Mom’s Favorite 20 Minutes or less! Headband

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Mom’s Favorite 20 Minutes or less! Headband

Mom's Favourite 20 Minute or Less Headband @OombawkaDesign

This headband will become a favourite for you and your family!

Quick to make – this headband can be made in any size and colour. Embellish as you wish or leave it plain with the pretty edging for everyday wear.

Hook: 4 mm (G)
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight)

I purchased my elastic material at FabricLand and it is called Ruffled Elastic. At FabricLand it is available in a number of different colours.

Ruffled Elastic @OombawkaDesign

Alternately, you can purchase a pre-made headband from a store (i.e. Michael’s, Dollar Store, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.) to use for this project. The headband below was purchased at Michael’s in the Bridal / Wedding Section.

Store Bought Elastic Band @OombawkaDesign

Step 1: Cut your elastic headband material to the following lengths, or purchase a pre-made headband as indicated above:

Preemie (12″ head-size) – cut to 9.5″
Newborn (13.5″ head size) – cut to 10.5″
0-3 months (16″ head size) – cut to 12.5″
3-6 months (17″ head size) – cut to 13.25″
6-12 months (18″ head size) – cut to 14″
12 months – 3 years (19″ head size) – cut to 14.75″
3-5 years (19″ head size) – cut to 15.5″
6-10 years(20″ head size) – cut to 16.25″
Adult Small (22″ head size) – cut to 17″
Adult Medium (23″ head size) – cut to 17.75″
Adult Large (24″ head size) – cut to 18.5″

I do recommend stretching the actual elastic around the person’s head (if it is available). You need a snug fit, plus 0.5″ to hand stitch the seam. Some of the ruffled elastic available is more ‘elastic’ than other brands – so you may need to cut the elastic slightly longer, or shorter to make up for the difference in elasticity.

This is a super quick and easy project.

If you are cutting your own ruffled elastic to size you will need to turn it wrong-side out to seam together the edges. Next turn your headband right-side facing out and follow the crochet instructions below:

I recommend starting just before, or after, the seam line. The crochet edging may actually extend the life of your headband -by ensuring it does not ‘over-stretch’ when being worn.

Abbreviations: sl st – slip stitch, ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches, dc4tog – double crochet 4 stitches together (this is being used as a cluster stitch), sc – single crochet

Special Stitches: Work the following in one stitch: dc4tog: (yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the specified stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook) 4 times, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on the hook.

Helpful Tutorials:

Invisible Join
Magic Ring
Slip stitch join

Step 2: Attach your yarn with a sl st in the 1st st. Ch 1. Work (1 sl st, ch 1) in each space around. You are working under the elastic. (See Images Below) Finish off and work an invisible join.

Crochet Headband Tutorial @OombawkaDesign


Step 3: Repeat for the other edge of the headband. Finish off and work an invisible join.


With Colour A: Make a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring.  1 sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off.
With Colour B: Join new colour with a sl st in the next sc. (Ch 4, dc4tog, ch 4, 1 sl st) in the same sc. Work (1 sl st in the next sc, ch 4, dc4tog, ch 4,  1 sl st to the same sc) 5 times. Work 1 sl st to the beginning sc, finish off  and weave in ends. Attach your flower to the headband.

Super easy!

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  1. Hi IrishMimi 🙂 No worries – there is a photo of the two options I have found for purchasing the elastic material included near the beginning of the post – one I purchased at Michaels but you can get them at the dollar store too those elastic headbands? The other is pink elastic fabric and I purchased it at FabricLand here – they sell it on a roll so you can pick your colour and have the length you want cut from it – I have recommended lengths above too in the pattern. Then you crochet the edging to the elastic fabric and you have a working and super comfortable headband in minutes.

    One of the reasons I did this was because the headbands we bought at the dollar store (elastic fabric ones) kept unravelling and falling apart at the edges and the seam line. By adding the edging it reinforces the cut elastic and it holds together a lot better and a lot longer 🙂

    Sorry for any confusion in my post!

  2. Boy do I feel stupid! Do you purchase a headband and just crochet an edging or if you remaking the entire headband, how do you crochet the middle part? From what I can read in the directions only an edging is added to a premade headband. Sorry for my confusion as usually your instructions are spot-on and easy to follow. Thanks for your help; this looks just like what my daughter would like.

  3. Thank you for trying the pattern Patti! I’m so happy you tried it and like the results 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  4. Great headbands – have made a bunch already. So quick & easy & pretty too!

  5. I can’t wait to make several of these for my twin granddaughters, and even some of my friends that have shown interest and asked if I had patterns for something like this!! Thank you so much!! 🙂