Hippie Chic Easy Crochet Headband Pattern

The Hippie Chic Headband is an easy crochet headband pattern using a simple variation on the classic granny square. The pattern is available in four child and adult sizes, and includes ties so you can further adjust fit. The Hippie Chic Headband is forever free on my blog, but it is also available as part of the deeply discounted My Handmade Wardrobe pattern bundle through April 22, 2023, so read on for details!

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The My Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Crochet Pattern Bundle is a quarterly event organized by Susanna from Fosbas Designs and featuring accessories and garments so you can create and wear your own crochet wardrobe. (The Benita One-Skein Scarf was my contribution to January’s event.)

My contribution for this quarter’s My Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Crochet Pattern Bundle is the Hippie Chic easy crochet headband pattern. Folks who know me in person know that I’m not one to fuss about my hair. I generally just part it, brush it, (optional: braid it) and go. But recently I got a hair cut which made it a bit too short for a braid, but a bit too long to wear down, and I’ve found myself constantly brushing hair out of my face. Enter the Hippie Chic Headband.

This easy crochet headband pattern is perfect for keeping wispy hairs out of your face, hiding a bad hair day, and just generally looking cute as you do your errands. It’s also great if it isn’t quite cold enough for a hat but you’d still like to keep your ears covered.

For my version, I used King Cole Beaches DK, which is a lovely self striping yarn in the Beaches family. Beaches DK is available at your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts or Wool Warehouse UK. You can also get the same yarn in jumbo skeins as Tropical Beaches DK (available at LoveCrafts | Wool Warehouse UK) for larger projects. Both are the self-striping versions of the same family of yarns as Paradise Beaches DK (in standard skeins in solid colors) and Island Beaches DK (in standard skeins in semi-solid colors). I love the softness of these yarns for any project that will touch the skin!

Scroll down for the free crochet pattern for the Hippie Chic Headband. There are three ways to participate in the April My Handmade Wardrobe Blog Hop and Crochet Pattern Bundle.

  • You can buy the My Handmade Wardrobe Crochet Pattern Bundle, which includes all 15 patterns for less than 60 cents each, through April 22, 2023. If you use my affiliate link to make your purchase, I’ll send you your choice of 2 additional patterns or ebooks from my Ravelry shop for free! Details on how to claim this extra bonus will be emailed to you when you buy the My Handmade Wardrobe Crochet Pattern Bundle, or you can email me at marie AT undergroundcrafter DOT com with your receipt and a list of patterns or ebooks you’d like to receive.
  • Visit each designer’s post through April 19, 2023, as some will also include a limited-time coupon code to get the pattern at a discount. You can grab the ad-free PDF for the Hippie Chic Headband for 50% off through 11:59 pm Eastern on April 20, 2023. Get the coupon code in the My Handmade Wardrobe roundup post on Fosbas Designs, or click on the button below to add the pattern with coupon code to your cart on Ravelry.

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Hippie Chic Headband

Easy Crochet Headband Pattern by Underground Crafter

This easy crochet headband pattern starts with simple granny squares. Crocheted ties allow you adjust the fit.

Finished Sizes

  • Child (Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Adult Medium shown on a mannequin with 22.5” (57 cm) head circumference.
    • Child: 18.5” (47 cm) headband length + 10” (25.5 cm) strap x 3.5″ (9 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 18.5” (47 cm) headband length + 11” (28 cm) strap x 3.5″ (9 cm) height.
    • Adult Medium: 21.5” (54.5 cm) headband length + 11” (28 cm) strap x 3.5″ (9 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 21.5” (54.5 cm) headband length + 12” (30.5 cm) strap x 3.5″ (9 cm) height.
  • Sizing tip: Choose a headband length that is 1” to 3” (2.5 cm to 7.5 cm) smaller than the head circumference.

Materials

  • King Cole Beaches DK yarn (70% acrylic/30% polyamide, 3.5 oz/100 g, 278 yd/255 m) – 1 skein in 4282 Pearl Beach, or approximately 255 yd (233.5 m) in any light weight yarn.
  • US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Motif = 3” (7.5 cm) square in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Yarn Obsession has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • + Repeat instructions after plus sign as indicated.
  • [] – Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Work stitches within parentheses into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Motif – Make 5 (5, 6, 6)

  • Ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, join with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc. – 3 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, ending last repeat after **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc. – 7 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, ending last repeat after **, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc. – 13 sts on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Join Motifs

  • Using long yarn tail from the end of each Motif, join Motifs together to form a row with slip stitch seam (see video below) on RS, starting in ch-2 sp, working across all 13 sts on each side, and into next ch-2 sp.
  • If you can’t see the slip stitch seam video tutorial above, click HERE to watch it on Facebook.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on WS.

Edging

  • With RS facing, join with sl st to top (right or left side) corner ch-2 sp and begin working along long edge.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 4 sts, [scBL in next ch-1 sp, scBL in next st] 3 times, scBL in next 3 sts, sc in next ch-2 sp,** work sc2tog into same and next ch-2 sp, sc into same ch-2 sp; repeat from * across to last Motif, repeat from * to **, ch 2, sc in same ch-2 sp, turn to work along short edge, scBL in next 4 sts, [scBL in next ch-1 sp, scBL in next st] 3 times, scBL in next 3 sts,+ (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, turn to work along long edge, rep from * to +, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first sc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in each st across to corner ch-2 sp,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, ending last repeat after **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, ch 1, join with sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first sc.
  • Do not fasten off.

Strap 1

  • Begin working in rows along short edge.
  • Row 1: Turn to WS, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp. (19 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, [sc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] across to last 2 sts, sc2tog. – 17 sts
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog (in first sc + ch-1 sp), ch 1, skip 1 st, [sc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] across to last ch-1 sp, sc2tog (in ch-1 sp + next sc). – 15 sts (decreases by 2 sts)
  • Rows 4-8: Repeat Row 3, 5 times until stitch count measures 5.
  • Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog (in first sc + ch-1 sp), ch 1, skip 1 st, sc2tog (in ch-1 sp + next sc). – 3 sts

Form Tie

  • Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, sc in next st.
  • Repeat Row 10 until Tie measures approximately 10” (11”, 11”, 12”)/25.5 cm (28 cm, 28 cm, 30.5 cm) long. Fasten off.

Strap 2

  • Join with sl st to corner on opposite short side. Repeat as for Strap 1.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block (see Pattern Notes).
© 2023 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2023/04/18/hippie-chic-easy-crochet-headband-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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