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.

AgeFits Head
Circumference 
(inches)
0-3 Months13
3-6 Months15
6-12 Months17
1-3 Yrs18
3-7 Yrs19
7-15 Yrs19 1/2
Adult21 

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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45 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. Ashley
    October 3, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    Maybe it’s common knowledge but I’d rather ask and do it right …. are we supposed to slip stitch and chain or anything after Finishing the first round of esc ?

    • Ashley
      October 3, 2019 / 12:33 pm

      I’m sorry I think I figured it out. Thank you for the pattern.

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