Adorable Baby Bow Headband Free Crochet Pattern and Video

Crochet a baby bow headband with this free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This is a great last-minute gift for a baby shower.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this crochet baby bow headband pattern. You will also find all the material list, stitch list, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.

crochet baby bow headband

A Baby Bow Headband in Case it is a Girl

We recently announced that we are expecting another baby. We chose to not find out the gender. But I wanted to be ready in case we do have a little girl. So this crochet baby bow headband is a great project to whip up and have on hand.

crochet baby bow headband

Scrap Yarn Project

This project works up quickly, easily, and with very little yarn. Consider making an entire set to give as a baby shower gift. Just dig through your stash for some worsted weight or size 4 yarn and make a bow headband in every color.

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Crochet Baby Bow Headband Pattern

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Materials Needed

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Red Heart With Love (Weight: 4/medium –  370 yds, 7 oz, 198 g)
Small Baby Size – 1 oz, 53 yds, 29g
Medium Baby Size – 1.1oz, 58 yds, 31g
Large Baby Size – 1.2 oz, 63 yds, 33g
Toddler Size – 1.3 oz, 68 yds, 35g
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Check the size chart below to determine the size you want to make.

Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
YOSLST – Single Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only
ST(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 8 YOSLST X 8 Rows = 2 inch(es)
Size: Reference Size Chart

SizeHeadband CircumferenceHead Circumference
Small Baby – Preemie – 0/3 Months12 inches12-14 inches
Medium Baby – 3/9 Months14 inches14-16 inches
Large Baby – 9/12 Months16 inches16-18 inches
Toddler – 18 inches18-20 inches

All babies are born with different head sizes, so measure their heads when possible. The head is typically measured at all infant doctor’s appointments, so parents should have access to the numbers. If you don’t know the baby’s head size then I would start with a medium baby headband.

Special Stitches

YOSLST: Yarn Over Slip Stitch – Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the next stitch, Yarn Over, and pull the loop through the stitch. (You will have three loops on your hook) Pull the first loop through the second and third loop on the hook. Your stitch is complete.

You will often see the yarn over slip stitch worked in the Back Loop Only so it creates a knit-like rib texture. The yarn over slip stitch can also be called the half double slip stitch.

Crochet Baby Bow Headband Video Tutorial

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Crochet Baby Bow Headband Pattern

-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.
– Review the size chart above to determine the size you want to make.
– Make sure to check your gauge to achieve the right size headband.
– Your stitch count will be one less than your starting chain.

Headband Base

Small Baby Size – CH 67
Medium Baby Size – CH 77
Large Baby Size – CH 87
Toddler Size – CH 97

Row 1: YOSLST in the second CH from the hook and each CH across.

Row 2-6: CH1, turn, Work a YOSLST in the Back Loops Only of each ST across.

Row 7: CH1, turn, Work a YOSLST in the Back Loops Only of the next 6 STs, CH 4, Skip 4 STs, Work a YOSLST in the Back Loops Only of each remaining STs.

Row 8: CH1, turn, Work a YOSLST in the Back Loops Only of each ST until you reach the CH 4 space, Work 4 YOSLST in the CH 4 space. Work a YOSLST in the Back Loops Only or the remaining 6 STs.

Row 9-13: CH1, turn, Work a YOSLST in the Back Loops Only of each ST across.

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.

bow headband assembly

Finishing the Baby Bow Headband

Now we will turn the flat piece into a headband. Fold the headband in half and weave the side without the hole through the hole on the other side of the headband

Make sure your two ends line up after slipping one end through the hole. These two ends will be the two sides of the bow.

bow headband assembly

Open up the headband so that the bow lays flat. Take a 15-inch piece of yarn and tie one end around the center of the bow. Wrap the other long end around the center of the bow.

Tie the two ends of the string together and weave in your ends.

Now your Crochet Baby Bow Headband is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.

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