Free Crochet Pattern: Lacey Headband

By Rachel Choi – 21 Comments

This headband is made with size 10 thread and is designed to fit any women or child’s head. The pretty lacey center is crocheted first then small straps are sewn on to secure the headband in the back of the head, while still making it adjustable for the different sizes. This headband can be worn everyday to keep your hair in place or for the special occasion when you need a touch of lace for your outfit. Follow the instructions below to get started.

crochet lacey headband

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 2” (5 cm) wide, 10” (25.5 cm) long not including straps
Note: you may alter the size of the headband if desired by following the instructions within the pattern

Size 10 Thread
Crochet Hook US 1 (2.35 mm)
Sewing Needle

crochet lacey headband

Gauge: not really important

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Crochet Pattern: Head Band
Start by chaining 86 or a chain that is a multiple of 6, then add 2 chains
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 3 ch, (sc in next 3 ch, ch 3, skip 3 ch) across, sc in last 2 ch
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 space, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc) across
Row 3: ch 3, turn, skip 2 sts, sc in next 3 dc, (ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc) across, ch 2, skip 1 st, sc last sc
Row 4: ch 2, turn, skip 1 sc, 3 dc in ch-2 space, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, (skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 space, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc) across, 3 dc in last ch-3 space
Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 dc, (ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc) across, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts
Repeat rows 2 – 5, two times, stopping after row 4 on last repeat.

Strap (make 2)
Start by chaining 12 or a chain that is wide as the headband
Row 1: ch 2, dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 12 dc
Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 8 dc, dc2tog: 10 dc
Row 3: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog: 8 dc
Row 4: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog: 6 dc
Row 5: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog: 4 dc
Row 6: ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across: 4 dc

Repeat row 6, 40 times or until strap is as long as desired.

Sew strap to side of headband with a sewing needle.

To wear the headband, place on head and tie the straps in the back. If desired, you may choose not the create straps, instead make headband long enough to fit around head and sew ends together.

If you need help crocheting this headband, let me know and I’ll be glad to help!

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  1. Renee says:

    Oh Thats Cute 🙂

  2. Mary says:

    This is lovely! I’m just learning to crochet, and I think I’ll try this one. I have a few nieces that this would be lovely on.
    Thanks so much. I love your site.
    Mary 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    It’s beautiful! All your patterns are! I’ll be linking.

  4. Anna says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I am sure going to make this one for me and my daughter. Thanks! It is very pretty.

  5. Sherry Buenrostro says:

    Really pretty. Love your patterns!

  6. Liz says:

    Hi, I’m been frequenting you website for a few weeks now and just love it. Even though I know a lot about crocheting I find you how to articles well written. When I saw this headband I knew I had to make it. However, I discovered one typo and have a question about one part of the pattern.

    Typo: On the strap instructions row 5 should say dc in next 2 not 4.

    Question: On the main part of the headband for row 4 I’m unsure about where I was to get the last ch-2 space? I just used the ch-3 space. Was I missing something?

    Thanks for all the great patterns. I can’t wait to see what the store has to offer and I’d certainly be happy to help test patterns if you need it.

  7. Rachel says:

    Thanks for finding the typo Liz! The ch-2 was suppose to be ch-3 also. You would make a great tester 🙂

  8. jessi says:

    yes this is lovely!

  9. Karen says:

    Very pretty headband, Rachel! Thanks for sharing the patter with us!

  10. Elaine says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I’ve been viewing your patterns lately and must say I find them very unique. While I’ve been crocheting for years I find sometimes I would like to do a pattern but not with any difficult stitches. You seem to create patterns that at a glance might look difficult but is pretty easy to do. I will try out this pattern.

    Thanks for sharing.

  11. denise says:

    On the strap instructions what does the dc2tog mean

  12. Karen says:

    I participate in WWII reenactments, and this will be perfect! Thank you!

  13. Gloria R. says:


    It seems to be very popular here on the island of Puerto Rico – Crocheted Headbands. So I’m going to give it a go, and see how this project turns out. Thank u for your pattern.

  14. Roz says:

    I love this pattern, I was looking for a headband to wear and did not have the right color, I made this in 15 mins. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Varsha suraiya says:

    Very cute design! Must try it.

  16. Liza says:

    Thanx for sharing this pattern it is beautiful.

  17. Judy says:

    I love this one.When I made it I gave it to my granddaughter and she gave me a big hug.Thank you for sharing this pattern with me.

  18. Julie says:

    Was the correction made on the pattern for the typo of instruction row 5? I want to print it out.

  19. Julie says:

    Thanks Rachel! can’t wait to try it!

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