Free Baby Headband Crochet Pattern with Adult Size

Hey Craftee, I’m a headband ‘liker’ and wearer. So after designing this free baby headband crochet pattern, it looked quite cute and I thought to myself, “why not make a larger size for yourself?”.

Free Baby headband crochet pattern 1

One of the loveliest things I like about crocheting headbands is that they help me practice stitches, are often easy to customise, and are quick to make, oh, let’s not forget that they are also good as last minute gifts; just a few rows or rounds and we have a finished item.

After designing the quick crochet heart embellishment, I decided to make a baby headband to go with it, you will find the written pattern in the printable format in my shops or you can follow the video tutorial on Yarn Craftee youtube channel.

The Shellart Baby Headband is such a pretty design that uses the crochet shell stitch, and it is super easy to customise. It is done in a multiple of six chains and worked in the round. You can make it as wide as you want with its two-row repeat.

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Not a fan of crochet headbands? Why not try the Seashells Tank Top? This project will prepare you for summer.

If you are a headband fan like me, see these other crochet headband/earwarmer patterns you can make:


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Gauge: 2 shell stitch set (i.e, Shell st., SC, Shell st.) = 2”/4 rows= 1.5”

Finished size (approximate):

  • 0-3 months- 11.5-12.5″
  • 3-6 months- 13 to 14″
  • 6-12 months- 15 to 16.5″
  • Toddler- 16-17.5″
  • Child- 17.5-18″
  • Teen/Adult (small)- 18-19″
  • Adult- 20 to 21″


  • 50-100 mtrs Worsted Weight yarn. See an exact match of the yarn here
  • 4.5mm hook
  • Needle to weave in ends


  • SC- single crochet
  • DC- double crochet
  • ST- stitch
  • CH- chain
  • Special Stitch- Shell stitch- 5 DC into the same stitch


  • Pattern is written in U.S terms
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • Ch 2 counts as a stitch
  • Pattern is in multiples of 6

As mentioned above, the Shellart baby headband crochet pattern begins with a multiple of six chains. For all sizes, baby to adult, kindly purchase the printable version. This version also includes the heart embellishment; so that’s really a two-in-one pattern.



Ch 54 (60,66,72) join to the 1st ch.

Round 1: Ch 1, SC in 1st ch, skip 2 chs, Shell st in next, *skip 2, SC in next, skip 2, Shell st in next. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st st.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st DC), 2DC in same st as join, SC in middle (3rd) st of Shell st, *Shell st in next SC, SC in middle of Shell st. repeat from * around, finish round by making 2DCs in the first st. join to top of ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 1, SC in same st as join, Shell st, in next SC, *SC in middle of Shell st., Shell st in next SC. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st st. on round.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1st DC), 2DC in same st as join, SC in middle (3rd) st of Shell st, *Shell st in next SC, SC in middle of Shell st. repeat from * around, finish round by making 2DCs in the first st. join to top of ch 2.

Rounds 5-6 (or as many rounds as you want): repeat rounds 3 & 4

Round 7: Ch 1, SC in 1st st., *ch 2, SC in next SC, ch 2, SC in middle of Shell st. repeat from * around. Join to 1st st. snip yarn, weave in tails.


Fold the front of the headband and sew from the wrong side across 2 sets of shell stitches, then sew the heart embellishment on.

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