Here’s a detailed pattern for making a children’s crochet headband suitable for beginners:
Skill Level: beginners.
- Worsted weight yarn in your desired color
- Crochet hook size H/5.00mm
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
The headband will fit most children ages 3-10, with a head circumference of approximately 18-20 inches (46-51 cm).
Step 1: Starting Chain
Make a slip knot with the yarn and secure it on your crochet hook. Chain 65 stitches. This will be the foundation of your headband.
Step 2: First Row – Single Crochet
Start in the second chain from the hook. Single crochet in each chain across the row. At the end of the row, you should have 64 single crochet stitches.
Step 3: Second Row – Half Double Crochet
Chain 2 (this will count as your first half double crochet stitch). Turn your work. Half double crochet in each stitch across the row. At the end of the row, you should have 64 half double crochet stitches.
Step 4: Repeat Second Row
Repeat Step 3 until your headband reaches the desired length. Measure the head circumference of the child and crochet until the headband is approximately 2 inches (5 cm) shorter than the measurement.
Step 5: Final Row – Single Crochet
Chain 1 (this will count as your first single crochet stitch). Turn your work. Single crochet in each stitch across the row. At the end of the row, you should have 64 single crochet stitches.
Step 6: Fasten off and Finish
Cut the yarn, leaving a tail of about 6 inches (15 cm). Thread the yarn tail through the yarn needle. Insert the needle through the last stitch and pull the yarn through to secure it. Fold the headband in half, matching the two short ends. Using the yarn needle, sew the two ends together with a whip stitch, working through both layers of the headband.
Fasten off and weave in any remaining yarn tails.
Step 7: Embellishments (Optional)
You can add some decorative elements to the headband if you like. For example, you can crochet flowers, bows, or appliques and sew them onto the headband using a yarn needle.
Congratulations! You have completed your crochet headband for children. Enjoy creating more headbands in different colors and designs.