Knot Me Up Headband, Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Headband Retro Style
Use this knot headband crochet pattern to make a retro style headband. Who wouldn’t look cute in a headband like this? The pattern includes all sizes from baby to adult.

Crochet Headband with a Knot
Crochet Headband in Green

The headband is worked using the same stitch as my popular Brooklyn mittens pattern, the extended single crochet. Both the front and back of the stitch look equally good. It is completely up to you which side you want to tie the bow on. I hope you enjoy crocheting this headband.

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Knot Headband Crochet Pattern

Materials

1. DK weight (size 3) yarn. Snuggly Wuggly from Loops and Threads was used for gauge.

2. Hook H(5mm)

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Size
You can make it for any size head, see table below.  The chart below gives the approximate measurements for each age group. The headband will look small when finished, but it will stretch to fit. If you want to adjust the size, the initial chain is any multiple of 2.

Age Fits Head
Circumference 
(inches)
0-3 Months 13
3-6 Months 15
6-12 Months 17
1-3 Yrs 18
3-7 Yrs 19
7-15 Yrs 19 1/2
Adult 21 

Stitch Abbreviations
ch: chain
sk: skip
st: stitch
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
esc: extended single crochet
Stitch Explanation

Sc2tog: It is a decrease that joins two sts into one. Insert your hook into the first st and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all the 3 loops on your hook.
Extended Single crochet (esc): Insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.—–1 esc completed

Gauge
With H hook, 10 esc sts alternating with 9 chains= 4 inches.
This gauge was measured without stretching the band at all.

Pattern
Note: Stitch counts are given in the order 0-3mos(3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 1-3 Yrs, 3-7 Yrs, 7-15 Yrs, Adult)

Chain 50 (58, 66, 70, 72, 74, 82), sl st to the first ch to form a ch ring. 

Round 1: Ch 3(counts as first esc and ch 1), skip 1 st, *(1 esc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st), repeat from * till end of the round. Do not turn.————-25(29, 33, 35, 36, 37, 41)esc

Note: Esc is the stitch right before it to the right and not the one right on top of it. See pic above to find out where to insert your hook to make an esc.
Round 2 to End: Work 1 esc into top of beginning chain 2 of previous round, ch 1, *(1 esc in next esc, ch 1), repeat from * in a spiral without turning or slip stitching at the end of rounds until your headband is 2 inches wide and you are 1/2 inch away from the beginning tail of your work, sc in next esc, sl st in next esc. Fasten off with an 8-inch tail.


Use the beginning and ending tails to wind around your headband to gather it and get it ready for the tie. Make a couple of knots to secure, trim the tails. This part will be concealed under the tie and you do not have to waste your time weaving in the tails.


Making the Tie

First Bunny Ear
Note: The beginning ch 1 is not counted as a st and you should work it before turning your work.

Row 1: Ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1 and turn.——-1 sc

Row 2: 2 sc in the same st as ch 1, ch 1 and turn.——-2 sc
Row 3: 2 sc in same st as ch 1, 2 sc in next st, ch 1 and turn.——-4 sc
Row 4: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch1 and turn.——–5 sc
Row 5: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in  last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.——-6 sc
Row 6: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 2sts, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.—-7 sc
Rows 7-10: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.———7 sc
Row 11: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.——–6 sc
Row 12: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.———6 sc
Row 13: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.——–5 sc
Row 14: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.———5 sc
Row 15: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st, ch 1 and turn.——–4 sc
Note: Place a marker on any st of the row you just made. Place it around the post of a sc, so it won’t obstruct you from working into the “V” of the stitches.

Row 16: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.———4 sc

Repeat row 16 until the part from your marked row measures 3 1/2 inches. This part is for the knot.
Second Bunny Ear

Row 1: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch1 and turn.——-5 sc
Row 2: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.———5 sc
Row 3: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in  last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.——-6 sc
Row 4: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.———6 sc
Row 5: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 2sts, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.—-7 sc

Row 6-9: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.———7 sc
Row 10: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.——6 sc
Row 11: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.——–5 sc
Row 12: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st, ch 1 and turn.——–4 sc
Row 13: Sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn.———2 sc
Row 14: Sc2tog, do not fasten off.——1 sc.

Ch 1 and work a round of sl st all around your tie. Keep your sl sts loose. You can switch to a bigger hook if you want.

Finishing

Weave in the tails on your tie and use it to tie a knot where you gathered your headband.

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43 Comments

  1. March 11, 2017 / 4:47 am

    Trying to make this for my newborn and I got the headband done, I just don't understand the note right after starting the first bunny ear

    • March 13, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      You mark any stitch of the last row you made. This is because you measure 3 1/2 inches from this row. You can also eyeball it.

  2. April 3, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    How do i do thi: 1 esc in next esc, ch 1), repeat from * in a spiral without turning or slip stitching at the end

    Do you have any videos?

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      I am sorry, I do not have a video. Please take a good look at the picture given. It points out where to work your esc.

