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Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Headband – Free crochet pattern for all sizes

A free crochet pattern for a cluster v-stitch headband, rosette and leaf.
Free Crochet Patterns for a Cluster V-Stitch Headband and Rosette

This is my new favorite headband, and this time, it’s for ME! Just in time for Mother’s Day. I wore it today as I taught yoga and it kept the hairs out of my face. It’s very similar to the V-Stitch Headband I just wrote about, but is a thicker V, which I like better. The Cluster V-Stitch is a satisfying stitch to work with because it’s an interesting pattern, but easy to do. This was the very first stitch I learned after learning how to double crochet, and made a whole baby blanket for my little Grayson from it. Art of Crochet by Teresa has a great video from which you can learn as well, but I also have a photo tutorial below.

The pattern for the rosette can be found here.

It’s quick and easy to work up, and can be made for any size head by adjusting how many rows you work.

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Headband Free Pattern with Rosette
Here are some approximate headband measurements:
  • Newborn 13″
  • 3-6 months 14″
  • 6-12 months 16″
  • 12 months-tween 17.5″
  • Adult 18″

Free Crochet Pattern for a Cluster V-Stitch Headband

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Headband

By Sara McFall of My Merry Messy Life

Abbreviations

DC = double crochet
CH = chain

YO = yarn over

Materials

Hook: J (6.00 mm)
Yarn: Worsted weight – I used Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn

Pattern

Row 1

  • CH 6
  • In the 4th CH from the hook, work a V-Stitch (see tutorial below for pictures).
    • *YO, insert hook into the chain, and pull up a loop.
    • YO, pull through first two loops on the hook. There are two loops that remain.
    • YO, insert hook back into the same chain, and pull up a loop. There are now four loops on the hook.
    • YO, pull through first 2 loops on the hook. There are three loops that remain.
    • YO, pull through last 3 loops on the hook.*
    • CH 1
    • Repeat from * above working the 2nd half of the Cluster-V stitch into the same space as the first half
  • **In the last CH, work a DC

Row 2

 

 

  • CH 3
  • Work A V-Stitch in the ch 1 space below
    • YO, insert hook into the chain, and pull up a loop.
    • YO, pull through first two loops on the hook. There are two loops that remain.
    • YO, insert hook back into the same chain, and pull up a loop. There are now four loops on the hook.
    • YO, pull through first 2 loops on the hook. There are three loops that remain.
    • YO, pull through last 3 loops on the hook.*
    • CH 1
    • Repeat from * above working the 2nd half of the Cluster-V stitch into the same space as the first half
  • In the last CH, work a DC

Repeat Row 2 for the remainder of the headband until you have the length desired, and sew the ends together with a tapestry needle, or sew a button onto the end to close.

The rosette is super duper easy to make – see the pattern here.

Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial 

Step #1: After you’ve already started your first cluster v-stitch, continue working by chaining 3.

Step #2: YO, insert hook into the chain 1 space (or just chain if you’re just starting the headband), and pull up a loop.

Step #3: YO, pull through first two loops on the hook. There are two loops that remain.

Step #4: YO, insert hook back into the same chain, and pull up a loop. There are now four loops on the hook.

Step #5: YO and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook (3 loops remain)

Step #6: YO and pull through the last 3 loops on the hook. Half of the Cluster-V stitch is done!

Step #7 – CH 1 and repeat steps 1 to 6

To make the flower leaf: chain 6

In the second chain from the hook, work 1 single crochet, Then work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, and 1 DC in each of the next two stitches. Fasten off and you’re done!

Merry Crocheting!

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Crochet Caterpillar Toddler Boy Sun Hat {free crochet pattern}

Crochet Caterpillar Sun Hat for Boys - Free Pattern

I’ve been having lots of fun designing hats for my boys. Girl hats are everywhere, with a myriad of patterns for butterflies and flowers, so I’ve enjoyed creating stuff that boys would love. And Gabriel loves this hat! When he’s outside playing in the dirt and sand, he often comes to me with a little worm in his hand and talks to me all about it.

For more boy sun hats, see my posts on the Cape Cod Crab Hat, Gone Fishin’ Goldfish Hat and the Ocean Star Hat.

If you need help working in the round, see my tutorial here.

