Crochet Baby Headband Pattern

Crochet Baby Headband Pattern
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Crochet Baby Headband Free Crochet Pattern


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As promised, I have the FREE crochet baby headband pattern ready for you to crochet! Paige’s Baby Headband is just in time for Easter, Spring, and Summer too. It’s lightweight, not too big, not too small, it’s just right.

And don’t you just love a project that only requires scrap yarn to do? I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of scrap yarn! I raided my stash to find some tiny little balls of scrap yarn just for this project.

This means you won’t necessarily need to go out and buy more yarn, but if you want to make several of these for a craft fair, for example, you could get a lot of headbands in all sizes out of ONE SKEIN!

The little bits of scrap yarn I used to work this up for made the sizes 0-6 months and 6-12 months and had just a little left over. Here’s a picture of the scrap yarn I used.

scrap yarn balls from Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Those little balls of scrap yarn were only about an inch and a half in diameter, which means they were pretty small! Any baby weight, sport weight, lightweight, or DK yarn will do. I honestly don’t remember what this yarn was, it looks like a Red Heart baby yarn from ages past…

I recommend using Lion Brand’s Baby Soft, Bernat’s Softee Baby, Red Heart Cutie Pie, or Baby Hugs yarn, etc. There are also soft cotton yarns designed just for babies that also have anti-bacterial properties (but those can get expensive!). Any #2 weight or #3 weight yarn will do, however.

I love a good variegated baby-colored yarn.

Solids can look very classy, too. For striping, you could use a classic white with a pretty pink texture row or soft purple texture row to really bring out the texture–make it POP!

The striping pattern I used for my baby blanket was cream with gold metallic and taupe (gold) with gold metallic yarns that I bought from Mary Maxim in my Paige Collection (The Paige Blanket).

Grab your hook and yarn, and let’s get started!


#2 or #3 weight yarn (sport, baby, fine, DK)–you will only need scrap yarns for this project! Such as Red Heart Super Saver Baby

F-3.75mm hook such as this comfy Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Hook

Yarn Needle

Stitch Markers (optional)



15 HDC and 16 rows = 4”x4” square


The finished piece (lightly stretched) measures approx. :

0-6months—14” circumference, 7” diameter

6-12months—16” circumference, 8” diameter

Toddler—18” circumference, 9” diameter

Child—20” circumference, 9” diameter


Firstly, chain 1 or 2 at the beginning of a round does NOT count as a stitch. 

Secondly, the pattern is written for all sizes listed above in the Sizing section. 

The instructions for the pattern are written for 0-6 months first, all other sizes with their stitch counts will be in parenthesis ( ) and separated by a comma and in the order they are listed above, so PLEASE pay attention to the size you are working and where the stitch count numbers are in the line-up.

For example Ch 52 (62, 74, 88)

Third, when working the textured row, be sure to skip a stitch after each bean stitch worked because to finish off the bean stitch, you must chain 1, which creates an extra stitch, so in order to keep the balance, skip a stitch under the chain 1 and work your cross stitch in the next 2 stitches.

(I know this sounds confusing however, this will make more sense when you get to the texture rows and see it for yourself).




Dc—Double crochet

XS—Cross Stitch

BS—Bean Stitch



*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *

HDC—Half-double crochet

YO—yarn over



Bean Stitch—To work this stitch, *Yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo, pull up a loop*, rep *to*, yo, pull thru all 7 loops on hook, ch1. You can also see this in action on our YouTube video here.

Cross Stitch—To work this stitch, skip the next stitch, work a DC in the next, and work another DC in the skipped stitch going behind the DC just made. You can see this stitch in action on our YouTube channel here.



Ch 52 (64, 76, 88), and without twisting the chain, join to the first chain made (at the opposite end of where you are now) by inserting your hook into that first chain, yarn over, and pull up a loop, then pull through both loops on your hook to join.  We are now working in the round.



Row 1: ch1, hdc in each stitch around and join to the first hdc made.  (52, 64, 76, 88)

Row 2: Ch2, BS in same as ch2, *sk 1 st, XS in next (using next 2 sts—see special stitches), BS in next*, rep from *to* to end of the round, joining with a sl st to top of first BS made (13 BS 13 XS, 14 BS 14 XS, 15 BS 15 XS, 16 BS 16 XS)

Row 3: Ch1, hdc in same and in ea sp around, being sure to place one in the ch1 created when making the BS, join to first hdc with a sl st and FO.  (52, 64, 76, 88)

Weave in ends.

crochet headband pattern by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

I hope you enjoy crocheting this cute baby headband! For an ad-free version, you may head to my Ravelry page to download it into your library for FREE!

I would love for you to also look at my other patterns, which you can check out on my website by clicking on the Patterns link at the top of the page, but you can also check them out on my Ravelry store, too!



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