Monday, May 11, 2009

My Headband Pattern

I improvised this design over the weekend and thought I'd share it. I think it turned out really cute! My pictures don't do it justice. This should fit most head sizes, but measure the base chain around your head to make sure.

Use a G hook, 4.0 or 4.25 (both would work), gauge is not important for this project. I just used acrylic worsted weight yarn.

Row 1: Chain 81

Row 2: SC in second CH from hook and in the next 19 CH stitches. (Should be 20 SC total) CH 40. Skip 40 chain stitches on the base chain and SC in the next 20 stitches. This should bring you to the end of the base chain. CH 1 and turn.

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2. You should now have 5 straps. At the end of row 5, Chain 4 and single crochet in the first stitch of row 1 creating a button hole at one end of the headband. (May need more or less CH depending on the size of your button.)


Sew a button on the other end of the headband. The headband is cute as is with just the straps, or you can make a flower to add on it. The flower gets sewn on either side where the SC & CH stitches meet. The flower will sit on the side of your head and the button closure will sit at the base of your neck.

OR to make it really versatile, stitch the flower (or bow) onto a snappy hair clip! That way it can be worn with or without the flower.


You can use any flower you like. Personally, I like the button-flower from creativeyarn's flower necklace

Hope you like it! I'd love to see how yours turn out too!


  1. Ashley,
    This is totally rad that you can create your own patterns... I made HUGE Granny Square style blanket last year... It's made out of 4 3'x3' squares.;... Nobody ever told me that you were supposed to stop at like a foot and connect them all... Oh well... It's wonderful for movie nights and it matches our decor. The head bands are totally adorable!
    Keep up the good work!


  2. I like it. It's been long since I wore a headband but this one makes me want to wear one again!