Tapered Flower Headband — A Free Crochet Pattern

I’ve been trying to polish up my site and I realized one of my most popular patterns was full of dead photo links. I also realized it wasn’t even a pattern but just some nice photos of my wearing a bunch of my headbands — pretty much useless to all of you! Instead of just updating the post, which was from three years ago, I figured I’d just start anew and reintroduce it.

This simple crocheted headband is my best-selling product. I sell out of it at Bella Boutique every holiday season. You can’t go wrong — it’s colorful and has a huge flower on it. I also love embellishing the back of the headband with a vintage button.

The pattern is inspired by Knitty.com’s Calorimetry Headband, which I like, but is really too wide for my head. I also get bored by the ribbing pattern. I wanted something that I could create quickly for my short attention span. I relied on this pattern for the base and then added a simple trim and my own flower pattern, instructions for which can be found here.

Many thanks to my old friend Laura for taking (and recovering) these shots. She was just starting out her photography business when these were taken and they are lovely!

Tapered flower headband | A free crochet pattern from Alaska Knit Nat
© Laura Stennett Photography

I originally made two versions of this pattern, one with worsted yarn and the other while crocheting two strands of worsted at the same time. I prefer the double stranded version because it’s fuller looking. You can do a single strand but you may have to extend the ends by a couple of rows.

Tapered flower headband | A free crochet pattern from Alaska Knit Nat
© Laura Stennett Photography

Tapered Flower Headband — A Free Crochet Pattern 

Materials:

Size J crochet hook

Two colors of worsted yarn, I prefer Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand.

One medium button

Darning needle

Thread

Tapered flower headband | A free crochet pattern from Alaska Knit Nat
© Laura Stennett Photography

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

dc= double crochet

dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together

sc = single crochet

sl = slip stitch

*Crochet two strands of the same color throughout the pattern*

Instead of increasing/decreasing on the outer edges of the work, you’ll be increasing/decreasing in the middle of the work every other row.

Tapered flower headband | A free crochet pattern from Alaska Knit Nat
© Laura Stennett Photography

With main color, ch 4. Dc into third stitch from hook. Dc into last stitch. 2 ch, turn. (2 st)

Dc across, 2 ch, turn, (2 sts.)

2 Dc in each stitch across (4 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

Dc in first st, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last st. ch 2, turn. (6 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

Dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn (8 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

DC in first 3 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last 3 st, ch 2, turn (10 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

DC in first 4 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last 4 sts, ch 2, turn (12 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

DC in first 5 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last 5 sts, ch 2, turn (14 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

** THIS PART IS DIFFERENT** Dc in first 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last 7 sts, ch 2, turn (15 st)

Dc across all stitches

Begin decrease as follows:

Dc in first 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn (14 sts)

Dc across all stitches

Dc in first 5 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn (12 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

Dc in first 4 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn. (10 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

Dc in first 3 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn (8 sts)

Dc across all stitches

Dc in first 2 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn (6 sts.)

Dc across all stitches

Dc into first stitch, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc into last stitch, ch 2, turn (4 sts)

Dc across

Dc2tog, dc2tog, ch 2, turn, (2 sts.)

Dc across

Now is the time to measure this around your head. If it’s not quite long enough, repeat the last row until it’s the length you need. Make a knot and weave in ends.

With contrasting color, sl into one of the end stitches. Sc three four times into the end (to create a button hole), then sc all the way around the headband. Sl to first sc. Tie knot and weave in ends.

Sew the button onto the non-buttonhole end of the headband.

Tapered flower headband | A free crochet pattern from Alaska Knit Nat
© Laura Stennett Photography

Follow this tutorial for the flower instructions. Using a darning needle and a piece of the contrasting yarn, secure the flower on the top of the headband, a little off to the side. I like to try on the headband first and determine in the mirror where it should go.

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7 thoughts on “Tapered Flower Headband — A Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Hi, Great pattern but I am having trouble where is says “this is different….is the a difference between Dc and dc….otherwise isn’t that line of stitches just double croshet all the way acress?

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