Summer Flower Headband · Free Crochet Pattern

by - May 24, 2021


Summer is rolling around, so it's the perfect time to start crocheting some warm-weather accessories!  

Even though Fall and Winter are typically the "crochet seasons", I find that there are so many fun projects to make for Spring and Summer too!  

Clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor, amigurumi...

Here are some of my free SUMMER crochet designs, just to name a few!

To add onto that list, I'm thrilled to share with you my newest project: the Summer Flower Headband! 



This Headband Design is...

  • Quick to work up
  • Beginner-friendly 
  • A great stashbuster
  • Giftable
  • Minimalist
  • Vintage
  • Cute
  • Romantic
  • Adjustable to any head size 
  • Versatile and can be made with different types of yarn weights, fibers, colors, and crochet hook sizes


I designed this project as a gift for my daughter and two of my friends' baby girls!  My two friends live back in California where I'm from, and we're all first-time mamas with baby girls born just months apart.  With the COVID vaccinations now rolled out and both of our states entering a full reopening in the upcoming weeks, we've decided to do a meet-up for the first time!  Having been born during the pandemic, Lena Rose hasn't had the experience of having playdates yet, and her time spent with our family and relatives have been very minimal.  That piece has been hard on us, and so I'm extra excited about having the opportunity now to finally get together with my friends and their baby girls.  Anyhow, getting back on topic here -- I decided to crochet matching flower headbands for our little ones' very first meetup together!   I just can't wait to see our three little chunks playing together and matching!



This design really gives off a sweet vibe with the lacy texture of the headband and how dainty the two-layered flower is!  I just love pairing white and blush pink together as well; it's a cute match made in Heaven!  I low-key want to crochet one for myself as well so that I can have some matching Mommy-and-me moments with baby Lena Rose!


I can't stop taking pictures of my baby girl in it!  I don't know if it's the headband or her cheeks... probably the cheeks!


Yep, definitely the cheeks.


I also have to add -- this headband makes a beautiful last-gift for so many occasions!  Baby showers, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas, holidays...  It’s also suitable as a fast and easy product to stock for craft fairs, or as photo props for photographers.

I loved the headband on my baby so much that I even tried my hand at turning the photos into something more "professional-looking"!  I have a long way to go in terms of improvement, but I think the edited picture looks nice as a small size (where you can't see how obviously cut-out Lena's body is over the fake background)! 


Anyhow, enough of the blabbering!  

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Want the PDF pattern?

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry or Etsy shop.  Thank you for support Sweet Softies!





Summer Flower Headband

Free Crochet Pattern


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Introduction:

The Summer Flower Headband is a sweet and dainty accessory that features a lacy headband with a two-layered rose.  It’s the perfect spring or summer season project!  It gives off a romantic vibe, and is also simple, minimalist, and has a vintage flair.  It’s a very quick crochet pattern and great stashbuster project that can be made with scrap yarn.  It can be made to fit any and all head sizes, such as newborn, baby, toddler, child, teen, and adults.  This headband makes a beautiful last-minute gift for your favorite little princess, baby showers, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas, and holidays.  You can make it as a Mommy and Me gift too!  It’s also suitable as a fast and easy product to stock for craft fairs, or as photo props for photographers.  The PDF pattern file includes complete written instructions for this DIY tutorial, photo references for the crocheted parts, and links to accompanying crochet videos.


Size:

Newborn, baby, toddler, child, and adult 
(Any size, as 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


Materials:

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



HEADBAND

  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 stitches 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.


Flower

  1. Foundation #1: In MR, sc 5. Join with a sl st to the first sc. 
  2. Petal Layer #1: *(Ch 1, dc 3, ch 1, sl st) in same st to create a petal. Sl st in next st* repeat around in each of the 5 sc. This yields 5 petals. 
  3. Foundation #2: *Ch 3 and turn the flower over to its backside. Sl st in the furthest loop in petal from your hook* around, creating 5 ch-3 foundation gaps. 
  4. Petal Layer #2: *Sl st, ch 1, dc 4, ch 1, sl st* in each of the ch-3 gaps. 
  5. FO with a long tail for sewing later.



  1. Arrange the flower on the headband.  Place it off-center if you’d like it to sit to the side of the head when wearing. 
  2. When satisfied with the positioning, sew the flower down. (I use a small crochet hook to pull the ends through the headband and tightly tie them together.) 
  3. Weave in all ends.

Congratulations on finishing your Summer Flower Headband!




A video tutorial is available! 
  • Headband instructions begin at 0:10. 
  • Flower instructions begin at 11:05, but follow instructions to make only the first two petal layers instead of the third layer for this pattern.



There are many ways to customize your beautiful flower headband! Here are some ideas:
  • Add multiple flowers to make it into a "flower crown" of sorts!
  • Use different yarn colors for the flowers or headband for a colorful look.
  • Add beads, buttons, crocheted appliques, or other embellishments.




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! 

Want the PDF pattern?

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry or Etsy shop.  Thank you for support Sweet Softies!





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.

 https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/easy-ribbed-turban.html  




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Best wishes,

 

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1 comments

  1. Lita Elizabeth ashleyJune 16, 2021 at 5:51 AM

    I love the little headband and your little baby girl is adorable!

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