Friday, February 3, 2012

Crochet Headband Pattern {Shells & Ribbon}

As I sit here and type this....I am looking out our school room/comp room window and its beautiful and sunny out.  I still can't believe this fabulous weather we are having.  This time of year its normally cloudy and rain, rain, rain.  I'm loving it but hoping it does not effect the fabulous spring/summer produce here......I can't wait for cherries and berries.  Yum!!

This crochet headband was inspired by my daughter { lets be real here...most of my stuff is ;) }
I have noticed that when she goes to ballet and jazz she always wants to accessorize and wear something super cute and fun in her hair.  Because of that I am often finding myself making lots of new hair things for her....which explains the big basket of hair accessories in her room. : D

This is a pretty basic pattern.  I pinned it back farther in her hair for dance but she wears it more towards her hairline when her hair is down.  I love that you can do this one in a basic color and then just weave in different ribbons or lace to change it up.  Its like having five or six different headbands in one. :)
Since this pattern is very easy and works up quick, they are great for holiday and birthday gifts and can easily be customized to fit the child you are making it for and their style. 

Crochet Headband {Shells & Ribbon}

You may sell things made from my personal patterns BUT DO NOT sell my patterns as your own work.  If you sell something made from one of my patterns please credit me for the pattern, Thanks in advance!! :)

Written in US Crochet Terms

What you will need:

5.00mm hook {or hook needed for proper sizing}

Small amount of yarn, I like a sturdy wool or cotton blend

Ribbon for weaving 

Needle for weaving ends

Stitches Used:

single crochet {sc}
half double crochet {hdc}
double crochet {dc}

~~Note:  This pattern is made for an 8 ~9 year old but children's heads and people's crochet gauges do vary.  The best thing to do is to chain a multiple of six and then check it against the child's head to insure a proper fit.  The chain should fit snuggly but not so much so that you can't slip it off and on their head. :)

ch 60

Being careful not to twist your yarn join into a circle. 

Round 1:
ch 2
skip 1, hdc in the next
*ch 1, skip 1, hdc in the next* repeat from * to * around 
End with a ch 1 and join with a slip stitch into the ch 2 space of the beginning ch 2

Round 2:
ch 1, skip 2, 7 dc in the next, skip 2
* sc, skip 2, 7dc in the next, skip 2*
Repeat from * to * around 
slip stitch into the ch 1 space 

You can end it here and have a thinner headband or you can do another round of shells.  I decided to do another round of shells for mine. 

Optional Round 3:
7dc in the ch 1 space that you did the slip stitch into in the previous round, yes, its a tight fit. 
*sc in the dc that is at the top of the shell, 7 dc in the next ch 1 space*
Repeat from * to * around
You will end with a sc in the dc in the top of the last shell from the previous round and then slip stitch into each dc to work your way to the next ch one.
Finish off your end at that point and weave in.  I have you end there because it creates a more finished look with the shells. 

Weave your ribbon into the spaces created in round 1 and get ready to make lots of these or to buy lots of different ribbon to change the look up. ;)  You could always whip up your own ribbon buy using fabric to sew ribbon strips as well.  

If you are wearing it to dance class, secure with some bobby pins just in case :)  
Please excuse my sad ballet bun....some days they come out great, other days not so much lol 
I love how cute the big bow looks after you weave in the ribbon, it adds a bit of fun to the headband. 

I am hoping to get another quick post done today and another this weekend.  We shall see how that goes.  Victoria is thankfully feeling better today, not 100% but better.  I owe that to all the fresh juice she drank that I have been juicing for her.  Its amazing what lots of fresh juice and fruits and veggies can do for your with healing.  Hopefully tomorrow she will be back to her old self in time to go out and be amazing in the dance shows tomorrow. :)


  1. this one is so cute !!!! Sierra is beautiful :-) thanks for the pattern


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