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Crochet Hair Tie for a Vintage Look Free Crochet Pattern

This Vintage Crochet Hair Tie is a quick and easy crochet pattern. Make up several to match all the outfits in your wardrobe. This is a free crochet pattern with a video tutorial.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Vintage Crochet Hair Tie pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.

You will love making this quick and easy vintage crochet hair tie. This free crochet pattern works up fast.

Make Crochet Hair Ties for Big and Small

Why stop with just one size of crochet hair ties? This style looks great on adults and kids alike, so I created two different patterns and you can make the size you want.

I just tied my crochet hair ties one to a hairband, but you can also make a crochet scrunchie first and add the hair tie to that. If you want the hair tie in a headband form, check out the Casual Cotton Headband.

You will love making this quick and easy vintage crochet hair tie. This free crochet pattern works up fast.
My daughter wearing the smaller hair tie size.

Pick your Yarn! It is just a Hair Tie

You will notice that I use cotton yarn for this project. I stuck to Yarnspirations Peaches N Creme Stripey Yarn and Sugar N Creme Solids. You can use any worsted weight yarn (weight #4) to make this pattern. Use up your acrylic, cotton, or wool scraps. The striped yarn in the photos is actually thin for a worsted weight yarn and makes me think that using size 3 yarn will probably turn out as well! The hair tie might turn out a bit smaller if you use weight #3 yarn.

You will love making this quick and easy vintage crochet hair tie. This free crochet pattern works up fast.
Bottom two ties are with the Peaches N Creme Stripey Yarn, the slightly bigger top tie is made with Sugar N Creme Solids.

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Materials Needed

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0.5 oz or 26 yds of Peaches and Creme Stripey Cotton Yarn (Size 4 Yarn) for the Large Hair Tie
OR
0.3 oz or 16 yds of Peaches and Creme Stripey Cotton Yarn (Size 4 Yarn) for the Small Hair Tie
Size G 4mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Small or Large Ponytail hairband
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 4 HDC X 3 Rows = 1 inch
Large Hair Tie: 10 inches wide and 2.25 inches tall.
Small Hair Tie: 7 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall.

Special Stitches

HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together – Yarn Over, Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook (3 loops on hook), insert hook into the following stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through the hook, (4 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the first loop through all the loops on the hook. Your decrease is complete.

Vintage Crochet Hair Tie Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
– You will want to follow the pattern for either the Large Hair Tie or Small hair tie then complete the pattern with the Single Crochet Border Instructions and the Instructions for adding it to a hairband.

Large Crochet Hair Tie Pattern

CH 3

Row 1: Work 2 HDC into the 3rd CH from the hook. (2)

Row 2: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next ST. (3)

Row 3: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 2 STs. (4)

Row 4: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 3 STs. (5)

Row 5: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 4 STs. (6)

Row 6: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 5 STs. (7)

Row 7: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 6 STs. (8)

Rows 8-10: CH2, turn, HDC in next 8 STs. (8)

Row 11: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 STs. (7)

Row 12: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 5 STs. (6)

Row 13: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 STs. (5)

Row 14: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 STs. (4)

Rows 15-22: CH2, turn, HDC in next 4 STs. (4)

Row 23: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 3 STs. (5)

Row 24: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 4 STs. (6)

Row 25: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 5 STs. (7)

Row 26: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 6 STs. (8)

Rows 27-29: CH2, turn, HDC in next 8 STs. (8)

Row 30: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 STs. (7)

Row 31: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 5 STs. (6)

Row 32: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 STs. (5)

Row 33: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 STs. (4)

Row 34: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 STs. (3)

Row 35: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next ST. (2)

Row 36: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG. (1)

Do not fasten off. We will continue the pattern by adding a single crochet border. (Instructions below.)

You will love making this quick and easy vintage crochet hair tie. This free crochet pattern works up fast.
Small tie without single crochet border.

Small Crochet Hair Tie Pattern

CH 3

Row 1: Work 2 HDC into the 3rd CH from the hook. (2)

Row 2: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next ST. (3)

Row 3: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 2 STs. (4)

Row 4: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 3 STs. (5)

Row 5: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 4 STs. (6)

Row 6: CH2, turn, HDC in next 6 STs. (6)

Row 7: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 STs. (5)

Row 8: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 STs. (4)

Row 9: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 STs. (3)

Rows 10-15: CH2, turn, HDC in next 3 STs. (3)

Row 16: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 2 STs. (4)

Row 17: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 3 STs. (5)

Row 18: CH2, turn, Work 2 HDC into first ST, HDC in next 4 STs. (6)

Row 19: CH2, turn, HDC in next 6 STs. (6)

Row 20: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 STs. (5)

Row 21: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 STs. (4)

Row 22: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 STs. (3)

Row 23: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG, HDC in next ST. (2)

Row 24: CH2, turn, HDC2TOG. (1)

Do not fasten off. We will continue the pattern by adding a single crochet border. (Instructions below.)

Adding a Single Crochet Border

Now we will single crochet into the sides of our rows to create a nice edge. Because we used half double crochet we will work 2 single crochets into the side of the first row and 1 single crochet into the side of the second row and then repeat that pattern to have even stitches around the edge.

Single Crochet Border

Border Row: CH1, turn so you are working into the sides of the rows. *Work 2 SC into the side of the a row, Work 1 SC into the side of the next row* repeat from *to* until you reach the other point of the hair tie. CH2, and turn to work down the other side of the rows. *Work 2 SC into the side of the a row, Work 1 SC into the side of the next row* repeat from *to* until you reach the first point of the hair tie. CH2 and SLST to the first SC.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

You will love making this quick and easy vintage crochet hair tie. This free crochet pattern works up fast.

Adding the Hair Tie to a Hairband

To finish up your vintage crochet hair tie we will just need to tie it onto a hairband. To do this you will take your hair tie and make a simple overhand knot to attach it to the hair tie. I have added a photo tutorial below to help.

Step 1: Insert your tie through the center of the hairband and position like the photo.

Tie a knot

Step 2: Take your right tie end and cross it behind the left tie end.

Step 3: Tuck your back piece into the loop created in step 2.

You will love making this quick and easy vintage crochet hair tie. This free crochet pattern works up fast.

Step 4: Pull both ends tight to finish the knot. Spend a minute working on getting the ends even and positioned to your liking.

You will love making this quick and easy vintage crochet hair tie. This free crochet pattern works up fast.

Now your Vintage Crochet Hair Tie is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.

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