Linked Headband

This crochet headband is made by crocheting up links, or mini circles and joining them together as each link is crocheted. It is a fun way to use up scraps, as you can crochet each link with a different color if you like. Thus you could use up all kinds of leftover yarns to whip this up.

Due to the way the links are joined, the finished headband resembles a chain.

Another use for this free crochet pattern is to make a belt to tie around the waist.

Linked Headband
Linked Headband

Finished Size

There is no size given for this crochet headband pattern as you can crochet this to any size you need. Simply continue with the pattern until you have it long enough to comfortably tie it at the back of the head.

If making it for a gift, simply add a few more links to the band to ensure it will be long enough.

The Yarn

I used a size 3 crochet thread to make this crocheted headband. You do not need much, but the amount will depend on the length that you need.

Feel free to experiment with different crochet cotton weights so long as you stick to the same weight within the band.

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How It’s Made

To make this, simply make a series of chains. I made 10 chains and joined them together. Then I worked 2 single crochet stitches into each chain.

Then for the next link and onwards, make your chains and weave them through your previous loop before you join your chains. Then repeat until you have the length you need.

Due to the nature of the headband you will have to block the band before wearing it, as it tends to curl up without it. Blocking instructions are at the end of the pattern.

Instead of making to tie at the back, you could make just enough links to fit over a plastic headband and then hot-glue them on for something different.

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Linked Crochet Headband Pattern

This crochet headband pattern can be crocheted to any size from child to adult sizes.
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  • Yarn: Size 3 Crochet Thread
  • Crochet Hook: 0/3.25 MM (Metal hook)
  • Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.




    • Make enough links until the headband is long enough to tie in the back.


    • Ch 10, join with sl st. Ch 1, work 2 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.
    • After the first link, each link is joined to the previous when the beginning chains are joined with a sl st. Just be careful not to twist the chains as you join them. Also, make sure to thread the chains through the previous link in the same direction each time, as that will allow for the same side of the links to face up when the headband is blocked.

    Blocking Instructions

    • Lay the headband out onto a wet towel, and position the links to face the same direction. If the links are joined together from the same angle, then the right sides of all the links will be facing the same direction.
    • Once positioned, fold the wet towel over the headband and allow to dry.


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