the most novice crochet devotee. It’s perfect for beginners and will appear as though it was made by an expert.

What You Need

  • Light worsted or bulky weight yarn
  • 1 crochet hook size 5.5mm (I)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Directions

Base Row

1. Chain stitch to a length of 70″.

Row 1

1. Single crochet beginning with the second chain from the hook across the entire row.

Row 2 – 6

1. Chain 1, turn and single crochet to the end of the row.
2. Fasten off and weave the end into the stitches.
3. Make two more strips exactly the same way.

Putting it Together

1. Lay the 3 strips side-by-side.
2. Stitch the ends together on one side.
3. Braid the length of the strips together making sure not to twist them.
4. At the end stitch all three ends together.
5. Stitch the two ends together to form a loop.

Project 5 – Lattice Headband

green lattice crochet headband

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This headband is super easy to personalize and looks chic and sassy. It can also be fastened any of three ways. If you’re trying to learn how to crochet a headband, this is the perfect pattern for the beginner to experienced beginner.

What You Need

  • G/6 or 4mm crochet hook
  • Medium weight or worsted weight yarn for a gauge of 16-20 stitches per 4″
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Directions

Base Row

1. Chain 63.

Row 1

1. Turn and slip stitch in the second chain from the hook.
2. Slip stitch in the next 4 stitches.
3. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
4. Half-double crochet in the next 5 stitches.
5. Chain 5.
6. Skip the next 3 stitches.
7. Half-double crochet in the next stitch.
8. Repeat Steps 5-7 seven more times.
9. Half-double crochet in the next 5 stitches.
10. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
11. Slip stitch in the last 5 stitches.
12. Chain 2 and turn.

Row 2

1. Slip stitch in the next 5 stitches.
2. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
3. Half-double crochet in the next 5 stitches.
4. Chain 5.
5. Single crochet in the next chain 3 space.
6. Repeat Steps 4-5 seven more times.
7. Chain 5.
8. Half-double crochet in the next 5 stitches on the back of the beginning chain.
9. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
10. Slip stitch in the next 5 stitches.

Row 3

1. Chain 2 and turn.
2. Slip stitch in the next 5 stitches.
3. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
4. Half-double crochet in the next 5 stitches.
5. Chain 5.
6. Single crochet in the chain 5 space.
7. Repeat Steps 5-6 seven more times.
8. Chain 5.
9. Half-double crochet in the next 5 stitches.
10. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
11. Slip stitch in the last 5 stitches.

Row 4

1. Chain 3 and turn.
2. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
3. Half-double crochet in the next 4 stitches.
4. Double crochet in the next 6 stitches.
5. Chain 3.
6. Single crochet in the next chain 5 space.
7. Repeat Steps 5-6 eight more times.
8. Chain 3.
9. Double crochet in the next 6 stitches.
10. Half-double crochet in the next 4 stitches.
11. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
12. Slip stitch in the next 2 chain spaces from the beginning of Row 3.

Row 5

1. Chain 2 and turn.
2. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.
3. Half-double crochet in the next 4 stitches.
4. Double crochet in the next 6 stitches.
5. Chain 3.
6. Single crochet in the next chain 5 space.
7. Repeat Steps 5-6 eight more times.
8. Chain 3.
9. Double crochet in the next 6 stitches.
10. Half-double crochet in the next 4 chains.
11. Single crochet in the next 5 stitches.

Row 6

1. Chain 1 and turn.
2. Single crochet in the next 15 stitches.
3. Single crochet 3 in the next chain 3 space.
4. Single crochet in the next single crochet.
5. Repeat 3-4 eight more times.
6. Single crochet 3 in the next chain 3 space.
7. Single crochet in the next 15 stitches.

Row 7

1. Single crochet in the chain 2 spaces from the beginning of Row 5 and turn.
2. Single crochet in the next 15 stitches.
3. Single crochet 3 in the next chain 3 space.
4. Single crochet in the next single crochet.
5. Repeat Steps 3-4 eight more times.
6. Single crochet 3 times in the next chain 3 space.
7. Single crochet in the next 15 stitches.
8. Single crochet in the chain spaces on the ends of the rows.

Row 8 – To Make Ties

1. Single crochet in the next 69 stitches.
2. Chain 46.
3. Slip stitch in the second chain from the hook.
4. Single crochet in the next 44 chains.
5. Slip stitch at the base of the chain.
6. Single crochet in the next 44 chains.
7. Slip stitch in the base of the chain.
8. Fasten off and weave the ends into the stitching.

Row 9 – Alternate Fastener 1

1. After completing Row 8, single crochet the whole piece but do not fasten off.
2. Single crochet around an elastic ponytail holder without stretching it out.
3. Chain 8.
4. Single crochet in the next single crochet to form a loop.
5. Chain 8.
6. Continue the single crochet, chain 8 pattern to the last single crochet.
7. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
8. Sew the side of the holder to each end of the headband forming a loop.

Row 9 – Alternate Fastener 2

1. After completing Row 8, single crochet around the whole piece but do not fasten off.
2. Chain 24 (21 if it’s for a child).
3. Slip stitch in the remaining chain stitches.
4. Slip stitch at the base of the chain.
5. Fasten off and weave the end into the stitching.
6. Sew a button on opposite ends of the headband.
7. Fasten the buttons to the strip just made. It will hold the ends of the headband in place.

Summing Up

For many women that wake up with hair that’s less than perfect, having a headband that tames it as well as accentuates its beauty and the outfit selected for that day has never been easier. Headbands are again right on trend and there’s never been a better time to use your creative skills to enhance your hair accessories.

If you have a special headband that you’ve made and fallen in love with, we encourage you to share your own tips on how to crochet a headband!