Headbands are all the rage right now for my 5-year-old daughter. She loves to coordinate her headbands with her different outfits and wears one almost every single day. This past weekend we visited our local zoo. A few days beforehand my daughter mentioned that she wished that she had some sort of animal headband. A light bulb went off for me (a crocheted one, of course) and I knew I could whip something together for her.
I used a plastic headband with some fabric already attached to it (one that my daughter already had) and single crocheted around it. I added two adorable bear ears and my daughter was in love! She wore her headband during our zoo trip and received lots of compliments on it.
I put together a short tutorial to show you how I crochet onto headbands. This method is what works best for me, but of course there might be different methods out there that work better for you.
For this project I used a plastic headband, a US size G 4.25 mm crochet hook, worsted weight yarn (in dark brown for the bear headband), a pair of scissors and a darning needle. You will find the Youtube tutorial below, and the pattern for the ears below the video.
Ears (make 2, worked in the round)
To begin, ch 2
Row 1. 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook (9)
Row 2. 2 sc in each st around (18)
Row 3. 1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next, repeat around (27)
Row 4. 1 sc in 2 st, 2 sc in next, repeat around (36)
Row 5. 1 sc in each st around, ss to 1st st and finish off leaving a long tail to sew onto the headband. (36)
Sew your ears onto the headband and enjoy being the cutest bear in town! (:
Leave a comment below to let me know if you enjoyed this pattern.