This free crochet flower headband pattern is surprisingly easy and it makes an adorable headpiece for a young flower girl (or a bohemian beauty of any age)!
When I was beginning to plan this pattern, I knew I wanted to make something that would be casual enough for everyday wear but fancy enough to serve as a flower girl or bridesmaid accessory.
I happened across Bethany’s Simple Chevron Headband and I knew that the way she used the chevron pattern would make a perfect foundation for all the flowers I was crocheting. (If you’re not familiar with Bethany’s site, Whistle and Ivy, you must check out her free crochet patterns. This woman is baby bootie savant.)
For this headband, I added a bit of variation to Bethany's basic chevron stitch by crocheting only the back loops in every fourth row. This created a little extra visual interest and a nice monochromatic repeating pattern.
Since gauge isn’t very important with this headband pattern, you can really use any yarn you like. I opted for a variety of fingering and sport weight cotton yarns because I wanted a more delicate look. You could use worsted weight yarn and a larger hook though if you’d like an overall bulkier headband (or ear warmer for the Winter).
If you’re crocheting this pattern for a baby or toddler, you’ll definitely want to use small bit of elastic in the back so the headband can grow with the recipient. (For reference, this headband fits both my 10-month-old and my 3-year-old. Add elastic to make your hard work pay off for longer!)
If you’re making this headband for an adult, you could opt to make the band the exact size of their head and skip the elastic all together.
In case you don’t know the recipient's head size, you can reference this chart to get an idea of the average head circumferences for babies, children and adults. The elastic makes the headband pretty stretchy and forgiving, so you should be in good shape even if you just have to make an educated guess.
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FREE CROCHETED FLOWER HEADBAND MATERIALS
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• I used various fingering weight yarns for the flowers, including this one and this one as well as this one and this one from Knit Picks.
• I used Patons Grace in the color "Natural" for the band
• size E/3.5mm crochet hook (I recently bought this affordable set and have been loving them!)
• 3" of foldover elastic
• needle and thread
Free Crochet Headband Pattern With Flowers
(Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult)
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tc - triple crochet
sl st - slip stitch
blo - back loops only
To make the band:
Subtract two inches from the head circumference. This is how long you will make your headband.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 3 ch. Turn. (9)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc, sc, 3 sc in next stitch, sc, sc, sc2tog. Turn (9)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc, sc, 3 sc in next stitch, sc, sc, sc2tog. Turn (9)
Row 4: (Work entire row through back loops only (blo)) Ch 1, sc2tog, sc, sc, 3 sc in next stitch, sc, sc, sc2tog. Turn (9)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc, sc, 3 sc in next stitch, sc, sc, sc2tog. Turn (9)
Repeat rows 2-5 until your band measures 2” shorter than the head circumference. End with a row 4. Fasten off.
Coral Crochet Flower
Row 1: In second ch from hook, 2 sc in each stitch across. Turn. (30)
Row 2: ch 1, sc, [2 sc, sc] repeat across. Turn. (40)
Row 3: Ch 1, [sl st first stitch, dc, dc, sl st] repeat across. Fasten off.
Curl the flower piece as pictured and sew a few passes back and forth across the back of the flower (through each petal layer) to fasten.
Purple Crochet Flower
Using main flower color, make a magic ring. Make 6 sc in the ring. Join by using a sl st into the first stitch. (6)
Row 1: ch 1, [2sc in next sc, sc in next sc] repeat around. Fasten off (9)
To create the center of the flower:
Using accent color, ch 2 stitches. Cut yarn, leaving a few inch tail. Pull the yarn through the last ch to fasten it off. Fold the very short ch in half and pull both tails through the front of the flower toward the back. Tie the tails into a few knots on the back of the flower.
Light Pink Crochet Flower
Make a magic ring. Make 10 sc in the ring. Join by using a sl st into the first stitch. (10)
Row 1: ch 1, [2dc in next sc, sc in next sc] around (creating 5 petals). Fasten off.
Green Crochet Leaf
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, tc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch. Fasten off.
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Cut a 2" piece of elastic. Folding the raw edge over on each side of elastic, hand sew it to the headband as pictured. Repeat on the other side. Arrange the flowers in a way that makes you happy and hand sew them to your headband.
I made this headband for my niece Paisley's first birthday next week. So if you're surfing the internet and see this Paisley, just act surprised when you open it. 🙂
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Now that you've made a flower headband, you might want to try my "Aspen Socialite" free headband crochet pattern:
Or my "Little Bunny Foo Foo" free crochet hat pattern:
Or my crochet Cherry Blossoms Pattern:
On the leaf pattern I had to chain 7 in order to get ALL your stitches in! (Maybe it's me, IDK)
Beautiful pattern Jess! Can you tell how you attach that elastic to the headband?
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
Thanks, Afeefa! I just folded the edge of the elastic over so that it wouldn't fray and then used a regular sewing needle and thread to whip stitch the elastic onto the crochet headband piece.
Hope that makes sense! Happy crocheting!
Quick question, do you include the 2 inches of elastic into your final headband length? So if you suggest making the band 11-12 inches, are you including the elastic in that length?
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
That should be the final size. So you could crochet a piece about 9-10" long and add a bit of elastic.
Barbara Hawkins says
I just finished this for my first grandbaby. I love it! Can't share the photo until after Christmas, my daughter in law is an avid fiber artist. Thank you for this beautiful piece.
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
How wonderful! I hope your granddaughter and your daughter-in-law love it. What a special handmade gift!