Easy Peasy Crochet Head Band – Free Pattern for Beginners!

20130203_195749I have had a ball of Patons Fab Big super chunky yarn in my basket for quite a few weeks so have made up a quick and easy pattern for a crochet headband which you can make in next to no time. If you prefer knitting – a speedy pattern for a head warmer is coming soon!

I’m using a 12mm crochet for the headband so if your yarn is not so chunky or your hook is smaller (a row of 7 stitches is approx 10cm wide) just work additional stitches to make your headband fit! Remember to check out my crochet summary chart if you need a reminder of which stitch is which.

Patons Fab Big Wool 12 mm hook

Ok, ready?

Start off by making a foundation chain of 30 stitches. Turn your work. You need to keep your foundation chain really loose and open so your headband will lay flat.

Chain 30

Row 1: Work a UK Treble (US Double) stitch into the 4th chain from your hook.

UK treble into 4th chain

Now work a UK Treble (US Double) stitch into each chain until you get to the end of the row.

First row finished

Turn your work.

Row 2: Chain 3 (this brings your hook to the right height for your new row).

Turn, chain 3

Work 1 UK Treble (US Double) stitch into each loop. If you pass your hook through both loops your crochet will have a flat pattern, if you pass your hook through the back loop only (like the photo below) you will have a ridge effect.

UK Treble into back loops for one look

Second row hooked! I went through both loops for this look.

Row 2 finished

Finish off your crochet by threading the end of your yarn through the last loop. Fold your headband in half and sew up the seam with a ladder stitch. Your headband should look something like this. Easy Peasy!

Hair Band seam joined

To make a crochet flower to adorn your headband: Chain 4, then join your chain with a slip stitch to form a circle.

Slip stitch together

Round 1: Chain 3, then work 9 UK double (US single) crochet stitches into the centre of your ring. Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of your 3 chain to join the round. You should be able to see 10 loops around the outside of your circle which you will work into on your next round.

Chain 3 9 UK double into ring

Round 2: Chain 6, skip 1 UK double (US single) stitch loop then slip stitch into your next UK double (US single) stitch loop to form a petal. Repeat 5 times until you have made 5 petals. Keep one yarn tail long so you can stitch the flower onto your headband.

Simple Crochet Flower

Sew your flower over the seam of your headband and enjoy!

Finished head bandAn excellent headband for those ‘bad hair’ days!20130203_195828

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