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Do you love a versatile accessory that you can wear lots of different ways? This fun summer crochet headband pattern has so many options for you to style however you like!

Not only can you make it in pretty much any yarn you like, you can add tapered ends, keep them straight, make it as long as you like and much more.

Wear it as a headband, hair tie, neck tie, belt, hat band, if you can tie it around something then it is sure to make it look fabulous!

Whether you’re crafting a lightweight piece for the beach or a cozy accessory for cooler evenings, this pattern is designed to help you make a headband that adds a touch of elegance and flair to your style. 

In 3 sizes to fit all: 2.5” – 3” wide, 41.25”-46.5” long (adjustable) you can make one in every colour to suit your whole wardrobe.

In this post you’ll find everything you need to know how to make this boho crochet headband pattern free to view for blog subscribers, along with information including materials, stitches, and a detailed video tutorial.

Read on to find out about the crochet along and Season’s Collection that this design is part of too!

A person wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and a wide-brimmed hat with a pink lace crochet hat band adjusts the brim while looking down.

I adore working with delicate lace stitches in crochet, especially those that use long crochet stitches. I am so excited to introduce this design to you using my new favourite stitch teamed with a simple tapered end for the fingering weight tie and straight for the heavier yarns.

Creating lightweight and sophisticated summer crochet is fast becoming my favourite thing and I’m delighted to have co-ordinating patterns including the Penelope crochet maxi dress pattern.

I also have a matching Francesca skirt pattern that works brilliantly with it and fingering weight top pattern coming soon too! All perfect to crochet one of these easy headbands for adults to match!

  • Quick to make: crochet a headband in no time at all!
  • Versatile Design: Customize and style however you would like it in your choice of yarn.
  • Multiple Styles: wear it with anything to make your whole outfit sing!
  • Simple and sophisticated stitches: using a lace wedge stitch you can create the most intricate of accessories that are much easier than they look!

For this design I went for an adaptation of the traditional wedge stitch because I love the diagonal slant that you get to add interest and texture to the fabric.

By substituting a couple of stitches for chains instead we can create a stunning lace version that is perfect for this Summer crochet headband!

Headband, Neck Tie, Belt or Hat Band or….

The thing I love to offer with my designs is the option to tailor it to suit you (or whoever you’re making it for!).

So essentially this design is a rectangle of crochet lace that we can make to any length, with or without tapered ends (making it easier to tie around your head or neck) that can be made in fingering, sport or worsted weight yarn.

Whilst I’ve shown lots of ways to wear it I’m sure that there are plenty more that I haven’t thought of – do let me know how you choose to wear yours!

The pattern includes information about making it in all the above yarn weights and the step by step video shows how to create both end options.

Getting Started: Materials Needed for Your Crochet Headband

Sizing

3 sizes to fit all: 2.5” – 3” wide, 41.25”-46.5” long (adjustable)

Yarn

To crochet the summer headband I used Comfy Yarn by WeCrochet which is 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic. I used the Fingering, Sport and Worsted weight options.

The pattern can be made in any of the following yarn weights:

Comfy Fingering Weight: (218yds / 200m /50g): each headband needs approximately 70yds, 1 ball

Comfy Sport Weight: (136yds / 124m /50g): each headband needs approximately 80yds, 1 ball

Comfy Worsted Weight: (109yds / 100m /50g): each headband needs approximately 87yds, 1 ball

Yarn amounts are approximate and will depend on the length you choose to create.

Comfy yarn is the ultimate solution for stunning summer makes. The breathability and softness of Pima cotton allow for easy wearing while the touch of acrylic microfiber adds just the right amount of elasticity.

This blend offers a cotton-based yarn that has superior wearability and longevity, as well as easy care, which you are sure to appreciate over the years.

Check our handy yarn weight chart and guide to find out more about different weights of yarns.

You can use any yarn that you like for your hair tie or belt bearing in mind that you need to make sure you meet the gauge. Some other great options are:

  • Fingering weight option: Stroll by WeCrochet, 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, (231yds/211m/50g)
  • Sport weight option: Galileo by WeCrochet, 50% Merino Wool, 50% Viscose from Bamboo, (131yds/120m/50g)
  • Worsted weight option: Shine Worsted by WeCrochet, 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber, (75yds/68.5m/50g)

Other Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

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Video Tutorial: Follow Along to Crochet Your Headband

Step by Step Video Tutorial

Come along as I crochet the headband in this step-by-step video tutorial.

Included in the video tutorial:

We begin by creating the lace wedge stitch section for the headband. This two row repeat is all you need to create the thin rectangle version of the headband.

If you would like to add tapered ends then I will show you how to add these at either end using single crochet stitches and then finish with a simple border around the whole thing.

Crochet Terms You’ll Need to Know

Glossary and Abbreviations

beg – beginning

blo – back loop only

ch(s) – chain(s)

ch-sp(s) – chain space(s)

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sp – space

ss/sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

WS – wrong side

Yoh – yarn over hook

Stitches

The pattern is written in standard US terms and uses the following crochet stitches:

sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)

dc – double crochet (UK tr – treble crochet)

dtr – double treble crochet (UK str – triple treble crochet)

Special Stitches

LWS – Lace Wedge Stitch

A set of 2 rows including a FLWS (forward lace wedge stitch) and RLWS (return lace wedge stitch).

FLWS – Forward Lace Wedge Stitch

Ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, skip next ch, dc in next ch, ch1, skip next ch, dtr in next ch.