Double Crochet Toddler Sun Hat

Materials

  • Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted, Medium, 4 (I used [amazon_link id=”B0001DUD9O” target=”_blank” ]Red Heart Super Saver[/amazon_link], but cotton yarn would work really well for the summer)
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails
  • Scissors to cut the tails

 

Abbreviations

  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch
  • SL ST = slip stitch

 

Crown of Hat

(To join each round, work a SL ST in the top of the CH 2, where the first double crochet starts. In other words, not in the double crochet space).

CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a ring

Round 1: CH 2 (counts as first DC). Work 11 DC in ring (12 DC total). Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

Round 2 (increasing round): CH 2 (counts as first DC). Work a DC in the same stitch. Then work 2 DC in each DC space around (24 DC total).  Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

Round 3: CH 2. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (24 DC total)

Round 4: (increasing round) CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next space. Work 2 DC in the next space.*  (so you’re increasing every 1 stitch) Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (36 DC total).

Round 5 (increasing round): CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. *Work 1 DC in each of the next two spaces, then work 2 DC in the next space* (so you’re increasing every 2 stitches) Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (48 DC total).

Round 6: (change colors where desired): CH 2. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (48 DC total).

Crochet Sun Hat for Boys with Caterpillar Applique - Free Pattern

Side of Hat

Rounds 7-15: CH 2 Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around (48 DC total). Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (48 DC total). I changed colors to blue and orange at rounds 14 & 15.

Brim

(this brim is designed to not be ruffly, but rather to stick straight out)

Round 1: CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches. *Work 2 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

Round 2: CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches. *Work 2 DCs in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

Round 3: CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches. *Work 2 DCs in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

I tried working another round, but it made the brim ruffly, like a girls’ hat, so I unraveled it. If your yarn is stiff, it might work just fine to add another round, where you work an increasing stitch (2 DC) every 1 stitch.

Merry Crocheting!
For the caterpillar applique, click here.

This bugger of a hat is linking up at these parties.

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Crochet Seed Stitch Baby Headband {free crochet pattern}

Crochet Seed Stitch Baby Girl Headband Free Pattern
A free crochet pattern for an adorable baby girl headband! Easy enough for a beginner and uses the seed stitch.
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 Measurements 
Newborn 13″
3-6 months 14″
6-12 months 16″
12 months-tween 17.5″
Adult 18″ 

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

Abbreviations

  • 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!

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Crochet Cape Cod Baby Boy Sun Hat {free crochet pattern}

A free crochet pattern for a baby boy that’s fit for the Cape! He’ll look so cute and sophisticated and ready to set sail with the lobster appliqué, plus he’ll be protected from the sun.
Crochet Cape Cod Baby Boy Sun Hat - Free Pattern!

Hats are so easy and fun to make, especially when you can add cute appliqués and embellishments. Even little boys can have cute hats, too, and I was inspired by an adorable hat on littlelids.com and made my own version, which I’ve named, Cape Cod. I can see a baby boy playing in the sand on the beach wearing this hat, or romping down the coast, picking up seashells. The little crab is my own pattern, too, and can be found for free, at this link.

This pattern will fit a baby about 6 to 12 months, or with a 16 to 18 inch head (it does not fit my baby’s head, and he has an 18 inch head) (see my list of crochet head and hat measurements and how to calculate them). To make the hat larger, add more increasing rounds to the crown. To make it smaller, take away an increasing round. I have marked the increasing rounds below.

See my tutorial to learn how to work in the round.

Double Crochet Baby Boy Sun Hat (6 to 12 months)

Materials

  • Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted, Medium, 4
  • I used [amazon_link id=”B000XZY8Q4″ target=”_blank” ]Red Heart Super Saver in White[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id=”B000XZY8AU” target=”_blank” ]Royal Blue[/amazon_link]
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails
  • Scissors to cut the tails

Abbreviations

  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch

Crown of Hat

  • CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a ring
  • Round 1: CH 2 (counts as first DC). Work 11 DC in ring (12 DC total). Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST (I like to join at the top of the CH 2, where it attaches to the next DC).
  • Round 2: CH 2 (counts as first DC). Work a DC in the same stitch. Then work 2 DC in each DC space around (24 DC total).  Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.
  • Round 3: (increasing round) (change colors here) CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. Then, work 1 DC in the next space. Work 2 DC in the next space. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (36 DC total).
Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Boy Sun Hat

 

Side of Hat

Rounds 4-9: Work 1 DC in each space around, joining each round with a SL ST and CH 2, and changing colors each round. To change colors, join with a SL ST, CH 2, and DC in the next stitch.

