I have been looking for an easy, thin crochet headband that’s just for fun, not for warmth. They are hard to find – so I decided to create one myself. I love how quick and easy these are to create – they make a great stash-buster and have just enough texture without being too fancy.
This pattern works around a regular elastic hairtie to provide a stretchy fit without an exposed band. You probably have everything you need to make one right now!
Tools and Materials:
- #4 Worsted Weight yarn (shown in Caron Cotton Cakes, “Hydrangea”)
- G hook (4 mm)
- elastic hairtie (I got mine at Dollar Tree!)
- scissors and yarn needle
Have fun using up scraps of yarn! In this headband I changed colors every other row.
- st / sts – stitch, stiches
- hdc – half double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- sc3rdloop – single crochet in the exposed 3rd loop of the hdc in the previous round
(Here is a tutorial)
- sl st – slip stitch
- Row 1: Attach yarn to hair tie with a sl st and chain 60. Being careful not to twist the chain, attach to hair tie with another sl st as shown.
- Row 2: Ch 1, turn and work a hdc in each chain. Sl st back into hair tie.
- Row 3: Ch 1, turn and work a sc3rdloop in each st, sl st back into hair tie.
- Row 4: Ch 1, turn and work a hdc in each st, sl st back into hair tie.
- Row 5: Ch 1, turn and work a sc3rdloop in each st, sl st back into hair tie.
(feel free to keep repeating rows 4-5 for a wider headband)
- Row 6: Ch 1, turn and work a sc in each st, sl st back into hair tie.
Now we will cover that ugly hair tie!
*Working over BOTH sides of the hair tie to completely cover it, work a repeating (sl st, ch 1) 20 times across the hair tie, sl st into other side of headband to close. I love the stretchy look of this stitch combo.
Fasten off and weave in ends.