Flower Headband – Free Crochet Pattern

Posted by on August 26, 2010 in Crochet | 8 comments

One of my daughters wanted me to crochet her a headband with a flower – and it had to be a buttercup! No pressure! LOL This is what I came up with. Not bad for my first attempt. I may try to tweak it later, just to make the part that goes under the hair a little thinner. Let me know what you think. 



Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn – 1 skein “Aloe”
Sugar & Cream Cotton yarn – 1 skein “Vanilla Bouquet”
Size “I” crochet hook
1/2″ Soft Stretch Elastic

Cut elastic to 20.5″. Measure around head and sew to make a ring. (You can easily make this adult size by adding anothe 2″ to the elastic. You will also need to add extra stitches to the pattern (which is very easy to do).

With green yarn:
Attach yarn, to elastic, with sc, (ch1, sc around elastic), repeat 65 times, ch1.
Flip headband around (turn, keeping the stitches you just crocheted on top). You will now be crocheting back around the opposite direction.
Sc in ch1 space, (ch1, sc in next ch1 space), repeat around to beginning. Fasten off.


With yellow:
ch5, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: ch1, 10 sc in ring, join with slip stitch to 1st sc. (do not turn)
Round 2: ch3, (2dc, ch3, slip stitch) in same stitch, skip next sc, *(slip stitch, ch3, 2dc, ch3, slip stitch) in next sc, skip next sc, repeat from * 3 more times, join with slip stitch to beg sl stitch. (5 petals)

I tied flower to headband with the yarn ends.

Happy Crocheting!


  1. >Thank you so much for sharing this. I've been looking for a headband pattern to make some for my 16 month old (trying to put that first haircut off just a little longer…..as if that will keep her from growing up so fast) I've never seen any using elastic and it's such a brilliant idea!

  2. >Glad you like it. I'd love to see pics when you're done.

  3. I just found it and had to make it right away, thank you!!


  4. Looking forward to making these for my four granddaughters ranging from age 14 to 4.

  5. Love this flower! I also tried it with making the petal in every stitch instead of every other stitch. It makes for a nice layered, rippled look.

  6. Would this work for a baby also just cutting off measurement for newborn or toddler size then proceeding with remainder of pattern with slight adjustments (not 65 repeats) as eleastic would be smaller! Cute pattern – love it. Going to try flower for sure for other headbands but would love to try for baby/toddler size. Many tks.

    • Yes! You could definitely cut the elastic smaller and just adjust the stitches to the length of the elastic.


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