With its subtle shaping and super simple texture, this crochet headband is your perfect project. Wear it with the button in front for a turban twist, or keep the button in the back for more a traditional look. Really, there's no wrong way to wear it.
Shop the Kit
9 sts = 4 in; 5 rows = 3.5 in
18 in (20 in; 22 in; 24 in)
- BLO - Back loop only
- Ch(s) - Chain(s)
- FLO - Front loop only
- Hdc - Half double crochet
- RS - Right side
- Sc - Single crochet
- St(s) - stitch(es)
This pattern is worked in rows, then seamed together to join. For the best fit, measure around your forehead, and follow the closest size.
Make Your Starting Chain
Make a slip knot, then chain the number of stitches called for in the pattern (the number of chain stitches needed will depend on the size you’re making). Keep your starting chain relaxed and slightly loose, so that it’s easy to work into.
Before you start Row 1, do a quick recount of your chain stitches — trust us, recounting is way faster than starting over!
Work Row 1
Place a removable stitch marker on the loop on your hook before you start working the row. Then work the stitches in Row 1 of your pattern, placing each stitch into the back bump of your foundation chain.
Work Row 2
Chain 1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch), and place your removable stitch marker on the loop on your hook. Follow the pattern instructions for Row 2, working your stitches in the front loop only of the stitches in the row below. When you end the row, you should be working your final stitch into the marked stitch from Row 1.
If you’re just learning how to crochet, stop and count your stitches at the end of each row to make sure you didn’t miss (or add!) any. This will help you catch mistakes quickly.
Work Row 3
Chain 1 (this does not count as a stitch). Remove the stitch marker from Row 1 and place it around the loop on your hook to mark the first stitch of this row. Follow the pattern instructions for Row 3, working into the back loop only of the stitches in the row below.
Work the Final Rows
Good news! The final two rows are exactly the same as the rows you’ve already worked: Row 4 is a repeat of Row 2, and Row 5 is a repeat of Row 3. Mark your first stitch on each row with a stitch marker to help keep track of your stitches. When you finish the final 2 rows, remove any leftover stitch markers. Cut your yarn and finish off your last stitch.
Seam Your Headband
Using your crochet hook, whip stitch the edges of the headband together. Knot your ends along that seam, cinching the seam even more tightly as you do. Secure the ends with a few more knots. If you’re not planning to add a button, go ahead and trim your ends. If you do want to add a button, leave your ends for now.
Because this yarn is so bulky, and the fabric of your headband is somewhat open and elastic, you’re better off knotting your ends instead of weaving them in.
Add the Button
Thread your yarn through the holes in your button, and wrap the excess yarn around your seam. Tie off your ends and trim them.
Make sure your button has holes large enough to accommodate your yarn!
Adapted from Startup Library: Crochet