RLWS – Return Lace Wedge Stitch

Sc in 2nd ch of FLWS, ch1, skip next ch, dc in next ch of FLWS, ch1, skip next ch, dtr in next ch of FLWS.

Dtr2tog – Double Treble Two Together

Yoh 3 times, insert hook into next stitch. Yoh and pull through stitch, (yoh and pull through two loops on the hook) three times [2 loops left on hook]. Yoh 3 times, insert hook into next stitch. Yoh and pull through stitch, (yoh and pull through two loops on the hook) three times [3 loops left on hook]. Yoh and pull through all loops on the hook.

Variations and Ideas

The headband can be made as a straight strip of lace – this is recommended and shown in worsted and sport weights. It can also be made with tapered ends (shown in fingering weight) to tie at the front and back of the head or around the neck.

You can make either version, in any yarn weight, to any length!

Before you dive into crocheting your headband, take a moment to read through the pattern notes—it’s a game-changer!

These handy insights will not only simplify your pattern-reading journey but also ensure a smoother crochet experience. You’ll find helpful tips on deciphering the sizing, and tips on turning your work.

Trust me, a quick peek at these notes will set you up for crochet success!

  • A ch1 at the beg does not count as a st.
  • A ch5 at the beg does count as a st.
  • The pattern is worked in turned rows.
  • Read through the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Make sure that you are familiar with all of the stitches in the abbreviations list before you begin.
  • Stitch counts are given in [ ] at the end of each Row. If no stitch count is given, then the count is the same as the previous Row.
  • The pattern is in US crochet terms.

Eloise Summer Crochet Headband Pattern

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Pattern Gauge

Worsted: 2 Lace Wedges = 3″ by 3″ using 5mm hook

Sport: 2 Lace Wedges = 2.75″ by 2.75″ using 4mm hook

Fingering: 2 Lace Wedges = 2.5″ by 2.5″ using 3.5mm hook

See below for written swatch details.

Making a crochet gauge swatch is particularly important when crocheting garments to ensure that it ends up the desired size.

Gauge Swatch:

Foundation chain: ch 14

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *FLWS, skip next 5chs, sc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn. [2 FLWS]

Row 2: ch5 (counts as dtr), sc in sc of FLWS, work a RLWS along the 5chs of FLWS from previous row, sc in sc of last FLWS, sc in 2nd ch of last FLWS, ch1, skip next ch of last FLWS, dc in next ch of last FLWS, ch1, skip next ch of last FLWS, dtr2tog over last ch of FLWS and last st of row, turn. Reminder – a LWS = 2 rows.

Row 3: ch1, sc in 1st st, *FLWS, skip next 5sts, sc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you have enough to measure and be sure your gauge is correct.

US Terminology

LACE STITCH FOR MAIN BODY

Work the following LWS for the whole or just the centre of the headband as desired.

Foundation chain: ch 14

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *FLWS, skip next 5chs, sc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn. [2 FLWS]

Row 2: ch5 (counts as dtr), sc in sc of FLWS, work a RLWS along the 5chs of FLWS from previous row, sc in sc of last FLWS, sc in 2nd ch of last FLWS, ch1, skip next ch of last FLWS, dc in next ch of last FLWS, ch1, skip next ch of last FLWS, dtr2tog over last ch of FLWS and last st of row, turn. Reminder – a LWS = 2 rows.

Row 3: ch1, sc in 1st st, *FLWS, skip next 5sts, sc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 3 and 4 create the Set Pattern for the Headband.

STRAIGHT VERSION (worsted and sport):

Rows 5-62: Repeat the Set Pattern for the Headband.

TAPERED VERISON (fingering):

Rows 5-28: Repeat the Set Pattern for the Headband.

You can work as many repeats as you like to change the length.

STRAIGHT VERSION

Break yarn, block to measurements and weave in all ends to finish.

TAPERED VERSION

Continue with yarn after you complete Row 28, turn.

Rows 29-40: ch1, sc in each across, turn. [13]

Row 41: sc2tog, sc in 9, sc2tog, turn. [11]

Rows 42-52: ch1, sc in each across, turn.

Row 53: sc2tog, sc in 7, sc2tog, turn. [9]

Rows 54-64: ch1, sc in each across, turn.

Row 65: sc2tog, sc in 5, sc2tog, turn. [7]

Rows 66-76: ch1, sc in each across, turn.

Row 77: sc2tog, sc in 3, sc2tog, turn. [5]

Rows 78-88: ch1, sc in each across, turn.

Row 89: sc2tog, sc in 1, sc2tog, turn. [3]

Rows 90-100: ch1, sc in each across, turn.

Break the yarn. Rejoin yarn to the first chain of the Foundation Chain of the Lace Stitch.

Repeat Rows 29-100 to create a tapered end on this second side of the Headband.

Continue with yarn for Border. Rotate to begin working along the first long edge.

Round 1: sc in side of each row, ch and st around the entire perimeter of the Headband, ss in 1st st to join.

FINISHING

Break yarn, weave in all ends and block to measurements to finish.

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Inspiration: Other Crochet Accessory and Lace Patterns To Try

If you enjoy crocheting delicate lace projects for Summer then you’ll love these too:

Congratulations on completing your summer headband (or whichever version you decide on)! 🌟 Now that you’ve crafted this stunning piece, why stop here? Dive into my other fun crochet accessory patterns, each waiting to be transformed into your next crochet masterpiece.

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