Free Pattern – Sweet & Simple Flower Headband

Designed for the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase

Tame those tresses with a touch of spring! This Sweet and Simple Flower Headband adds a pop of color, with a stretchy ribbed section for a snug fit.

Sweet & Simple Headband - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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Make it in Any Size

The beginner-friendly pattern can be made to any size from infant to adult, and everything in between. The pictures show the 6 month size, but instructions are included for changing both the length and the width as needed.

Make Matching Booties

I received the yarn for this pattern for free from KPC yarn, some time ago at a conference. It’s a soft, DK weight, cotton yarn. I originally used it for my Little Cutie Booties pattern, and had just enough left over for this matching headband. The headband and booties together make a great set for gifting!

Little Cutie Booties - a free pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Laurel Hill Hooks

The folks at Laurel Hill sent me a lovely, ebony crochet hook for free, to try out for this project. Unfortunately, I changed my mind mid-stream about what I would be making, and needed a much smaller hook. I did still try out the Laurel Hill hook though. Read my review for all the details!

Ebony crochet hook from Laurel Hill

2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase

March is International Crochet Month. To celebrate, Marie Segares of Underground Crafter has put together a Designer Showcase. This blog hop event features a different designer every day. Today is my day to be featured and share this free pattern! See all the details at Underground Crafter.

2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase with Underground Crafter

If you crochet, think CGOA!

All the designers participating in this event are members of the Crochet Guild of America. Through local chapter events, online discussions, and of course the annual conference I’ve met so many wonderful people and learned so much. It’s also shown me just how wonderfully diverse the world of crochet can be!

As a professional, the connections I’ve made at CGOA have been invaluable, but it’s the friends I’ve made that I treasure most. CGOA is a great resource for crocheters of all skill levels and interests. Whether you’re new to crochet, or are into amigurumi, freeform, lace, colorwork, or something else, CGOA has something for you. If you crochet, think CGOA!

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Sweet & Simple Flower Headband

Project-Level-Basic - Craft Yarn Council Standards

Add this to your Ravelry Queue


  • KPC Glencoul DK yarn (yardage indicated is for 6 month size)
    • 2-5 yds Lucky Heather (purple)
    • 2-5 yds Parakeet (green)
    • 15 yds Forest Fruit (pink)
  • Size G / 4 mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry Needle

Project Level

Basic: Simple stitches, sc2tog decrease, working in rows and rounds, working in back loop only.


Can be made to any size. Sample shown in 0-6 month size.


Use pattern as gauge swatch – ribbing section should measure about 3/4 inches x 3 inches, without stretching. Exact gauge is not critical and size can be easily adjusted as needed.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
ch-1 sp = chain 1 space
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
rnd = round
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

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To make the headband wider, start with more chains. Just make sure you start with an even number.


With green, Ch 6 (multiple of 2)

Row 1 (WS): Sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (5 sc)

Rows 2 – 19: Ch 1, turn, sc back loop only of each st across. (5 sc)

Change to pink, fasten off green.

Sweet & Simple Headband - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Main section

This section is written so that it will still work if you added more stitches. If you started with just the 6 chains, you’ll sometimes only need to work the parts in ( ) once.

Row 20 (RS): With pink, ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of first st, (sc, ch-1) across to last 2 sts, sc in back loop only of last 2 sts. (4 sc, 1 ch-1 sp).

Row 21: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in same st, (sk next st, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp) across to last 2 sts, sk next st, 2 dc in last st. (6 dc, 2 ch-1 sps)

Row 22: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), (sk next st, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp) across to last 2 sts, sk next st, dc in last st. (6 dc, 3 ch-1 sps).

Repeat rows 21-22 until work reaches desired length. It should stretch to fit snuggly but not tightly around head.

Suggested lengths without stretching:
0-6 months: 14 inches
6-12 months: 15 inches
12-24 months: 16 inches
Child: 18 inches
Adult small: 20 inches
Adult large: 22 inches

Next row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next ch-1 sp, sc2tog, (sc in next ch-1 sp, sc2tog) across to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp, sc in last st. (5 sc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Using tail, sew ends of headband together.


For larger sizes, consider making 3 flowers and sewing them onto the headband near each other to make a cluster of flowers.

Ch 2,

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first st. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in back loop of each st around, join with sl st to first st. (6 petals)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Using tail, sew flower to headband.

Weave in any remaining ends.

I hope you enjoy making this pattern. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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