Hello, fellow crocheters! It’s time for a new free pattern, but this time it’s NOT for Barbies, guinea pigs, or trees. That’s right – it’s something a human could wear. Or anything with a roundish head, like busts of Beethoven. But more on that in a minute.
I was looking for the Perfect Headband Pattern. I had several things I was looking for…
- It had to use worsted weight yarn,
- be easily embellish-able (that’s a word, right?),
- use the linen stitch,
- have ties in the back (because I hate having buttons get stuck on my hair!),
- be easily adjustable,
- and be super simple.
I decided to make my own pattern, which I present to you here. I’m awful at naming stuff, but it just so happens that I love the name June, and it is June! Problem solved.
- Small amount of worsted weight yarn (I’m bad at estimating yardage, but definitely less than 50 yards)
- J (6.00 MM) crochet hook
- If you want to make some embellishments, I used a G (4.00 MM) crochet hook and some random worsted weight yarn
Note: This headband can be made with any hook/yarn combination because it’s easy to add or subtract rows to get your desired length. A couple of suggestions are if you’re using DK weight yarn, a H hook would probably work well, and if you wanted to try bulky yarn, maybe an 8 or 10 MM? Those are just starting points, though. I wanted my stitches to be looser so I used a larger hook.
Remember when I was talking about busts of Beethoven?…
Chain 40 —
Sorry, how did that happen? 😉 Okay, let’s try this for real:
Make a chain as long as you want the tie to be. (I chained 40.)
Row 1: Make 2 sc in the second chain from the hook. (2 stitches)
Row 2: Chain 1, turn. Make 2 sc in both stitches. (4 stitches)
Row 3: Chain 1, turn. Make 2 sc in the first st. Sc in the middle two stitches. Make 2 sc in the last stitch. (6 stitches)
Row 4: Chain 2, turn. Skip the first stitch and sc in the next stitch. *Chain 1, skip next stitch, sc in next st* two times.
Main part of headband
Row 5 and onward: Chain 2, turn. Skip the first stitch and sc in the next chain space. *Chain 1, sc in next chain space* two times.
Repeat Row 5 until the headband is about 2 inches shorter than the length you want. Make sure you stretch it out before you measure.
Row 1: Chain 1, turn. *Sc in the first stitch, sc in the next chain space.* Repeat from * to * two times. (6 stitches)
Row 2: Chain 1, turn. Skip the first stitch. Sc in the next two stitches. Skip the next stitch and sc in the last stitch. (4 stitches)
Row 3: Chain 1, turn. Skip the first stitch. Sc in the next stitch. Skip the next stitch and sc in the last stitch. (2 stitches)
Row 4: Chain 1, turn. Skip the first stitch and sc in the last stitch.
Make a chain as long as the first tie you made (I chained 40.) Fasten off.
If you make sure the final knot is very tight, you don’t have to weave in the ends. Just trim them off about 1/2 inch away from the knot.
I did the coiled rose from Pink Milk – one big version in orange and one small version in red. Then I used the “Medium Fat Bottomed Leaf”, again copying Pink Milk. 🙂 You could keep it plain for an everyday headband or cover it in flowers for a flower crown. I think a granny rose would look great on one of these – especially since it’s flatter! (And is there ever a time that wouldn’t be made better with crochet roses?)
Click that link ^^^ to get a PDF copy of this pattern. I think it might be written a little differently because it was my first draft, but it will still work!
I hope you’re having a wonderful June day!