Well, the date for my first craft show appearance is rapidly approaching but I am making myself pause from that preparation to post a free pattern today!
I am attempting to use as much of my yarn stash as I can to create items to sell. It has grown quite a bit since I began crocheting 5 years ago… But I’m sure many of you have the same “problem!” I rediscovered a lot of great yarns and colors that have been stuffed away and forgotten about. It has been a lot of fun mixing and matching!
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So what am I doing with all of this yarn? Well, I settled on churning out a bunch of baby headbands!
I plan to adorn them with some sort of cute decoration, but I just wanted to get the headband portion out of the way first. Sometimes you just want to get right to it and not fuss over which pattern to use, especially since they are so quick to whip up. The real fun is in creating the decoration anyway!
What is also great about baby headbands is that they are simple to make and a low cost item to offer for sale. I made so many already that I have finally nailed down a simple, basic pattern and turned it into a cheat sheet for easy reference.
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All of the yarn I used was size 4 worsted. Of course, there are still slight variations in the sizing. For example, I used Vanna’s Choice in a few different colors, and one color came out one size larger than all the others, so be sure to double check the size of your headband just to be safe! But overall, almost all of the headbands I made came out in their intended size.
I used a size H hook and double crochet stitches. The bands are nice and stretchy and I included the approximate range of stretch in the cheat sheet as well as the number of rows I settled on for each size. Tip: If your starting chain comes out too tight (you’ll notice this if the chain side does not stretch as much as the last row of the headband) just go up a hook size.
I’m pretty sure this is going to be my go-to headband moving forward, especially since I’ve made so many I don’t think I have to worry about forgetting the pattern any time soon. When craft fair day arrives, I will be sure to take a picture of the final display and share it here!
And now for the pattern!
- Chain the number of chains for the size you are making. Join.
- Ch 2 and dc in each ch. Join to first dc. Turn.
- Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Join to first dc. Turn.
- Repeat round 3 one or two more times depending on desired headband width.
- Finish off, weave in ends, and add a decoration of your choice!
Another option is to fdc (foundation double crochet) the required number of stitches instead of chaining. Doing this will count as row 1.
I hope this pattern is helpful to you. As always, if you have any questions just leave a comment!
Barron’s Bold Baby Crochet Book – $18.24
Annie’s Super Simple Crochet Stitch Patterns Book – $7.99