Blueberry Dance Crochet Headband – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby headband – Blueberry Dance. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create a perfect baby headband.

You can find the free instruction below. If you want to support my work or need more sizes, purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

The PDF patterns include multiple sizes of this crochet pattern, all in one file. Sizes available for this project are newborn, baby, toddler, child, teen, and adult.

I just love mixing simple crochet stitches. It would surprise you how beautiful and interesting stitch pattern you can get with using very basic crochet stitches. Sometimes can be a bit messy counting rows and rounds, so it’s great to have a piece of paper and a pen or a digital row/round counter somewhere nearby to make notes as you go.

My this week’s project was to make a simple crochet headband and spice it up with a beautiful stitch pattern that I can bet you would not know if it’s a knit or crochet just by seeing the fabric. Cool right?

Last week’s project was a pattern for a sweet baby bonnet that you can find here. Happy crocheting!

Video Tutorial

Watch the videos and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make this adorable crochet baby booties from start to finish. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel that you can find HERE and turn on post notification so you won’t miss any of my future videos.

Materials

 YARN: Aran weight yarn – Yarn and Colors EPIC 100% cotton yarn,

CROCHET HOOK: 4.5 mm crochet hook, or the size needed to obtain the gauge. 

YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.

Gauge

GAUGE:   Work 8 stitches and 4 rows in DC using a 4.5 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start ASP. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!

Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finish item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

Stitches and Abbreviations

  •  sst/sts – stitch/stitches
  •  ch – chain
  •  ss – slip stitch
  •  sc – single crochet
  •  dc – double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Sizes: newborn (below), newborn, baby, toddler, child, teen, adult (here).
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Fit is meant to be comfortable. Not too loose and not too tight.
  • Measurements: circumference 30 cm / 11 3/4” and height 7 cm / 2 3/4”
  • The pattern is written in rounds. After each round join the round with a slip stitch and start a new one.
  • You can always adjust the circumference of the headband by adding or taking away chains in the foundation chain in a pair of two to achieve the length you need.
  • You can also continue adding rounds 1 and 2 to achieve the desired height of your headband.

PDF Pattern

The PDF crochet pattern is a great solution for those who prefer to work offline, need additional sizes of the pattern, or just want to support my work. This beautifully designed PDF pattern can be found in shops on Etsy, Ravelry, and Love Crafts.

* This PDF instructions include a bunch of additional sizes. The fee compensates for the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions.

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Instructions

Crochet Baby Headband – BlueBerry Dance

The instructions are written in a two simple steps:

  • headband and
  • assembling.

Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern and make sure you are not accidentally losing or adding additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.

Headband (newborn size)

Take the Aran weight yarn and 4.5 mm.

Create a foundation chain and join it with a slip stitch. Make sure you do not twist the chain before joining. 

Work in rounds. Do not turn after each round. 

Create a foundation chain made of 48 chains. Join the chain with a slip stitch (ss).

Round 1: Ch 1. Repeat (1 sc into the first st, 1 dc into the next one) 24 times. Join with ss. = 48 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2. Repeat (1 dc into the first st, 1 sc into the next one) 24 times. Join with ss. = 48 sts.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 three more times.

Round 3: Ch 1. Repeat (1 sc into the first st, 1 dc into the next one) 24 times. Join with ss. = 48 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Assembling

Place the headband on a flat surface with the seam in the center and the seam facing up.

Fold the center part (along the seam) a couple of times.

Take a small amount of yarn and a needle. Thread a needle and sew the folded layers of fabric together.

Once the layers of fabric are nicely secured, start wrapping the yarn around that area. Secure both ends of the yarn with a nice firm knot and hide both ends between the stitches. 

Congratulations, your work is done! 🙂 

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18 comments

Ella October 19, 2017 - 23:53

Hi dear I love ur work, pls what size should it be in cm, mine comes out way too small

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Joanna Ivany November 15, 2018 - 07:04

It is lovely I wanted to print pattern but it didn’t worked for me.

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Doroteja November 15, 2018 - 13:38

Hi Joanna! Thanks for getting in touch. 🙂 From the website or the PDF pattern?

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Dot December 24, 2018 - 10:26

Hi, I also tried to save and then print but couldn’t do either Please help.

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Diana December 17, 2018 - 22:11

Lovely pattern! Had two of these done in one day as a Christmas gift for two gorgeous baby girls. I have made it slightly bigger as they weren’t newborns anymore. Now I am thinking of doing one for me,. 😀

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TEMA December 20, 2018 - 02:07

Just love that a couple of simple sts can turn out so special. Love the headband and the unique pattern. Thank you so much for sharing.

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els van zomeren January 5, 2019 - 11:53

Perfect and nice pattern. I’ll use crochet hook 4. With how many stitches instead of 48, do I have to start?

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Doroteja January 14, 2019 - 15:58

Depends on the size you are making. The length of the foundation chain equals the circumference of the head. 🙂 Good luck! 🙂

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Nella January 16, 2019 - 21:30

Love this pattern thank you

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Sherry Goldsmith April 16, 2019 - 15:18

Your pattern was so easy to folllow and adaptable to make fer babirs, children and adults thank you for accepting me!

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Susan April 27, 2019 - 06:31

It says this is a free pattern, but then I’m directed to an Etsy page where it says “sold out.” I’d love to be able to copy/paste to a Word doc, or download a pdf, but I can’t. Please help. I have a new baby granddaughter. Thank you!

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Doroteja May 6, 2019 - 11:25

Hi Susan! The patterns are sold out sometimes, but they are quickly back in stock again. Happy crocheting! 🙂

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Maria July 6, 2019 - 13:16

So cute and easy! My chain row ended up being too tight, so I went two sizes up for the chain and it ended up being perfect. I also added a rose to the front of one of them 🙂

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Helly July 16, 2019 - 10:38

Thank you for this pattern! This was my first crotchet work ever (well, since elementary school) and it turned out great. I was happy to pay a little bit for the PDF. It was very clear and easy to use. You’re whole concept is very clear, for some reason the knit/ chocher sites are quite confusing sometimes but yours isn’t. Now I’m looking for my next project from your site to do for my goddaughter!

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Doroteja July 19, 2019 - 14:19

That is amazing! And thank you so much! ❤️😀

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Maleena Tanner December 6, 2019 - 01:23

Love the baby shoes.

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Anonymous September 12, 2020 - 21:16

Seems a really cool pattern.
Am I allowed to sell the headbands once I make them?

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Doroteja September 21, 2020 - 15:00

Yes. But in a limited number and handmade by you.

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