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Braided headband crochet pattern

Headband crochet pattern

This ribbed and braided headband is plenty stretchy, so be sure to make it a couple of inches smaller than the little head it will fit. You may use a button for decoration as shown, or choose any other embellishment that suits your fancy.



To fit 1-4 years: 1 1/2"/4 cm wide and 16"/40.5 cm circumference, relaxed


Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby, 80% acrylic/20% nylon, 340 yds (310 m)/3.5 oz (100 g), Color 702 Rosie


US G/6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge


23 stitches and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm in back loop slip stitch


Yarn needle, button or other embellishment of choice for decoration


• Row 1 (WS): Fsc 10, turn. You now have 10 sc.

• Rows 2-5: Ch 1, BL slip st in each st across, turn.

• Row 6 (RS): Ch 1, BL slip st in first 4 sts, esc in next st (counts as first fsc), fsc 9, BL slip st in remaining 5 sts, turn. You now have I loop and 9 slip sts.

• Row 7: Ch 1, BL slip st in first 3 sts, working in front of fsc loop from previous row, ch 4, skip next 4 sts, slip st in last 3 sts, turn. You now have 6 slip sts and 4 ch.

• Rows 8 and 9: Ch 1. BL slip st in each st across, turn. You now have 10 slip sts.

• Repeat Rows 6-9 until 19 loops have been completed (approximately 16"/40.5 cm, or to desired length).

Note: The headband is very stretchy: plan for at least 2"/5 cm of negative ease. Fasten off, leaving a long sewing length.


• Using the yarn tail and yarn needle, match the sts from the first and last rows and sew the headband together. Weave in ends.

• To make the braid, pull the 2nd loop through the first loop, then the 3rd loop through the 2nd loop; continue to the end of the headband. Sew the button at the base of the first cable loop; hook the last cable loop made over the button. (Alternatively, tack the cable loop down and sew the button over it.)

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