Brim for Baby Boy Sun Hat

Brim

This brim is worked differently than the other boy’s sun hats I’ve done. It has less wave to it, and looks more like a boat hat.

  • Round 1: DC in same ST. 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces. *2 DCs in next space. 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces.* Repeat from * around. Join with beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.
  • Round 2-3: (now add an increasing stitch every 2 spaces.) CH 2, DC in same space. 1 DC in each of the next 2 spaces. *DC in next space. 1 DC in each of the next 2 spaces. Repeat from * around. Join with beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.
  • Continue adding increasing rounds if you want your hat brim to be longer. It will start to curl under if you add rounds that do not increase. 
You can find my free pattern for the cute little crab here.
Free Crochet Pattern for a Lobster Applique
Merry Crocheting!
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Crochet Gone Fishin’ Baby Sun Hat with Goldfish {free crochet pattern}

Crochet sun hats make it fun to continue crocheting when its warm! Here is a free pattern to take on a Saturday morning fishing with daddy, complete with a goldfish applique.
Crochet Gone Fishin Baby Sun Hat with Goldfish - Free Pattern

Here’s another sun hat for the little prince in your life. See the patterns for a toddler boy sun hat hereClick here for the pattern for the goldfish, which is pretty easy to make.

This pattern will fit a baby about 6 to 12 months, or with a 16 to 18 inch head (see my list of crochet head and hat measurements and how to calculate them). To make the hat larger, add more increasing rounds to the crown. To make it smaller, take away an increasing round. I have marked the increasing rounds below.

See my tutorial to learn how to work in the round.

 

Double Crochet Baby Boy Sun Hat (6 to 9 months)

Materials

Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
Yarn: Worsted, Medium, 4 (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Delft Blue and Pumpkin)
Tapestry needle to sew in tails
Scissors to cut the tails

Abbreviations

SL ST = slip stitch
DC = double crochet
CH = chain
ST = stitch

Crown of Hat

CH 1 counts as first DC unless otherwise indicated. Most use a CH 2 with a double crochet, but I like CH 1 because it creates a neater join for each round.

CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a ring

Round 1: CH 1. Work 10 DC in ring (11 DC total). Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

Round 2: CH 1. Work a DC in the same stitch. Then work 2 DC in each DC space around (24 DC total).  Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

Round 3: CH 1. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

Round 4: CH 1. Work a DC in the same stitch. Then, work 1 DC in the next space. *Work 2 DC in the next space. Work 1 DC in the next space.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. (36 DC total).

Side of Hat

Rounds 5-13: Work 1 DC in each space around, joining each round with a SL ST and CH 1.

I changed colors at row 12 and 13 to Pumpkin.

Brim

If you want there to be less wave than my hat, then, start with Round 2 or 3, where you add an increasing stitch less often.

 

Round 1 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. 

 
Round 2 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.
Round 3 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 in the next 3 stitches. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST and fasten off!
Click here for cute goldfish pattern!
Merry Crocheting!
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Granny Stitch Sun Hat – Baby Girl – Free Crochet Pattern!

A free crochet pattern for an adorable granny stitch sun hat for a baby girl! Also available in toddler sizes. It works up quickly and will keep the sun off of precious little faces.
Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Girl Pink Sun Hat - Granny Stitch
After making several sun hats that accidentally fit toddlers (I was actually trying to make them for babies and failed three times in a row!), I finally figured out a pattern using the Granny Stitch to make for babies about 3-6 months, or for about a 14 to 17 inch lil’ knocker. The brim pattern can be found here.

