Things You'll Need
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- Light worsted weight yarn
Headbands never look as adorable as when they are worn by babies. A crocheted baby headband makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift. You can make a crocheted baby headband in less than 1 hour with very little yarn. A basic headband works up very quickly. Add the provided flower pattern or add your favorite flower design for a nice baby heirloom.
Begin with a slip knot and then chain six.
Work a double crochet into the third chain from the hook. In the next two chains, double crochet into each one of them. Now you have a row of four double crochets (the first double crochet was comprised of the three chains).
Chain three to begin the next row. Turn and work a double crochet into the three stitches.
Repeat Step 3 until you have the desired length of the head circumference.
If you are not sure of the head circumference, measure your work to make sure it is at least 15 inches. If not then continue to work more rows until it measures between 15 and 16 inches. Once you have the desired length, fasten off.
Join the ends of the headband together with a slip stitch across all four stitches.
The flower is two separate crocheted pieces. Both are one round of crochet.
The bottom part of the flower is made by chaining four. In the third chain from the hook, double crochet two times and then chain one. Double crochet three more into the same stitch and then chain one. Double crochet three more into the same stitch and then chain one. Join with the beginning of the round with a slip stitch. Fasten off and proceed to make the inner part of the flower.
Chain two and then work a half double crochet into the second chain from the hook. Next, in the same stitch, work a double crochet followed by a treble crochet. Chain one and then do a treble crochet into the same stitch as the previous stitches. Then, work a double crochet followed by a half double crochet and then a single crochet. Chain one and join the round with a slip stitch. Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Use a slip stitch or a yarn needle to fasten the bottom part of the flower to the headband. Once it's secure, put the center part of the flower in place and attach it to the headband.
For a narrower headband, either use a smaller crochet hook or use less double crochet stitches. Place the flower over the slip stitch to mask it and make it easier to find the stitch, should you need to adjust the length.
Use a soft yarn preferably one especially for baby. Use acrylic yarn to ensure the headband won't trigger any allergies.
Lynn Little has been a freelance writer for five years. She holds a communication degree from Mississippi State University and has worked in the television, radio, and newspaper business. Her work has appeared on several websites including Bella Online, where she is the Board Games Editor.