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 can be crocheted to fit almost everyone from preschoolers to adults, and would be a perfect, quick afternoon crochet project to make for Birthdays, or Mother’s Day gifts (yes, it’s coming up in just 3 weeks!). If you wanted to make a set, you can find the matching Sugar Maple Boot Cuffs pattern, over here.
This headband pattern kicks off the April Flowers event, fun crochet-a-long featuring feminine crochet patterns from me, and Katie of Salty Pearl Crochet that are quick and easy to make (Check out Katie’s first headband in the series, the Lazy Suzette Headband, over here). By the end you will have 6 headbands and 6 flowers or appliques that you’ll be able mix and match to create looks that are as individual as you, or the dear ones you are crafting for.
So what happened here? My image is decidedly NOT Spring-like you may notice. Sharp eyes. 😉 The snow had been melting at record speed at my house for a couple of weeks prior to getting this shot, and I was looking forward to some images with greenery–until I woke up on the morning of this shoot and it was snowing. Yeah… I got my greenery in the form of some evergreen branches at the bottom of the shot. Rest-assured that this headband works for spring (or winter) weather, and adding a flower will really dress it up (flowery goodness coming soon!). If you have questions or want to share pictures of your work, please head over to my Facebook group! It’s filled with fun, friendly ladies that are happy to assist and answer your questions. I’ll be checking in frequently as well!
5mm (H) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
50-75 yards of Lion Brand Heartland in “Grand Canyon”
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half-double crochet
dc = double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together (decrease)
YO = yarn over
-Small Puff stitch: 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. 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”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop. When working in rows, this “3rd loop” will be facing you!
8 sc or hdc in 2″
Headband measures 3 1/4″ wide with edging added.
See Pattern repeat section for length suggestions.
-The way this headband is written makes it work for all head sizes from preschooler to adult!
-ch 1 does not count as a stitch
Sugar Maple Crochet Headband (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 stitch across, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 9: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in final stitch, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 10: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 11: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in final stitch, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 12: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 13: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in final stitch, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 14: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn (11)
Row 15: small puff stitch in next stitch, *ch 1, skip stitch, small puff stitch in next stitch* repeat * to * 4 times, dc in final stitch of row, ch 1 turn (11)
Row 16: sc in each stitch across. Place final sc of row in the top of ch 3, ch 3, turn (11)
Row 17: small puff stitch in next stitch, *ch 1, skip stitch, small puff stitch in next stitch* repeat * to * 4 times, dc in final stitch of row, ch 1 turn (11)
Row 18: sc in each stitch across. Place final sc of row in the top of ch 3, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 19: hdc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 20: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each stitch 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 stitches, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 2: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next 5 stitches, sc2tog, ch 1 turn (7)
Row 4: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 3 stitches, sc2tog, ch 1 turn (5)
Rows 6-13:sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 14: sc, ch 3, skip 3 stitches, sc in final stitch of row, ch 1, turn (5)
Rows 15-17: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 18: sc2tog, sc in next stitch, sc2tog (3)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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. Make sure you are on the right side of the headband!
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Sew button to the end of your headband.
Weave in all ends.
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