Crochet Headband Pattern – Balmoral

Regardless of your hairstyle, this easy crochet headband pattern is a versatile and chic way to elevate your look. Simply choose your colors to match your outfits. Also, feel free to add a few stripes to make it more cheerful for the summer. Thus, a nice stashbuster!

The crocheted headband ties at the back of the head for a comfortable fit making it a go-to hair accessory for the summer or any other time of the year.

Keep it handy in your purse or the glove compartment of your car to have it handy for when the occasion calls.

It’s another addition to my crochet cross stitch pattern collection, and perfect for beginners who are comfortable with making the cross stitch.

How to Wear a Crocheted Headband that Ties at the Back

Use this simple band to complete the look you want to achieve; whether you have long or short hair or whether you like to wear it up or down.

To wear it with long hair down simply part your hair or pin it up slightly and then place the headband over the pins and tie it at the back to keep your hair out of your face. This is great for cold and windy days when you need to keep your hair out of your face but still want to wear it down.

If you’re a ponytail person, put your ponytail up and wrap the headband around the head for extra security. This is especially nice for those with frizzy hair as it helps to keep the hair tame.

Adjusting the Size

The finished measurement is 46″ long by 2.5″ wide. The size is easy to customize lengthwise and widthwise from child to adult sizes.

The length for this is perfect for tying a double knot at the back of the head. If you’re a bow person and want to tie a bow you will need to increase the length. You can do this simply by increasing your starting chains in the multiple provided.

The width is only 2.5 inches. But again, that is easy to customize by doing more or less of the pattern rows as long as you end with Pattern rows 2 and 3.

Recommended Yarn

For this headband crochet pattern, I used Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns. I like this yarn for the summer because it is lightweight and stretchy, making it perfect for summer headbands. Plus, it contains 52% cotton which helps to keep you cool in warm weather.

Feel free to substitute your favorite headband yarn and then adjust the starting chains and number of rows to achieve the size you want.

Cotton Fair

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How It’s Made

The pattern is worked lengthwise across the long rows. This gives you two rows of cross stitches that go over the head to keep your hair in place.

However, you can just as easily work this pattern across the short rows to give you a slightly different and more lacy look. Plus, working it over the short rows will result in a stretchier band as well.

Both sides of the fabric look great, so choose the side you like best before working the final edge.

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Balmoral – Crochet Headband

This easy crochet headband pattern is worked in a long strip and ties at the back for a comfortable fit. Plus, it can be customized for any size from child to adult.
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  • Yarn: Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns (Fine, #2; 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic; 317yds/290m; 3.5oz./100g) Color: Gray, 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: 3.50mm
  • Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 22 sts = 5".
  • Finished Size: 46" by 2.5".



  • Ch 201, or any multiple of 2 + 1.
  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [200 sts]
  • Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) into first st, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts; sk next st, sc in the last 2 sts. Turn. [99 ch-1 sps]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st and ch-1 sp across. Turn. [200 sts]
  • Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, *sk next st, hdc in next st, backtrack and hdc in skipped st; rep from * across to the last 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts. Turn. [200 sts]
  • Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [200 sts]
  • Rows 6-9: Rep Rows 2-5.
  • Rows 10-11: Rep Rows 2 and 3.


  • Choose which side you want as the right side, then work the edging from that side.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.


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