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2017 / 12:11 am

      Did you manage to do it after ? I done this today and am willing to give some help if needed x

  3. May 5, 2017 / 7:00 am

    Thank you for the awesome free pattern! Can't wait to make this headband. Appreciate the free PDF as well. Very kind of you!

    • May 5, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      You are very welcome. I am glad you like the pattern.

  4. July 2, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    I love this! Thank you for the free pattern. After I did the slip stitch the first time it was worked like a continuous round unless I messed up! Lol. However my daughter loves the one I just made her

  5. Anonymous
    July 8, 2017 / 12:16 am

    I made this but felt like the bow is too large for a baby so I added a flower. Wish I could share a pic of the one I made. 🙂 Annie

  6. September 27, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Love it so easy to make.
    THANK YOU.

    • September 28, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      You are welcome, thank you for visiting my blog.

  7. Anonymous
    November 2, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Confused as to how to do the bunny ears, wasn't clear enough for me :/ how can you turn the work when it's only 3 stitches long? 😛

    • November 2, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      Believe me, you can. You are starting at one of the end points.

  8. November 17, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I don't understand what do you mean with : same st as ch 1? And turn? Upside down? Or to the side?

    • November 18, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Same st as ch 1 means you will crochet your first st into the very first st you made your beginning ch 1 in. You have to turn when you have no stitches to work into. If you are a beginner, please watch some beginner crochet Youtube Videos.

    • April 16, 2018 / 3:27 am

      I am also confused about the bunny ears .wish you had a video. Guess I'll just have to use a flower

    • April 16, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      Let me know what you are confused about and I will try my best to help.

  9. November 22, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Thank you. I did it!
    ?

    • Anonymous
      January 14, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      I am having the exact same problem as you. How did you figure it out? What videos did you watch?

  10. Anonymous
    December 4, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    This is so adorable! I only have the band and half the tie done, but I can already tell it's going to be super cute. I think, after making this one for a 4 year old, I'll be making myself one. Once I read through the pattern and got started, it made perfect sense. Before this I didn't even know the esc existed but now I think it's my new favorite.

    • December 4, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      I am so glad you like the pattern. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  11. December 5, 2017 / 3:21 am

    How do you tie the tie? I know that probably sounds like a dumb question haha… but I cannot get it to tie all cute like the picture

    • December 6, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Do not make the knot too tight. Keep it a little loose, arrange the tie to your liking and then gently tighten it. Hope that helps.

  12. March 16, 2018 / 6:15 am

    I signed up to get the pdf version… but never got it. Can't find it. I really would like this pattern. Could it be emailed to me?

    • March 18, 2018 / 3:29 am

      I am sorry the instant download didn't work for you. Please let me know your email. I won't publish your email so you don't have to worry about spammers.

      • Chrissy
        October 30, 2018 / 2:49 pm

        I love this pattern but finding it is sometimes hard to do and I don’t see any instant download option. Can you please help me?

        • Crochet_Dreamz
          Author
          October 30, 2018 / 6:40 pm

          At the bottom of the blog post, there is a box where you can give your email and get the pdf.

  13. Christine
    August 5, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    I also am having difficulty with starting .the, bunny ear. I having been crochrting for years and it makes no sense to me. Could you please post pics of the first couple of stitches as you do them.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 1:48 pm

      Hi Christine, I just added a collage showing the different stages of making the bunny ear. Please take a look.

  14. Karina
    August 19, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    Ive been sitting here all day trying to make the bunny ears ! And its a total fail for me ! It just will not come out ! Can you do a video of it ???

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Hi Karina,

      Please take a good look at the step by step pictures provided. Are you a beginner? Then please look up how to work single crochet increases and decreases(sc2tog) on Youtube.

  15. Danielle
    January 6, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    Done and dusted… am going to make a few in each size… Loooove it 😊

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      Author
      January 6, 2019 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you. I am really glad you like the pattern.

  16. Pauline
    February 11, 2019 / 9:47 am

    Thanks for your free patterns. My daughter love it so much

  17. Christy
    March 30, 2019 / 12:09 am

    I just finished my first one and I see many more in my future. Thank you for the great pattern.

  18. Dana Frasso
    April 4, 2019 / 5:19 am

    Im working on second tie. Why are instructions different? Do I start it off like the first one?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 4, 2019 / 9:46 am

      Did you mean the second bunny ear? It is different because while the first one is started from the tip, the second one is worked from the base to the tip.

  19. Normala
    April 26, 2019 / 6:48 pm

    Thank you for this awesome pattern and clear instructions! I have made a few already.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 26, 2019 / 7:03 pm

      Yay! I am so glad to hear that. Thank you for visiting my blog :).

  20. June 29, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    What colors did you use for this pattern? A friend of mine wanted me to make these for her employee’s baby shower and she really likes the colors that you made yours in.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      June 30, 2019 / 11:08 pm

      Hi Rebecca, I don’t remember the color names, but the mint and white were from Snuggy Wuggly by Loops and threads and the peach from Sweet Delight Baby yarn from Hobby Lobby. I hope that helps.

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