Brilliant Cross Stitch Headband

Here is a very simple cross stitch crochet headband pattern to keep your hair back. It can be worn with both short or long hair. And it’s perfect for any outfit, simply choose your color to match and you’ll be all set for your next event.

The headband crochet pattern is worked in three simple rounds to keep it nice and narrow. Not only does this work up quick and easy, but it also makes for a nice stashbuster, as you only need a small amount of yarn.

Plus, it is the perfect gift idea for all the girls and women in your circle of friends and family.

Another bonus is that it doesn’t take up much space. It’ll fit nicely inside your purse, or even a pocket to have it handy wherever you go.

Finished Size

This crochet headband pattern is given in one size to fit an adult small/medium. In a multiple of 3 for the starting chains, you can adjust this to any size from child to adult sizes.

To determine your size, take measurements of your head circumference and then make the band about 1-2 inches smaller for a nice comfortable fit.

The width also, is super easy to adjust simply by doing more repeats of the pattern rounds.

Recommended Yarn

Originally, I crocheted this up in Patons Brilliant. However, the yarn has been discontinued.

In going through my stash to see what I could use as a substitute, the best yarn I could find was Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns. It’s not quite as stretchy as I remember the Brilliant yarn to be, but it still came out fairly comfortable to wear.

If you need to make a substitution, try to look for a #2 or #3 stretchy yarn.

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The Stitch Pattern

The crochet headband is worked with the triple crochet cross stitch and a triple crochet in between the cross stitch to give it a nice open lace.

To make the cross stitch, skip a stitch and then work a triple crochet into the next stitch. Then come back and triple crochet into the skipped stitch,

When you come back to triple crochet into the skipped stitch, there are three ways in which you can work the stitch to obtain a different look each time.

  • 1.) Insert your hook and work the stitch as normal to encase the previous stitch. This is what I did and it gives you almost a v-stitch look.
  • 2.) Work the second triple crochet entirely in front of the previous triple crochet. this creates a nice cross stitch.
  • 3.) Work the second triple crochet entirely at the back of the previous triple crochet. This also creates a perfect cross stitch, except now the front slant created from the cross stitch is in the opposite direction.

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Crochet this headband pattern to any size you need in a multiple of 3. It's great for kids and adults.
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Skill Level


  • Yarn: Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns (Fine, #2; 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic; 317yds/290m; 3.5oz./100g) – Small amount.
  • Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
  • Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 15 sts = 4".
  • Finished Size: 19" circumference.



  • Fsc 72, or any multiple of 3. Join with sl st in first st in first fsc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as st), tr in same st as join, *sk next st, tr in next st, backtrack and tr in skipped st**, tr in next st; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first tr.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off, or do more repeats of Rnds 2 and 3 for a wider headband if desired.

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