This simple, and rustic crochet headband has endless possibilities! It features a stylish button closure in the back, and can be worn plain, or you can crochet a pretty flower to dress it up! It is such an easy pattern and can be crocheted to fit almost everyone from preschoolers to adults. This headband is a quick, easy afternoon crochet project to make for a Christmas, or Birthday gift. Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
If you wanted to make a set, you can find the matching Sugar Maple Boot Cuffs pattern, over here.
This simple crochet headband works well for winter weather, but adding a flower will really dress it up and take this head-wrap on into spring.
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ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half-double crochet
dc = double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
YO = yarn over
-Small Puff: YO, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, YO, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop 2 more times. YO and pull through all 7 loops.
-Working in the 3rd Loop of hdc – Instructions: Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back and you should see another “V” made by the “yarn over”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”. This is called the 3rd loop. When you are working in rows, this 3rd loop will be facing you after you turn! Here is a video that explains where this is if you get stuck.
8 sc or hdc in 2″
Headband measures 3 1/4″ wide with edging added.
See pattern repeat section for length suggestions for preschooler, child, and teen/adult sizes.
-The way this headband is written makes it work for all head sizes from preschooler to adult!
-ch 1 at end of row does not count as a stitch
Sugar Maple Crochet Headband with Button (US Terms):
Row 1: ch 6, sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Rows 2-8: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 9: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in final st, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 10: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 11: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in final st, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 12: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 13: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in final st, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 14: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn. (11)
Row 15: small puff in next st, [ch 1, sk st, small puff in next st] 4 times, dc in final st of row, ch 1 turn. (11)
Row 16: sc in each st across, final sc of row is worked in top of ch-3 from prev row, ch 3, turn. (11)
Row 17: small puff in next st, [ch 1, sk st, small puff in next st] 4 times, dc in final st of row, ch 1 turn. (11)
Row 18: sc in each st across, final sc of row is worked in top of ch-3 from prev row, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 19: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 20: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st across, ch 3, turn. (11)
Repeat rows 15 to 20 (referred to as a pattern repeat) until your headband is about 5-6 inches shorter than the head circumference of the person you’re making it for.
Note: My headband was a little bit loose since I don’t like tight things around my head. If you want your headband to have a more snug fit, you may want to do fewer pattern repeats.
In my headband each pattern repeat was 2 1/4″ long. This translates roughly to:
- 3 pattern repeats to make a preschooler headband, 17 1/4″ long.
- 4 pattern repeats to make a child’s headband, 19 1/2″ long.
- 5 pattern repeats to make a teen/adult’s headband, 21 3/4″ long.
Repeat rows 15 to 17 one more time, then continue with the ending.
Row 1: sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 2: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, ch 1 turn. (5)
Rows 6-13:sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 14: sc, ch 3, sk 3 stitches, sc in final st of row, ch 1, turn. (5)
Rows 15-17: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 18: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog. (3)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Working on right side of headband, attach yarn to edge of headband and sc evenly around. Note: to get the best results put 1 sc in each sc, or hdc, and 2 sc in each dc stitch.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Sew button to the end of your headband.
Weave in all ends.
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