The perfect project for sparkly yarn, this appealing crochet headband is a cutesy must-make. With it's pretty crochet butterfly details, this crochet headband design by Marianne Rawlins is easy to customise, just check the circumference of the headband once you’ve made the initial chain – you might want to add or remove a few stitches to ensure it's the perfect fit. If you fancy adding some extra embellishments to your crochet headband, take a look at our 41 crochet flower patterns post for some floral ideas!


You will need

Scheepjes Twinkle (75% cotton, 25% polyester, 50g/130m) - or alternative DK glitter yarn,

1 ball of Yarn A Grey (902)

A small amount of each:

  • Yarn B Amber (916)
  • Yarn C Red (924)
  • Yarn D Pink (926)
  • Yarn E Violet (935)

A 4mm (US G/6) hook


15 sts and 21 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over double crochet in back loop only


Headband measures 56cm (22in) in diameter


You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet heart pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free Crochet Headband Pattern


Crochet headband

Using Yarn A, ch86.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in second chain from hook, dc in each ch to end, turn. [85 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in bl of each st to end, turn.

Row 3-13 As Row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Place the ends of the Headband together and ss them together.

Crochet Butterfly

Using Yarn B, ch5, ss into first ch to form a loop.

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), 2tr into loop, (ch2, 3tr) 7 times, ch2, ss to top of beg ch-3. [8 3-tr groups]

Fasten off.

Join Yarn C into any ch-2 sp.

Round 2 Ch3, 2tr into same sp, (ch1, 3tr) in each ch-2 sp around, ss to top of beg ch-3.

Fasten off.

Join Yarn D into second tr of any 3-tr group.

Round 3 Ch3, 7tr in same st, ss into next ch-1 sp, *8tr in 2nd tr of next 3-tr group, ss in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [64 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To make up

Fold the Butterfly in half.

Using Yarn E, ch10. Position folded Butterfly against the Headband (opposite joining seam), wrap ch-10 around the Butterfly and the Band, ss into last ch from hook. You can increase or decrease number of chains so that the Butterfly will be secured to the Headband. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Fancy some more butterfly makes? Then make sure to check out our free crochet butterly pattern, or try your hand at our other crafty projects such as how to make butterfly wall art or how to make a quilled butterfly!
How to make a quilled butterfly.

We hope you’ve enjoyed making this free crochet headband pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.


Marianne Rawlins
Marianne RawlinsCrochet Designer

Marianne Rawlins is a crochet designer who specialises in techniques including tapestry crochet and intarsia. She also has a passion for mosaic and amigurumi, and loves trying out new stitches, from cable to moss, puff to waffle. As part of the Simply Crochet team of designers, she regularly contributes patterns to the magazine and and she loves designing homewares, toys, accessories, clothing and more.

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