Tutorial: Crochet Bow Headband

Once you get the basic bow creating and headband wrapping techniques down, there is no limit to the customization of this crocheted bow headband.


(I used Vanna’s Glamour by Lion Brand Yarn which has a little bit of added glitz)

Crochet Hook

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I tried to used colors that were similar to the yarn I was using so if any headband happened to peak through, it wasn’t a big deal.

a yarn needle

I used E6000–a multipurpose favorite.

Step 1 – Prepare the headband

Dab some glue on each end of the headband–outside and inside. Wrap each end with short pieces of yarn.

Starting at one end, tightly wrap the headband with yarn, hiding the end of the yarn as you go.

When you get to the opposite end, thread the tail into your yarn needle.  Use the needle to help tie a knot and pull the end through a few layers of the wrapping until it seems secure.

STEP 2: Crochet the bow

Crochet a 16″ long strip using the stitch of your choice and the width of your choice.  I started with a chain of 6 and then used rows of single crochet. This created a 1 1/4″ wide bow.

Once your 16″ crochet strip is complete and the ends are woven in, measure 3″ in from each end and stitch together across the width of your strip using yarn and needle.

Fold the center of the loop you just made down to meet the joined ends.

Wrap the center of the bow with yarn and secure with a knot. Do not cut the yarn.

Use the remaining yarn to secure the bow to the headband, wrapping it around several more times.  Secure with a knot and hide tail under the layers of wrapped headband.

Now that you’ve completed your first crocheted bow headband, try experimenting with different yarns, different stitches and different widths to create all sorts of new looks: thick and wide, lacy and floppy.  The sky’s the limit!

(this bow was made from cotton yarn and a strip that was 2 1/2″ wide)


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Ana Laura de Romero June 6, 2012 at 9:46 am

Looks so pretty and easy to make =) thanks for the tutorial
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jenny johnson September 19, 2012 at 7:56 am

these are wonderful – I have an avid headbander who is trying to grow out her not-well-thought-out bangs. she will love these, and my church’s bazaar is fast approaching…I love your site!


Evelyn April 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Really cute and great idea.


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