Granny Stitch Baby Sun Hat

Written and Designed by Sara of My Merry Messy Life
(This pattern is copyrighted and is not to be sold or reprinted without my permission)

Materials

  • Worsted Weight (Medium, 4) yarn in either cotton or acrylic. Here I used Red Heart Super Saver Perfect Pink (where to buy) and in White (where to buy).
  • Hook: G, 4.25 mm
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails


 

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • ST = stitch
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • beg = beginning

(Read my other post, “How to Work in the Round“,  for more help)

Granny Stitch Sun Hat Pattern

CH 3, SL ST to form ring

Round 1: CH 2, 10 HDC in ring (11 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 2

Round 2: CH 2, 2 HDC in each st around (22 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 2

Round 3: CH 2, 2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC all the way around UNTIL the last stitch. After completing the 2, 1, 1 HDC, do 2 HDC in the last stitch (30 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 2

Round 4: CH 2, 1 HDC in each stitch around (30 HDC total), join with a SL ST (if continuing to use the same color for the granny stitch, then CH 2 now. If changing colors, then you will CH 2 in Round 5).

Now work about 9 rows of the Granny Stitch, with 10 of them in each row. See my other post for a complete photo tutorial of the Granny Stitch. Here are the written instructions:

Rounds 5 to 13 (Granny Stitch):

  • (If changing colors, read this. If not, skip to the next step). Join your new color to the opposite side of where you ended the last round. Join with a SL ST and CH 2.
  • 3 HDC in the same ST, CH 1
  • SK 2 HDC spaces
  • *Work 4 HDC in the next stitch and CH 1
  • SK 2 HDC spaces*
  • Repeat from * all the way around and join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

The hat should measure about 5.5 inches tall,

Crochet Baby Girl Sun Hat - Measures 5.5 inches tall

and be about 15 inches in circumference (or 7.5 when folded in half).

Crochet Baby Girl Sun Hat Measures 7.5 wide

You can do all kinds of crazy things with color in this hat. Here’s another post I have to make this hat for toddlers!

Granny Stitch Sun Hat - Free Crochet Patterns in all Sizes!

Brim Pattern

For the full brim pattern and photo tutorial, click here. Otherwise, here is just the pattern:

Round 1: If attaching a new color for the brim, then attach with a SL ST and CH 1. In the next stitch, crochet 1 HDC. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around. (The picture does not reflect this round. It is optional.)

If using the same color, CH 1 and do the same as above – in the next stitch, work 1 HDC. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.
For both – join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST, and CH 1.

Round 2: In the next stitch, work 2 HDC (in the same stitch). Then, *work 1 HDC in the next stitch. Work 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * around & join with beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST, and CH 1.

Round 3: In the next stitch, work 1 HDC. In the next stitch, work 2 HDC (in the same stitch). Repeat this pattern all the way around – 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 2 HDC. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST, and CH 1.

Rounds 4 & 5: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around. in to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST, and fasten off.

Merry Crocheting and fun in the sun!

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Crochet Shell Headband {free crochet pattern}

As I was doing the shell edging on my little girl purse (see the post here), I thought it would make a very nice headband for a little girl. So, after many attempts and some math figuring, here’s what I came up with! It’s fairly simple, but looks so elegant and sweet. There are millions of flower patterns online, but see my post on another headband to craft my favorite flower so far.

Written By: Sara of My Merry Messy Life

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • SL = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet

Materials

  • Yarn: 4-ply, worsted weight yarn. I used Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink (where to buy)
  • Hook: H (5.0 MM)


 

Headband Measurements

  • Newborn 13″
  • 3-6 months 14″
  • 6-12 months 16″
  • 12 months-tween 17.5″
  • Adult 18″

The Pattern

Chain to the length desired, but it must be divisible by 4, then add 3 chains at the end. For example, I wanted to make one for a 6-12 month old baby, so I chained 44, then added 3 at the end, for a total of 47 chains. The example below is for a newborn.

Make sure your chains are nice and loose because you will work on the top and bottom of them.

  • In the third chain from the hook, work 3 DC in the same CH.
  • Skip a CH, and work a SL in the next CH.
  • Skip a CH, and work 4 DC in the next stitch.
  • *Skip a CH, and work a SL in the next stitch.
  • Skip a CH, and work 4 DC in the next stitch.*
  • Repeat from * to the end, making sure to end with a shell (4 DC).
  • Turn your work around, and see pictures below for continuing on the bottom. Work the first shell into the same chain (but on the bottom) of where you worked the last shell on the top.

 
After working the last shell on the top, turn your work around and work another shell in the same chain.

Here’s what your headband should look like once you’ve turned it, worked a shell on the end, and started to continue around.
Here’s a close up of how you work the other side of your headband on the bottom. You create a new shell from the shell below it.

