Crocus Cross Headband

The Crocus Cross Headband pattern! It’s a crochet headband pattern with warm weather in mind, designed as an accessory or to keep the hair off your face without giving the warmth of a typical crochet headwrap or headband, such as the Tulip Twist earwarmer. Using cotton keeps it cool and the loose stitches make it nice and light.

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I love the look of a bandana with shades and big earrings in the summer, but I didn’t have any yarn lightweight enough to work nicely in a knot. Any recommendations? The gathering at the front of this headband does go some way to having that look! You can download the ad free PDF copy below.

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  • <1 skein of worsted weight cotton yarn
  • 5.5mm hook
  • Scissors and needle for finishing
  • The yarn can be substituted for any of your choice with a corresponding hook, as we are working to a finished item size rather than square gauge.

I recommend the Paintbox Cotton Aran because it’s beautiful and soft, but also comes in over 50 colours! Find yours at LoveCrafts with worldwide shipping.


Stitches used (US terms):

  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Crossed Double Crochet
    • Skip a stitch, work a double crochet
    • Go back and work another double crochet in the skippedstitch, forming a cross

Crochet Headband Pattern

Note – all rows will have the same stitch count of 12.

Row 1 – CH13, work 1 HDC in 2nd CH from hook and to the end of the row, finishing with 12 HDC.

Row 2 – CH3, turn. Skip the 1st stitch and work 1 DC. *CH1, skip, 1 DC* repeat until the end of the row.

Row 3 – CH1, turn. 1 HDC ineach stitch .

Row 4 – CH3, turn. Skip 2stitches, work 1 DC. Go back and work 1 DC in the previously skipped stitch.CH1. Continue the row with crossed DCs with CH1 between each.

Row 5 – CH1, turn. 1 HDC ineach stitch.

Repeat rows 2 – 5 until youhave a length of 19” (or your desired length if you  prefer to make a personalised size).

Finish off and leave a long tail to join your final row to the starting row using your needle.  

Using the remaining tail, work 4 large and spaced out needle stitches down the length of the seam, pull this tight to gather up the seam and pinch in the centre. Secure off and weave in ends.

Finished with your crochet headband pattern! Tag me over on Instagram if you give it a go, or pin for later!

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