Wednesday, July 7

Crocheted headband, hairband (toddler size)

Since I did the adult crocheted headband/ hairband last week, we will do an infant, toddler, and/or little kid sized headband this week (actually, this can be for adults too!).   Then I will be done with crocheting for awhile.  There are sooooooo many other crafts I'm anxious to do, I can hardly stand it :-)

First off, you may want to use a softer yarn for this project and again I used a size "G" crochet hook.  When you are done with the hairband, you may want to sew a button on the band to attach flowers to, or you can just clip the flowers onto the band.  My adorable little granddaughters are visiting tomorrow so I'll have them model these cute hairbands with the flowers (assuming they will be willing . . .) and then I'll post the pictures.

Here we go, chain (ch) 9.


Work a double crochet (dc) in the 5th ch from the beginning knot, then ch 1. Work a dc in the 3rd ch from knot, ch 1, then work last dc in the 1st ch from the knot.


Ch 3, then turn clockwise and work 1 dc in first hole, ch 1, next dc in middle hole, ch 1, last dc in last hole, ch 3.


Hint: I've seen so many differing definitions of what a dc is, here is how I worked my dc's. First go through hole or loop with the hook, get yarn and pull it through, yarn over (yo), and pull the through first 2 on hook, yo, pull through last 2 on hook. 


Continue the pattern of dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, turn, repeat until you have 25 to 60 rows (depending on the infant, child's, or adult's head the band is for.  Remember to stretch the crocheted strip when measuring or the headband will be too loose and fall off.


End the last row with a chain 1, fold band in half and using a slip stitch, crochet the ends together. Tie a knot in the last loop on the hook (make this a very secure knot or it will come undone when stretched) and weave the yarn ends into the band and then clip them off.


I can't wait to show these to you on my granddaughters!!!

41 comments:

  1. So Cute! I am going to make this for my niece! You have an amazing blog! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  2. crocheting? I havent done it in ages.maybe I should try it again. I made so many blankets and sweaters when my kids were small. I also have five - 4 boys and 1 girl...I do have grandkids but when they were born I got into quilting....so many ideas....love your blog...will follow...

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  3. That is such an awesome solution for me! My daughter had so much hair when she was born that I put her in bows and tied little ribbons in every day. Then, she had to get stubborn and lose all her hair, so I'm stuck with the store-bought elastic headbands, but they leave red marks all around her head! I can't do that to her, but after thinking she was my third boy for nine months, I don't want anyone mistaking her for one! Now I just need to learn how to crochet...

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  4. I love these! I am very new to crocheting and I just found your blog from your YouTube video after searching for how to make headbands. I have (almost--due any moment!) 4 girls and will definitely use these! Thanks!

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  5. thank you again! I posted the headbands that I made on my blog. I just love it! :)

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  7. Love this! I've already made two this morning (plus the flowers!) Plan to share these on my blog. Thank so much for the easy-to-follow instructions!

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  8. I just made my first headband using your instructions on youtube for the wider headband, and now I'm working on this more narrow one. Your instructions are so easy to follow, and the headbands are adorable. Thanks for the help!

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  9. Hello was looking for a headband pattern I saw a few days ago where there was a button sewed on and you could change flowers was thinking it was by you Mom of five daugthers but can not find it can you help Please Vi

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  10. WOW ! this is it diden't read the whole blog now to find the flower. *** VI

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  11. The post you are looking for is July 13th, 2010. It's called Crocheting Again?!
    Have fun with your crochet projects!
    -mom of 5

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  13. This is my favorite headband pattern!!! Love the flowers, too! Can't wait for our the arrival of our first baby to dress her up in these :)

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  14. I've never crochet anything, but this was so easy to follow! I made one for my baby girl, so cute! : )
    Thanks!

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  15. Awesome that you have never crocheted before and you were able to make a headband. May this be the first of many wonderful crochet projects for you!!!

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  16. What kind of yarn do you use? Thanks.

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  17. Hi Jason/Stacy:
    I used used Caron Simply Soft yarn on this particular headband :)

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  18. Your easy to follow patterns are wonderful and you are amazing! Your daughters are lucky to have you for a MOM! I have to master the flowers now!

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  19. This's so lovely cute and you make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing :)

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  20. Hi Rosalie, Thanks for the sweet comments!!! Daughters are awesome!

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  21. I found you on youtube when I wanted to make flowers. I have used your flower pattern for several headbands and scarves! I just made your blog a fave, so I'll definitely be back! Thank you for sharing :)

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  22. Hi Ashley,
    Thank you for your nice note! I'm glad you found the videos. The flowers would be so cute on a scarf. Maybe I'll put one on the latest scarf video I did :)
    Take care,
    Alyssa

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  23. I love your stuff!! You have helped me get back into crocheting again! One question...I am making a headband for a 6 year old girl, but I am not able to measure her head, it is a gift. How long should I make it? Is there a typical size for that age that you use? Thanks in advance!

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  24. Hi, thanks for the nice note. A 6 yr old would probably measure from 19"-20 1/2"

    The following video might also be helpful:
    http://youtu.be/w_kBSxUpwSM
    Good Luck!!!

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  25. Hello again! I am making headbands and selling them, but I have such a fear that they won't fit people right! I don't want them to stretch and become too big after only a few times wearing them. And I also fear that they won't be the right fit! Could you give me some advice?

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  26. For example, I am making a button tab headband for a woman whose head measured 24.5 inches. Would I crochet the length to about 21.5?

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  27. Right. After you have crocheted the 21.5 inches, gently stretch the headband to make sure it will expand to 24.5 inches. If it doesn't stretch that far add another row. Some yarns don't have as much stretch as others.

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    1. Ok thanks. I just don't want it to become too loose, that's my big fear!

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  28. If it gets too loose, then tossing it in the wash and dryer fixes that.

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  29. I LOVE your blog! I found it through your youtube crochet tutorials. I want to make this headband for a 5 month old girl. Could you suggest how many rows I should make? Thanks!

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  30. You may want to make it about 14" long (or so). Also the following video might also be helpful:
    http://youtu.be/w_kBSxUpwSM
    Good Luck!!!

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  31. Found your blog via YouTube. Thank you so very much! I made my first headband with the flower for my co-workers 6 month old baby girl since I have 3 boys. :-P. The headband and flowers were so easy to make with your instructions

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  32. I love this pattern it looks so easy to make. I've been asked to make one for 5 year old. What size would you suggest? Thank you so much

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  33. Hi Kristen,
    You can make this headband any length you want for any size head. Check Google for appropriate lengths for different ages.

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  34. Alyssa, I ordered the patterns and paid via Paypal several weeks ago and even sent a follow up email .. I never received the patterns. Could you please follow up? Knittergirlz@live.ca

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  35. Hi. I have just finished 2 of these headbands. A pink for a 9 year old and a purple for a 7 year old.
    So easy - Thank you so much! Think I'll have a go at making one of your adult, tapered ones too.

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  36. Hi Kerry,
    Thanks for your kind message! Have fun with the headbands!!!

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  37. Hello Alyssa. I have made a headband and 4 flowers for my niece and she loved it.... Recently, I've been asked by a friend to crochet some headbands with interchangeable flowers so she can sell them to her customers. Can we go ahead with this as this is your pattern? Thanks

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  38. can i translate ur pattern in to malay langguage

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