Nothing is more adorable than little ones dressed up in their tiny accessories. I smile every time I see a picture of a baby girl wearing their tiaras or headbands. Aren’t they the cutest thing? With this easy and quick pattern, you can make this crochet baby headband in four different sizes. It’s so simple, yet so stylish.
Having said that, I can’t wait to see one that you make to dress up your baby girl. She will rock in that stroll around the park or wearing it as a newborn photo prop. Don’t have a baby? Not a problem. Make them for gifts or to sell in your spring and summer craft fairs. It’s one of those quick and small projects that will melt hearts around your booth.
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About the yarn
I highly recommend that you use the softest yarns for crochet baby headbands. Non mercerized cotton or cotton blend are the best because they are absorbent and soft. Also, they don’t retain as much heat as other kind of animal or synthetic fibers. But good quality acrylic baby yarn will work too, especially if you live in regions where the warmer seasons are not so hot.
To make this headband and achieve the sizes informed in this pattern, you will need fine weight (2) yarn. I used Premier Cotton Fair yarn. It’s a blend 52% cotton / 48% acrylic and it’s very soft. Available in 3.5 oz (100 g) / 317 (290 m) skeins. In the US, you can purchase it at Michaels or with the Premier Yarns online store. I used the color bright peach.
Approximate amount you will need:
- Newborn: 0.42 oz (12 g) / 38 yds (35 m)
- 3-6 mos: 0.50 oz (14 g) / 46 yds (42 m)
- 6-12 mons: 0.57 oz (17 g) / 52 yds (48 m)
- Toddler (1-3 yrs): 0.64 oz (18 g) / 58 yds (53 m)
Notes about the crochet baby headband pattern
- This pattern was written using US terminology.
- Level of difficulty: easy. Stitches used are: chain, single crochet, magic circle and double treble crochet.
- You will first crochet a tube for the headband, then crochet a bow (that’s in a separate blog post) and attach it to the headband. Find the pattern for the bow here.
- The tube will be crocheted in continuous rows of sc. Meaning you won’t join the rounds with a sl st.
- This headband pattern is very easy to adjust the size. Add more rounds to the tube if you need it bigger or make it smaller by making less rounds.
- I am adding exact instructions for 4 different sizes: Newborn, 3-6 mos, 6-12 mos and Toddler (1-3 yrs). The pattern instructions are for size Newborn. Directions for other sizes are within parentheses such as: 12” (14”, 16” 18”) or about 83 (97, 111, 125) rounds. Whereas 12” is for size Newborn, 14” for size 3-6 mos, 16” for size 6-12 mos and 18” for size Toddler (1-3 yrs). The same applies for the sequence of rounds on the same instructions section.
- You may use a stitch marker to mark the first st of every round, moving it up as you go. But honestly, it’s not crucial that you keep track of first and last stitches. As long as you count the rounds, you are good.. You will be able to count the rounds easily just by eyeballing them.
- It may be a little tricky to crochet a tiny tube with fine yarn without accidently grabbing the back stitches with the hook. But once you are past rounds 5 or 6 it gets easier. Use your middle finger, from the yarn hand, to push those back stitches down. This trick helped me a lot. You you start making it, you will know exactly what I am referring to.
- All measurements and sizes informed are approximate. They may vary depending on tension, type of yarn and hook size. Please make appropriate adjustments as needed.
- Note that headbands for young babies should not be too tight. The pressure on their tiny skull could cause damage. Adjust the size as needed to make it comfortable. Also, never leave a baby unattended with a headband on to avoid accidents, like asphyxiation.
Materials and tools to crochet this baby headband
- 2.25 mm (US B) crochet hook
- Darning needle
ch (s): chain (s)
FO: fasten off
mc: magic circle
sc: single crochet
yo: yarn over
( ): instructions within parentheses pertain to the different sizes, other than newborn
[ ]: stitch count in a round
Information on gauge
Gauge is not crucial for this pattern. You can adjust the size by adding or subtracting rounds. Plus, for a tiny project like this, I thought it was silly to ask you to crochet a gauge swatch. However, for you to have an idea if your tension is similar to mine, here is some measurement information. When you reach 20 rounds your tube length should be about 3” (7.6 cm) and 13/16” (2 cm) wide.
Finished size of the crochet baby headband
Newborn: 12” (30.5 cm) circumference. Fits head size 13-14 in (33-36 cm)
3-6 mos: 14” (35.5 cm) circumference. Fits head size 15-16 in (38-41 cm)
6-12 mos: 16” (41 cm) circumference. Fits head size 16-18 in (41-46 cm)
Toddler (1-3 yrs): 18” (46 cm) circumference. Fits head size 18-19 in (46-48 cm)
All sizes will be 13/16” (2 cm) wide. If you want it wider, add more chains to the initial foundation. Flatten it down to measure the width. For that, a ruler will work better than a tape.
Crochet baby headband pattern instructions
Make this crochet baby headband for gifts or to sell in your spring and summer craft fairs. It’s one of those small projects that’s cute and super quick to make.
Total Time: 1 hour
Step 1: Make a foundation chain
Ch 12, join to 1st ch with a sl st to form a ring. To make it wider, this is the time to add more chains.
Step 2: crochet the headband, then join the ends
Rnd1: sc in every ch across 
Rnd2: sc around 
Repeat round 2 until you reach 12” (14”, 16” 18”) inches, or about 83 (97, 111, 125) rounds.
Step 3: Join the ends with single crochet sts
Using your fingers, squeeze both ends of the tube.
Keep the working yarn on the right side.
Insert the hook in all 4 corresponding stitches at once, yo, pull up a loop.
Repeat step 2 six times, you will have a total of 6 sc.
FO. Cut the yarn. Weave in the end.
Step 4: Make and attach the bow
Crochet the bow following this pattern. Do not wrap the tails around the center of the bow yet.
Tip: before attaching the bow, use a hot iron to press the headband tube to make it flat.
Place the bow with its center on top of the headband’s joining seam.
Use both yarn tails of the bow. Wrap them as tightly as possible; 6-8 times around the bow and the headband at the same time. Each tail in opposite directions.
As you wrap, keep pulling the tails tight to gather both the center of the bow and the headband, until you are happy with the width.
Make a firm knot. Cut the yarn. Weave in the ends.
Estimated Cost: 5 USD
- Yarn weight 2 cotton blend
- 2.25 mm (US B) crochet hook
Materials: Scissors Darning needle
Your adorable headband is all done. I hope you enjoy this quick baby crochet project. If you share it on Instagram, I would love to see it, please tag @zamiguz or use the hashtag #zamiguzmaker