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Crocheted headbands are a great accessory to wear outside. They keep your head and ears warm, are easy to wash and care for, and can look either artistically modern or insanely cute. Crocheted headbands look very different this year, than from years before. Have you seen them in the stores? They are much wider, covering a large portion of the head when worn over the ears. The ones I've seen are soft, warm, and would be comfortable to wear on chilly days. But most importantly, they look incredibly cute and chic-looking. They come in all colors and styles, but my favorites are the ones with the large crocheted flowers on them. These have inspired so much, that I've made a few of my own.
My Own Crocheted Headbands with Flowers
Making Your Own Crocheted Headbands
Making your own crocheted headband is very easy compared to other crochet projects. In fact, making a crocheted headband would be an excellent first crochet project, as it will not take very long to make, it will cost very little, and you will be able to show it off by wearing it within a couple of hours. You will only need one skein of yarn and will probably not use all of it. Usually a simple single crochet (SC) or double crochet (DC) is used throughout the headband, which are very easy to perform. Below I have searched and found the best free crocheted headband patterns I could find. I have made several of them and recommend them. I like to add crocheted flowers to my headbands. My flowers are completely made up and are not from a pattern. I look at pictures and then create the flower I want using my imagination. However, if this if you would like to follow a pattern, I have found a few good flower patterns as well! Happy headbanding!
Large Flower on My Crocheted Headband
Tips for Success in Making a Crocheted Headband
- After crocheting any headband, always border the sides with at least one row of single crochet stitches. This will give the edges a smooth and finished look.
- Use soft yarn or sew fleece to the underside of the headband, so that it will feel comfortable against your head, and not give an itchy feeling.
- When attaching a flower, use a wide-hole needle, and the same yarn you made the flower with. Attach each out petal with one stitch, so that pieces do not curl up. Use a few stitches in the center part of the flower as well.
- Before attaching ends of headband, try it on to be sure it fits your head. There will be some stretch to the headband, allowing it to fit snuggly and comfortably on your head and over your ears.
- When creating flowers, create 3 in diminishing sizes, and attach them one on top of the other, to create a three-dimensional effect.
- Remember, yarn can be purchased from online sources such as Amazon and Herrschner's, usually at lower prices than what you will get at local stores. However, certain brands go on sale, allowing you to save anywhere from 25% to 50% often in local craft stores, such as Michael's.
Pinterest Board of Headbands
None Kay has created a Pinterest Board of incredibly cute crocheted headbands. Check these pins out to get some great ideas for your own headbands.
My Large Brown Crocheted Flower
Crochet Flower Brooches
Barbara on April 09, 2020:
Where are your free patterns?
Rebecca Donaldson on December 22, 2019:
There not a link that I can find that leads to the free patterns.
Paul Perry from Los Angeles on April 29, 2013:
very cool. lovely patterns indeed :)
dipsmi from Plymouth, Minnisota on April 19, 2013:
Lovely patterns, would love to try.
nylarej from Ph on January 16, 2013:
So cute! I wanna give it a try. :)
Claudia Mitchell on January 16, 2013:
These are so cute! Of course I cannot crochet to save my life. Maybe one day I will teach myself. I love the multi-colored flowers. Pinned, up and awesome.
Audrey Surma (author) from Virginia on January 14, 2013:
Thanks for reading randomcreative and RTalloni! My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a teenager. It is a fond memory I have of her and crocheting makes me think of her often. RTalloni, I hope you have fun with this and the resources are helpful. Happy crocheting!
RTalloni on January 14, 2013:
I am glad to find this as I want to make some crocheted headbands right away--thanks! Your example is really pretty and I'm looking forward to checking out the links.
Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 14, 2013:
What a great resource for people who like to crochet! I love how you've organized the information here. Thanks. :)
Audrey Surma (author) from Virginia on January 13, 2013:
Thanks for reading Lady Wolfs and Wonder wool. When I lived in Michigan, everyone wore hats, headbands, and scarves around their heads, as it was super cold. Even though I am now in a warmer climate, the habit has stuck with me and I wear them on cool days to stay extra warm. I am also a crochet addict, always looking for something fun to make!
Priyanka Estambale from United States on January 13, 2013:
Beautiful patterns! Voted up
Lady Wolfs on January 13, 2013:
I've always liked headbands, though I never thought about having one for cooler weather. That's a great idea for anyone that likes to crochet. I don't know how, but the headband does look warm and comfortable. Nice hub. Thank you for sharing.