The last shell and end should look like this – one shell on the top, one on the bottom. Join the last shell to the first one with a SL. Fasten off and sew in the ends, leaving a tail to sew the headband together.

Free Pattern for a Sweet Crochet Shell Headband for any size

This headband would go perfectly with the Sweet Pea Beanie!
Free Crochet Pattern for a Sweet Pea Beanie

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Crochet Baby & Girl Mesh Headband {Free Pattern}

This crochet headband is super cute easy and works up very quickly. The half double crochet mesh pattern measures about 1 inch wide, and you can make it to whatever head size you want by adjusting the beginning chain size. Merry Crocheting!
Free Pattern for a Crochet Mesh Headband for any Size Head

Crochet Mesh Pattern Headband

Abbreviations

  • Half Double Crochet (HDC)
  • Chain (CH)

Approximate Measurements for Headbands

  • Newborn 13″
  • 3-6 months 14″
  • 6-12 months 16″
  • 12 months-tween 17.5″
  • Adult 18″

The Pattern

  • Chain to the length desired for the headband (pattern is 3 chains, so make your pattern divisible by 3, then add two extra chains on the end.
  • In the 3rd CH from the hook, *work a HDC.
  • CH 1 and skip a chain.
  • Work a HDC into the next CH.*
  • Repeat from * the entire length of the headband.

Then, CH 2 and repeat from * on the top. You can continue repeating and adding rows if you want the headband to be wider.

Crochet the flower of your choice and sew or clip it onto the headband.

The Flower

The layered flower pattern comes from: Mom of Five Daughters. I’ve used this pattern over and over and it looks fantastic every time! It’s an intermediate flower. For a beginner one, just follow the first directions for the first flower layer.

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Crochet Pucker Baby Headband {Free Crochet Pattern}

A sweet little headband that works up so quickly you’ll be able to make one to match every outfit! It’s easy to make for any size head as well.
Crochet Pucker Stitch Headband - Free pattern and tutorial to make in any size!

The only other girl in my house is our Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon mix, Maddie – even our two cats are boys! So, there’s lots of you-know-whats dangling around here (sorry, couldn’t help myself!) and while I’ve really enjoyed crocheting hats and baby blankets for both my boys, there’s just nothing like crocheting a pretty pink flower or hat for a baby girl. The next best thing? Crochet for all my friends’ baby girls!

How to Make the Right Size Headband

Here’s a super easy and quick headband you can make for a baby girl, and it’s a little different than others because it’s worked in a round. Just adjust the beginning chain to the circumference of the head for whom you’re making it! Here is a guide for the measurements:

  • Newborn 13″
  • 3-6months 14″
  • 6-12months 16″
  • 12months-tween 17.5″
  • Adult 18″
Crochet Pucker Stitch Baby Headband - Step 1
This headband is sized for newborn up to 6 months because it has a little stretch in it. I love this pattern because it has a lot of texture, and the combination of single and double crochet make the double crochet stitches pucker out, looking like little flowers!
 
 
Pucer Stitch Crochet Headband Pattern Photo Tutorial - Step 1
Pucer Stitch Crochet Headband Pattern Photo Tutorial - Step 3

Pucker Stitch Flower Headband

Materials

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight, Medium 4 (I used [amazon_link id=”B003W17UKC” target=”_blank” ]Bernat Satin in Faded Glory Ombre[/amazon_link])
  • Hook: H (5.0 MM)
Level: Advanced Beginner (because we work in a round)

Abbreviations

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

The Pattern

  • CH 45 (For newborn to 6 months, which is about 13 1/2 inches long. Use the guide above to determine how long your chain should be.)
  • Join end of chain to first chain with a SL ST (it’s very important here to keep the chain straight, or your headband will be crooked) (see picture below)
  • SC in the 2nd chain from hook
  • DC in next chain.
  • *SC in next chain.
  • DC in next chain.*
  • Repeat from * across to the last chain. Then join last stitch to the first SC with a slip stitch. Tie off and weave in ends. Crochet a flower or rose to attach to the headband!
Pucker Stitch Flower Headband - A Free Crochet Pattern in All Sizes

The layered flower pattern comes from Mom of 5 Daughters. I’ve used this pattern over and over and it looks fantastic every time! It’s an intermediate flower. For a beginner one, just follow the first directions for the first flower layer.