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Knot Me Up Headband, Free Crochet Pattern

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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.


Work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

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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.

Check out my 15 minute Knit-Look Ear Warmer here.

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Sarah

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Hi! I am an advanced crocheter and there is definitely something amiss between rows 2-3 of the first bunny ear. In row 2, if you crochet twice in the first chain, chain 1, and turn, as it says, you wind up with two triangles as you leaving two stitches flapping in the wind. Might there be a typo, specifically in row 2? Are you really supposed to leave two stitches blank in that row?

Shehnaaz

Sunday 25th of April 2021

At the end of Row 1, you only have 1 st and in Row 2, you work 2 sc into that single st to get 2 sts. There are no extra sts to work into. Hope that helps.

Madeleine Hodgkins

Monday 15th of February 2021

Hi, would 50 grams be plenty for one of these?

Gabby

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Is the bunny ear pattern the same for all sizes? I made a 0-3mo head hand and the bunny ears seem larger than what you have pictured. I'm also a little confused by the numbering on the pictures for the bunny ears, is it indicating the row? It doesn't look like it has from 7-10 repeating and the decrease begins earlier, with row 9 repeating for the tie rather than row 16.

Thanks

Tammy Fitzsimmons

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

I don't understand how to tie the ears so they sit horizontally instead of vertically.

Shehnaaz

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

First, tie the knot loose and align the ears the way you want before you tighten the knot.

Roxanne

Tuesday 12th of May 2020

Is there a link to click on to print this crochet pattern? If so, could you send me a copy? I would appreciate it so much! Thank you for sharing this pattern. I’m going to try to make some of these headbands for my granddaughter!

Thanks again and God bless, Roxanne

Shehnaaz

Tuesday 12th of May 2020

Hi Roxanne, the pdf is for sale in my Ravelry store here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knot-me-up-headband