Easy Iris Headband – A Free Crochet Pattern

Easy Iris Headband – A Free Crochet Pattern
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Iris Headband Crochet Pattern

Are you looking for a delightful addition to your summer crochet collection? Look no further than our latest offering: the Iris Headband. This free crochet headband pattern is a charming blend of elegance and functionality, perfect for those warm months when you need a stylish solution to keep your hair in check.

With a classic design, the Iris Headband boasts a delicate lacy appearance, achieved through the intricate V stitches. Despite its dainty look, this headband proves to be remarkably practical—it’s not too thick, yet it effortlessly holds your hair out of the way, ensuring you stay comfortable and chic all day long.

What makes the Iris Headband truly irresistible is its versatility. Designed to be quick to work up, this pattern requires only scrap yarn, making it an excellent choice for busting through your yarn stash. Whether you’re whipping up a batch for yourself or creating a slew of them for craft fairs and quick gift ideas, the Iris Headband is sure to become a go-to pattern. 

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Inspiration behind the design

The inspiration behind the Iris Headband arose from a moment of necessity. Following a medical operation, the sight of unruly hair amidst the confines of a hospital bed prompted the creation of this design. 

Crafted to restore a sense of elegance and normalcy, the headband became a quick project perfect for moments of waiting—whether in a hospital room or sitting in a theatre before a show. 

Its swift construction offers not only a practical solution but also serves as a reminder of the therapeutic power of creativity during challenging times. Now, I’m excited to share this pattern with you, hoping it brings both style and comfort.

Construction of the design

Perfect for beginner crocheters with a knowledge of the basic stitches, this headband pattern can be created in just a couple of long rows, this crochet headband pattern offers a refreshingly straightforward approach to crafting. The main body of the headband features elegant V stitch, adding a touch of vintage charm while maintaining an airy, lightweight feel—ideal for warmer weather wear.

To complete the headband, a super simple border is added around the entire piece, providing a clean and polished finish. 

But what truly sets the Iris Headband apart is its customizable fit. 

With the addition of straps, you can easily adjust the headband to accommodate any head size or hair thickness, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit for everyone. Whether you prefer a snug fit to keep stray hairs at bay or a looser style for a relaxed look, the Iris Headband can be tailored to suit your individual preferences with ease. 

There are no fancy tricks to making this pattern. No sewing needed. Just tuck in your ends when done!

You can easily change the sizing of this pattern to fit just about anyone (excluding small children), simply by chaining more or less chains for the ties at the end.

That’s it! It’s that simple!

The Yarn

When it comes to yarn requirements for the Iris Headband, the possibilities are virtually endless. This versatile pattern lends itself beautifully to utilizing scraps or leftover yarn from your stash, making it a fantastic project for reducing waste and getting creative with color combinations. Whether you opt for acrylic, cotton, or a blend of fibres, the choice is entirely yours.

For those prioritizing durability and easy maintenance, cotton or cotton blends emerge as the top contenders. Not only do they offer a soft and comfortable feel against the skin, but they also boast excellent washability, ensuring your headband stays looking fabulous year after year. 

Unlike acrylic yarns, which can sometimes stretch or develop bobbles over time, cotton maintains its shape and resilience, ensuring your headband retains its pristine appearance even with frequent wear. 

While the design of the Iris Headband isn’t overly affected by stretching, opting for cotton yarn provides an added assurance of longevity and quality. 

So whether you’re raiding your yarn stash or investing in new materials, rest assured that the Iris Headband will shine brightly in any fiber you choose.

Get the PDF pattern!

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The pattern specifics:


Worsted weight yarn (#4) of your choice
Size 5mm hook
Stitch markers optional


Not important for this project but try to crochet quite loose so that your headband doesn’t end up too small!


Finished piece measures approx. 26”x 1.5”

Abbreviations used:

FSC – Foundation single crochet
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double crochet
Sk – skip
SS – slip stitch
*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
FO—Fasten Off

Other notes:

This pattern is written in US terms.
Chain 1 at the beginning does not count as a sc

The Iris Headband Free Crochet Pattern:

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Row 1Ch101, sc in second ch from hook and each st across (100) OR FSC 100    
Row 2Ch1, turn, ss in first st and next 24 (this creates the tie), *Sk next 3 chains (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next st. * Repeat from * to * 11 times    
Row 3Ch3, turn, in each ch1 sp across (2dc, ch1, 2dc)    
Row 4ch1, turn, ss across top of headband, down the side, and along the 25 stitches along the tie (see figure photo 1 below)    
FinishingFO, weave in ends  

Events featuring this pattern:

This pattern has featured in a couple of events. 

May Makes Event hosted by Carroway Crochet in May 2022.

March Maker Madness Event hosted by Carroway Crochet in March 2024.