Mother’s Love Headband – Free Pattern

Free Heart Headband Crochet Pattern

Average Head Circumference

Newborn: 13-14″

0-3 Months: 14-15”

3-6 Months: 14-17”

6-12 Months: 16-19”

1-3 Years: 18-20”

3-10 Years: 19-20.5”

Pre-teen/Teen: 20.5-22”

Adult Woman: 21.5 – 22.5”

Adult Man: 23-24”

 

 

Crochet Version:

Materials: Worsted (4) Weight Yarn and size 5.5mm (I/9) Crochet Hook

Gauge: 7 sts and 8 rows = 2 inches (5 cm) in single crochet  **It is important to check your gauge**

Finished Heart measures approx. 1.75 inches (4.5cm) in width

Pattern:

Create a magic circle with 3 SC stitches in the center.

Round 1: (Single Crochet once, and Double Crochet 4 times) into first stitch, (Double Crochet once, Half Double Crochet once, Triple Crochet once, Half Double Crochet once, and Double Crochet Once) into the second stitch, (Double Crochet 4 times, and Single Crochet once) into the third stitch.  Cut yarn and secure ends.

You now have one completed heart.  Use the single crochet stitch along the edges of the hearts (or sew together using a yarn or tapestry needle) to create a headband.  Use the average head circumferences listed above, along with the equation listed below to figure out how many hearts you need for the desired size.

Average Head Circumference of Desired Size   divided by  1.75 inches = X (number of hearts needed)

Example:

Newborn Head Circumference of 13″/1.75″ = 7.5 (Round up to 8 Hearts Needed)

 

Knit Version:

Materials: Worsted (4) Weight Yarn and Size 3.75mm (US5) Straight Needles

Gauge: 12 sts and 24 rows = 2 inches (5cm) in garter stitch

Finished Heart measures approx. 2 inches (5cm) in width

Pattern:

Cast on 13 sts (leave a 5-7 inch tail) onto size 3.75mm (US5) needles
Row 1 – 5: Knit
Row 6: K6, drop and pull out the 7th st (make sure to pull out all the way to row 1), dip your right needle under the project from back to front and then continue knitting the last 6 sts
This should create a twist in your project, making it look like the top of the heart.
Row 7: Knit, including the section of twisted sts (you should have 13 total sts after this row)
Row 8 – 10: Knit
Row 11: K2Tog, K9, K2Tog
Row 12: K2Tog, K7, K2Tog
Row 13 – 14: Knit
Row 15: K2Tog, K5, K2Tog
Row 16: K2Tog, K3, K2Tog
Row 17 – 19: Knit
Row 20: K2Tog, K1, K2Tog
Row 21: K2Tog, K1
Row 22: K2Tog
Pull end through last st on your needle to bind off. Leave a 5-7 inch tail.

You now have one completed heart.  Use a yarn or tapestry needle to sew the edges of the hearts together to create a headband.  Use the average head circumferences listed above, along with the equation listed below to figure out how many hearts you need for the desired size.

Average Head Circumference of Desired Size   divided by  2 inches = X (number of hearts needed)

Example:

Newborn Head Circumference of 13″/2″ = 6.5 (Round up to 7 Hearts Needed)

 

 

Thanks for stopping by to snag the pattern to make your own knit or crochet heart headband!

Comment and let me know who you plan to use this pattern for <3     Happy Mother’s Day 2014!

 

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2 Comments On “Mother’s Love Headband – Free Pattern”

  1. A very happy moms day to you and your mom.

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  2. thank you so much for the free pattern. will be making it for my daughter in law to use in her photography business.
    Just spent the day with 5 of my six children, their spouses and 10 of my eleven soon to be 12 grandchildren. It was a wonderful day.

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