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Striped Crochet Headband Pattern

This striped crochet headband pattern is shown in the US patriotic colors of red, white, and blue. It’s simply a long rectangle that you can tie at the back for a comfortable fit.

With a pattern like this you don’t need to worry about size, thus making it perfect for gifting to friends and family. On top of that, it’s quick and easy to crochet, and you don’t need much yarn to make it.

Striped crochet headband pattern shown in red, white and blue colors.
Striped Crochet Headband Pattern

The Pattern

The moss stitch is beginner friendly as you only need to know the single crochet and chain one spaces. It is a simple multiple of two for your starting chains, and worked in a two-row repeat.

I changed colors after each row, but you could also do the color changes after every two rows, or even work it in a single color design if you like. I did mine for seven rows, but if you decide to change colors after every two rows, then I would go with only six rows.

Moss stitch shown up close.

Finished Size

The finished Size is 41 by 2.5 inches, but can easily be adjusted as needed. It will stretch out as you wear it, so that is something to keep in mind. It is shown with one knot tied at the back.

If you’re making this for the winter you could double the length for a double wrap around the head to not only keep your hair back, but to keep your ears and head warm as well.

The Yarn

For this design I chose a cotton yarn called Nurture by Euro Baby. The yarn is a DK weight (#3), 100% cotton yarn. It’s a soft yarn and perfect for wearables, such as this crochet headband.

I got my Nurture at YarnCandyBargains: Nurture by Euro Baby. Unfortunately, the yarn has been discontinued. As a substitute, you could try the Amigurumi Mercerized Light Worsted Cotton 3 here and here, also available in the same shop.

If you are making this for the winter, any acrylic yarn or even wool will work just as well. Just make sure to adjust the hook size to match the yarn if you switch to a different weight.

Nurture by Euro Baby

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Striped crochet headband pattern shown in red, white and blue colors.

Striped Crochet Headband Pattern

Crochet this striped headband in any three of your favorite colors. Or, choose a solid color, which would look just as lovely.
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Materials

  • Yarn: Nurture by Euro Baby (100% Cotton Yarn (DK #3) 3.52oz/100g – 219yds/200m – Colors: Red – 1 skein, White – 1 skein, Blue – 1 skein – I used leftovers
  • Crochet Hooks: H/5.00mm, G/4.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 16 sts/chs = 4".
  • Finished Size: 41" by 2.5". (Headband will stretch as you wear it. It is shown with one knot tied at the back.)

Abbreviations

  • CA = Color A – Red
  • CB = Color B – White
  • CC = Color C – Blue
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right Side
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
  • WS = Wrong Side

Color Changes

  • Work the stitch as normal until the last step and you have two loops left on hook; drop the old color, pick up the new color and draw through both loops to complete the stitch.
  • Carry unused yarn up along the sides.

Color Sequence

  • Change color after each row as follows:
  • Starting Chains and Row 1: CA, Red
  • Row 2: CB, White
  • Row 3: CC, Blue
  • Row 4: CA, etc.

Instructions

  • With H hook, ch 160, or any multiple of 2.
  • Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. Turn. [79 ch-1 sps]
  • Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first st, sc into first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st, sc in last st. Turn. [78 ch-1 sps]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. Turn. [79 ch-1 sps]
  • Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Edging

  • Choose any color for the edging, I used CB.
  • Rnd 1: With RS facing and with G hook (or hook needed to keep the edge flat,) ch 1, sc evenly around, working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st around working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.

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