This crochet bead and lace tie headband is quick and easy to crochet up. It’s got a bit of an open stitch for a bit of lace, along with a row of textures going across.
The crochet headband ties at the back, making it great for a comfortable fit. And it’s great if you’re making it for gifts, because the size doesn’t have to be exact.
I’ve provided you with two yarn options and hook sizes to make this in two sizes. However, it’s easy to customize. The width of it remains the same, but you can crochet this headband to any length that you want simply by increasing your beginning chains.
The Finished Size
The finished size is 13.5″ from point to point and 2.5″ wide.
If you want a narrower band, you can work it up in a size 3 thread using a smaller crochet hook. I used an E 3.50mm hook with the thread. I started off with 52 chains and followed the pattern. As for the strings, I chained 60. The finished measurement came out half an inch shorter than the original. However, it stretches more, so it’ll even out. As for the width, it came out to 1.75″. Scroll down to below the pattern to see the image.
As for the yarn, I used a cotton polyester blend. I got it on sale at Walmart and bought a whole bunch of it, but I have no idea what brand it is. However, it is about the same thickness as a medium weight yarn.
I worked mine with a 4mm crochet hook, so any yarn that can be worked with that hook should work. Caron Simply Soft is one yarn that comes to mind.
The Stitch Pattern
This crochet headband is worked in rows for the top part. It starts with a row of single crochets, followed by a row of half double crochets and chain one spaces. Then another row of single crochets and then the bead stitch bobbles in the middle row. Then work the next few rows in reverse order.
The bead stitch is a long extension of the single crochet stitch and is very easy to make once you know the basics of crocheting. Here is a photo tutorial on how to make the bead stitch.
If you want to make it pretty, you can work the bead stitch row in a different color yarn.
Crochet Bead and Lace Tie Headband
- Yarn: Any yarn you have on hand. I used a medium weight cotton polyester Blend.
- Crochet Hook: Any hook suitable for your yarn. I used a G/6-4.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 3" across 10 sc sts. (But not that important.)
- Finished Size: 13.5" from point to point and 2.5" wide.
- Bead St = Bead Stitch
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- FO = Fasten Off
- Hdc = Half Double Crochet
- Hk = Hook
- Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
- Rep = Repeat
- RS = Right Side
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
- Sc3tog = Single Crochet 3 Stitches Together
- Sk = Skip
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- WS = Wrong Side
- YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions
- Bear stitch Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
- Bead Stitch
- Ch 40, or any multiple of two. Basically you want the band to reach from ear to ear.
- Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (39 sts)
- Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st; rep from * across. Turn. (19 ch-1 sps)
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch across. Turn. (39 sts)
- Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *work bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across. Turn. (39 sts)
- Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Turn. (39 sts)
- Row 6: Rep row 2
- Row 7: Rep row 3. Do not FO.
Crocheting the Tapered Ends
- First End
- Row 1: Turn your work to work along the end. Sl st into base of last sc made, ch 1 and work 8 sc evenly across the end edge. Turn. (8 sts)
- Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog over the next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn. (6 sts)
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. Turn. (5 sts)
- Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. (3 sts)
- Row 5: Ch 1, sc3tog over the 3 sts. FO.
- Second End
- With RS of work facing, join yarn to right-hand corner on the opposite end. Ch 1 and work 8 sc evenly across the end edge. Rep rows 2 to 5, but Do Not FO, continue with edging.
- *Ch 50 or any number in order to obtain the desired length for the tie-string. Working into back bumps, sl st in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across, with RS facing, sc evenly along side of headband until you get to the tip at the opposite end; rep from * once. FO once you sl st back up to the first tie-string.
Size 3 Thread Headband
- Here it is crocheted up in a Size 3 Crochet Thread. I used an E 3.50mm hook with the thread. I started off with 52 chains and followed the pattern. As for the strings, I chained 60. The finished measurement came out half an inch shorter than the original. However, it stretches more, so it'll even out. As for the width, it came out to 1.75".