This heart headband crochet pattern combines crochet with cross stitch to make an adorable accessory perfect for those colder months. Wouldn’t it make a great Valentine’s gift? Keep reading for the free pattern or purchase the printable PDF right here.
How to make the Here’s my Heart Headband
The Here’s my Heart Headband is pretty striaghtforward to make. The main part of the headband is work in the round using the double stitch (also known as the petite pois stitch).
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After the headband is crocheted, you’ll add a heart by following the graph and cross stitching with Red Heart Hygge yarn
Yarn and Stitches used for the Heart Headband
You’ll want to read the Here’s my Heart Pillow Pattern post to learn more of my feelings on the Bernat Baby Velvet yarn. Because it is prone to worming (the stitches stretch and form loops) I’ve tried to design projects that either don’t need much washing or won’t be a pain to hand wash.
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The Baby Velvet yarn is soft against your skin and it makes a comfortable and warm headband. Red Heart Hygge is also so soft and the extra fuzz of the yarn makes the heart pop even more.
As with all headbands or ear warmers you make, I suggest using the headband size chart and making the headband to the specific size instead of trying to match gauge.
This headband came out as 20″ around which is a better size for a small to medium adult head than it is for a child.
It looked great on my daughter for pictures, but for long term use, I would need to make her a smaller one, around 18″, to account for the natural stretching that happens as it is worn.
(Don’t tell her, but I am probably going to keep this one for myself. )
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Heart Headband Crochet Pattern
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US size H/8, 5.0 mm crochet hook (grab my favorite hooks right on Amazon!)
Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn (#4 Medium Weight Yarn, 10.5 oz/492 yds) (order from Yarnspirations)
1.4 oz ball in Snowy White
Red Heart Hygge (#5 Bulky Weight Yarn, 5 oz/132 yds) (order from Amazon)
1 oz in Powder
Large Eye Yarn Needle (These work wonderfully especially when cross stitching thick yarn!)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
ds(s): double stitch aka petit pois stitch (see stitch instructions)
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
Gauge: 4” x 3” = 13 ds by 13 rows
Finished Size: 4” wide by 20” around
Double Stitch (ds) aka petit pois: insert hook into the same stitch as the last completed stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook. (You are essentially doing a single crochet two together (sc2tog) but you will not be decreasing.)
When working the rounds using the ds, the first stitch is made by single crocheting 2 together and the last stitch is finished by working in the slip stitch. This helps the join not shift as you work the rounds.
As you work the rounds, it is super helpful to place a stitch marker in that final sl st so you know exactly where to end the next round.
You can pick any spot to start your graph. I chose to put the join at the back of the headband roughly and just counted up the rows on the front to get started. Starting from the bottom of the heart requires less counting overall.
Working the final double stitch of each round:
To keep the stitches from slanting as you work around, the final ds stitch of each round is worked either in the sl st of the previous row or in the same st as the sc2tog at the beginning of the row.
Final ds worked into the sl st:
Final ds worked into the same st as the 1st st
3 rounds with the final ds worked in the sl st followed by 4 rounds of the final ds working into the first st:
Heart Headband Crochet Pattern Instructions:
Ch 66, join with a sl st being careful not to twist the chain.
Row 1: ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with a sl st in the first sc (66)
Rows 2-16: ch 1, sc2tog, ds in each st around, place the last ds of the round in the sl st join of the previous round, sl st in the first sc2tog (66)
Row 17: ch 1, sc in each st around, (not in the sl st of the previous row), join with a sl st in the first sc (66).
If your stitches are slanting slightly, you can tug on the opposite corners gently to get them to line up better.
Adding the heart:
Using Red Heart Hygge follow the graph to cross stitch the heart onto the headband. (It takes less counting to start at the bottom of the graph and work up.) Secure all ends.
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