How to Crochet a Headband / Hairband

Whatever you want to call it … hairband or headband. I’m fine with each name for this lovely DIY headband.

Do you want to crochet a headband, that fits in every season of the year? Then you need to get wool in your favorite color and you are ready to go! My photo tutorial and even the video explain everything in detail so you can’t have much trouble with it. Even if you are a newbie in crocheting. Have fun! 🙂

Crochet Tunisian? Easier than you think! So can you!

DIY headband: Crocheted Tunisian. Start now! You will only need 30 minutes for this cute headband.

(…let me take a selfie) <– NO! 😀
…I have two very good news for you! To crochet this headband requires only 30 minutes. Maximum! And accepts the binding (finishing) this hairband finally takes only 20 minutes. You can’t buy such a headband faster than to make it by yourself. Even not with the 1-click-purchase option on Amazon 😀 ! You still have to wait for the delivery.
And the second great news: You can turn the headband and wear it on both sides!
I would say those are two great arguments to do it yourself.

Crochet a headband. White tunisian crochetet hairband. Headband from the right side.Crochet a headband. Tunisian styleHeadband from the ‚wrong‘ side.

!!! This pattern uses US terminology !!!

What you need:

  • Crochet hook 5.5mm (US I/9) or the size you need to fit gauge.
  • Wool: Lana Grossa „Newsoft“. Color: white (001). 50g = 85m (93 yards). 70% cotton and 30% microfiber.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors


Basic pattern (explained in the video and in the pattern down below): 8 stitches x 10 rows = 5cm x 5cm (2 x 2inches)
And don’t worry the diagonal edges are intentional and not a mistake.

Video: How to crochet a headband

Video: Basic pattern of the crocheted headband


Start with a chain of 12 stitches.

Basic pattern:

  1. Row (pick up row): *Pick up the thread through the second chain (like single crochet), but at the end DON’T pull the thread through both stitches. Leave both stitches on the needle.* Repeat ** through all remaining chains until you have 12 stitches on the crochet hook.
  2. Row (casting off row): 1 chain in the last stitch of your needle. *Pull the thread through the next 2 stitches of your needle.* Repeat ** 10 times.
  3. Row (pick up row): Pull the thread through the GAP of the last stitch (see video) and leave the both stitches on the needle. Repeat this in every remaining remaining gap until you have 12 stitches on the hook. [be careful, cause this pattern is NOT the common way of tunesian crocheting].

Repeat row 2 and 3 and end with a casting-off-row until you reach the desired length. In my case 48 cm (19 inches). I have a head circumference of 55 cm (21,5 inches) and I wanted the headband to be stretched when I put it on, to make sure it keeps in place.


  1. Now fasten off leaving a very long tail for sewing the diagonal ends (2 or 3 meters) You need this long tail for the wraps of the headband. In my case I wrapped a 8cm long part of the headband.

    Crochet a headband. Tunisian crochet. DIY Hairband
    The diagonal ends to sew together.
  2. If you are happy with the wrapping and there is no longer a seam to see, pull the thread under the wraps to fix it and sew again.

Tadaaaa. That’s it!
If you like it, I really would be happy to see a comment of you guys down below or you can share it with your friends on facebook or twitter. I hope you enjoyed it :D.

Alexandra (aka First Sknitter)

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