Crochet Seed Stitch Baby Headband {free crochet pattern}

Crochet Seed Stitch Baby Girl Headband

After making the adorable Seed Stitch Purse, I really wanted to try the seed stitch again to make a headband. I love this stitch because it creates nice texture and has a wavy look to it. This is such an adorable headband, and my favorite one so far. I tried it on Grayson and I giggled, which made him giggle, of course, because it was beyond precious on him. I considered showing pictures of him with it on, but that might come back to bite me in the butt one day when he finds out I’ve been blasting pictures of him in girly things on the internet.

Here’s the PDF for nice, neat printing.

Crochet Seed Stitch Baby Girl Headband - Sizing

It works up very quickly, and can be adjusted to any size. This particular one is long enough to fit a 6 months to 2 years (17 inches long), but I sewed buttons onto it so it can also fit a newborn, and 3-6 month old baby, so it’s quite functional.

Headband MeasurementsΒ 
Newborn 13″
3-6 months 14″
6-12 months 16″
12 months-tween 17.5″
Adult 18″Β 

Crochet Seed Stitch Baby Headband

Written by Sara McFall of My Merry Messy Life

Materials used:

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight, I used Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn
  • Hook: I, 5.5 mm
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails
  • 3 buttons


  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • SC = single crochet
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch
  • SP = space

(starting with white yarn)
CH 46 (or make it longer or shorter, as long as the number of chains is divisible by two)
In the 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC and 1 DC in the same ST
Skip 1 CH
*Work 1 SC and 1 DC in the next CH
Skip 1 CH*
Repeat from * until you reach the end.
Fasten off.

Crochet Seed Stitch Headband Tutorial

(using another color)
Attach new color to the opposite end from the SL ST (where you started) and on the back side. The front side puckers out a bit, so we want to work on the back side so the new color will pucker on the same side as the white.

Crochet Seed Stitch Headband Close Up and Tutorial

CH 2
*Skip the next sp
SC, DC in next space*
Repeat all the way down
Work 3 sc on the end
Turn work and repeat * above all the way down, working 3 sc on that end . Join with a SL ST to the beginning CH 1 and fasten off.

Crochet Seed Stitch Headband Button Hole Close Up

I found the flower pattern on Lion Brand. It’s an Irish Rose, however, I did not do the third layer because it makes the flower huge and I thought would be too big for a baby’s head.

Sew the rose onto your headband, using the same color as the middle color (white in this case), and then it will be an invisible join!

Measure out where you want your buttons, and sew them on using the same color thread as the middle color (white).

Ta-da! Et voila! C’est fini!

Crochet Seed Stitch Baby and Girl Headband Tutorial

Merry Crocheting!

About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. Alll these almost make me wish I had a little one to make them for..-

  2. There are very many colors that you can choose from right from red, pink, yellow, green and any color that you can imagine.

  3. Anonymous says:

    LOVE IT !!! I am a first time crocheter, but this came out beautifully. I enjoyed this so much, I made up a bunch and will donate them to the hospitals for children..

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Great pattern and I appreciate the pdf version. So easy to print!! I crochet/sew for an organization that makes clothes, blankets, etc. for newborns who have a need for everything. These will be so cute as something a little special for moms to have for their babies.

  6. Please make these printer friendly. I have tried 3 times and wasted 5 pages of paper and still don’t have the complete pattern. Forget this – I’ll look somewhere else for a pattern. I don’t know why you can’t just make a printer friendly version and a button on the website to push to print.

  7. this headband would go perfectly with the baby dress i’m crocheting for my new grandniece, coming out in march 2013! thanks πŸ™‚

  8. This is adorable. I love that this one headband can be adjusted to fit more than one size. The colors are perfect. It’s so nice of you to share this pattern with everyone. I will be making one of these this week!

  9. Thanks. I am a long distance from all of our soon to be 7 grandchildren – all under age 6. We are also on a limited budget. The best I can do is make small gifts and send them. You helped πŸ˜‰

  10. Hi
    The pattern is so nice and easy.
    Do we have the permission to sell what we make form patteren
    Thank you

  11. I like your pattern much. I am going to do it as my next project. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thank you for posting this! It was perfect for my needs :-))

  13. thank you so much for this very cute headband!!!

  14. I looked for the Irish rose pattern but could not find it. It wasn’t in the lion brand website. Could you please give me the pattern. Thanks in advance. Patty.

  15. Becky Arciniega says:

    Thank you I got to make a headband without going through the hassle of giving out so much information. It is so generous of you. I make these cute things for homeless or for little children from broken homes, or if I hear that a group from our church is going on a mission trip, I like to send something. And these headbands and beanies don’t take any baggage room. Thanks again and God Bless you for sharing with us.

  16. You should post the pic of your boy. Let him know from early on that it’s no big deal if a boy wears pink. πŸ™‚

  17. I love this pattern! The only thing is when you make it adjustable as shown the sizes are slightly off because of the extra band underneath when its buttoned to the smaller sizes.

  18. I am curious, once you complete the white, how do you attach the new color? I am only a beginner, and I’ve just figured out how to work in a new color into your stitch, but not once it’s fastened off… I would greatly appreciate the guidance! Thank you!

    • Hi Rani! Okay, to start a new color, you insert your hook into the top of the previous row, at the top of that first double crochet. It can be tricky to get your hook in there sometimes, depending on how tight the knot is. You work a slip stitch to get the yarn attached, then follow the pattern.

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