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Lace Headband · Free Crochet Pattern

Hello my fellow crocheters,

I crocheted this super quick and simple headband for my baby girl using one of my favorite stitch patterns...and I just love it! I had to share it with you, because this is seriously such an easy make that will take 10 minutes (or less!) to crochet.  

This Headband Design is...

  • Quick to work up
  • Beginner-friendly 
  • One piece (no sewing)
  • Minimalist
  • Vintage
  • Versatile and can be made with different types of yarn weights, fibers, colors, and crochet hook sizes 
  • Oh, and I mustn't forget to mention...it comes with a full video tutorial!

I just love making accessories for my baby girl.  I find this minimalistic styled headband to have such a sweet, dainty look.  

One of my friends recommended that I crochet one for myself as well, because matching Mommy-and-Me accessories are just too cute!!  I think I'll go for it, because as busy as I am with an infant, I can spare 10 minutes to whip up another headband!

I made it a couple of different ways -- with light weight (3) yarn and also with medium weight (4) yarn.  Here's the one I crocheted using medium weight yarn that is 100% cotton.

Want to make a step up of this design?  Try my free Lacy Flower Crown pattern!

If you like this design of mine, you can check out my other Free Crochet Patterns

You can also PIN it for later on your Crochet board!

Classic Lace Headband

Free Crochet Pattern

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This classic lace headband is a sweet head accessory that can easily be crocheted to fit any head size. It features simple stitches that give off a lacy look and is minimalist, sweet, and romantic. It makes the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, Christmas or holidays, and more! It’s such a quick and easy stashbuster project to work up, so can serve as a last-minute gift using only scrap yarns.


Fits all sizes (e.g., Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult) as headband length is easily adjustable.

Level of Difficulty:

★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner 
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below) 

Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO: fasten off 
  • Sk: skip 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half double crochet 
  • Dc: double crochet


  • Light (3) weight yarn (I used Patons Grace yarn in white and blush) 
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors



  1. Make an even number of chains to match the length that you’d like for your headband.  (For reference, I made 64 chains to reach a 12” length for my baby girl’s head size.) 
    Note: Use the Hat Sizing & Measurements Reference Chart for average head circumferences of different age groups. 
  2. Ch 2 more. 
  3. In 3rd ch from hook, insert a hdc. (Sk a st, sc+dc in next st) across. Insert hdc in last st. 
  4. Ch 1, insert a sc in the side of the headband. Then insert sc across each of the chains along the bottom of the headband. Insert a sc in the other side of the headband. 
  5. FO with a long tail to use as a “tying strap.” 
  6. Attach yarn to the other end of the headband, making sure it’s as long as the other side.  Tie it securely, then fasten off and weave in the end.

Want to watch the step-by-step video tutorial?  Check it out: 

Congratulations on finishing this quick and easy headband!

If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs! 

If you enjoyed this project, you might like my other designs!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.


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As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day!

Best wishes,