Chunky Criss-Cross Headband Crochet Pattern

I've always believed that accessories and clothing play equally important roles in creating an outfit that expresses one's individuality. 

An accessory can be a beautiful bag, a summery sun hat or even a chunky headband... When it comes to accessories the list goes on and on. In other words, your imagination is the limit! 
So for a girl who loves fairytales and all forms of creativity, it's no wonder I'm obsessed with them!

This headband below just so happens to be the latest addition to my ever growing collection. With winter being less than a week away (In Australia), I'm hoping this headband's lovely burst of colour will help combat any gloom that tends to tag along with the colder months.
 

What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
140g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size 
This headband fits all sizes
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}


Taking your super bulky yarn and 10.00mm crochet hook, start of by making a Slip Knot. Then crochet 10 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Double Crochet into every chain across. You should have 10 double crochets now.
Row 2~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Front Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Front Post Double Crochet. In the 5th and 6th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 7th stitch crochet a Front Post Double Crochet. In the 8th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 9th stitch crochet a Front Post Double Crochet. In the last stitch crochet a Double Crochet.
Row 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Back Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the 5th and 6th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 7th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the 8th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 9th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the last stitch crochet a Double Crochet.
Row 4 - 10~ Repeat rows 2 - 3 eight times. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple sets of rows 5 - 8, depending on your head's circumference.}
Row 11~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Back Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the 5th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. You should have 5 stitches now. {Note: You're busy creating one of the two different strips you'll need to do the criss-cross.}
Row 12~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Front Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Front Post Double Crochet. In the 5th stitch crochet a Double Crochet.
Row 13 - 21~ Repeat rows 11 - 12.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


To create the second strip you'll need to make the criss-cross, start of by attaching your bulky yarn to the first stitch of the headband, right at the front.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Front Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Front Post Double Crochet. In the 5th stitch crochet a Double Crochet.
Row 2Chain 2. Crochet 1 Back Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the 5th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. You should have 5 stitches now. {Note: You're busy creating the second strip you'll need to do the criss-cross.}
Row 3 - 11~ Repeat rows 1 - 2
Row 12~ Now criss-cross the two strips you just created. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Back Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the 5th and 6th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 7th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the 8th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 9th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the last stitch crochet a Double Crochet. {Note: You're connecting the two strips together by crocheting across.}
Row 13~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Front Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Front Post Double Crochet. In the 5th and 6th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 7th stitch crochet a Front Post Double Crochet. In the 8th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 9th stitch crochet a Front Post Double Crochet. In the last stitch crochet a Double Crochet.
Row 14~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Back Post Double Crochet into the next stitch. In the 3rd stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 4th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the 5th and 6th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 7th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the 8th stitch crochet a Double Crochet. In the 9th stitch crochet a Back Post Double Crochet. In the last stitch crochet a Double Crochet.
Row 15 - 20~ Repeat rows 13 - 14.

When you've completed all the rows, connect the two ends of the headband together to create a circle and Slip Stitch them together. Once the band is slip stitched together fold the slip stitched part towards the inside.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

 Hope you all enjoyed this pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




54 comments:

  1. I love this pattern and am anxious to get started. After reading the pattern, I do have one question about the second strip. When you attach the yarn to the first strip, do you start with 10 chains again?

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    1. no you don't do 10 chains(pattern directions are unclear here.) You just reconnect at the base where the othe side starts and continue with the same pattern. Once you get this side same lenth as the first,then you cross them and do a continuous row of stitches (row 12) across to connect them. Hope this helps. Just look at the picture.

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  2. Hello! What is the name of the yarn you used and the color? Can I purchase the yarn in the US? Thank you!

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  3. I have started this pattern but I am confused about creating the second strip. You stated, "start of by attaching your bulky yarn to the first stitch of the headband, right at the front." What is the yarn attached to? Where I left off to create the first strip or ??. thank you...

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  4. ^^ Disregard...I figured it out. =)

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    1. You are supposed to start the second strip on the five to right to the first strip you made.

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    2. You are supposed to start the second strip on the five to right to the first strip you made.

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  5. This is a very pretty headband, I had to stop crocheting this because it was turning out way to big, i did use a super bulky weight yarn and 10mm hook. If you could include gauge ( how many stitches per inch) so we could estimate sizing. I will have to redo mine smaller for sure and it is around 24 inches stopping at the fifth - last round.. Thank you for this pattern, I will try again.

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    1. Mine was big enough for 2 heads! I think 1/2 the number of rows came out just right.

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    2. it is cause her bulky yarn is a lot less bulky then the bulky yarn in us and uk.

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    3. I used 2 strands of worsted weight yarn and it worked out fine, since I had no bulky yarn. I used a 9 mm (K) hook and it fits my 22" head nicely.

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  6. I agree disappointed only did half the rows and its too long

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    1. You must be doing something way wrong. Try try again.

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  7. How do you criss cross the two strips?

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    1. That one caught me by surprise too, it was very confusing, but I figured it out. At the base, where you started the first strip, across from that, start your next strip, where there are 5 stitches left that have not been worked. And, I eliminated 2-3 sets of the beginning rows, as it was way too big. Turned out nice after these adjustments were made.

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    2. You put one over the other silly! Look at the picture, right over left!

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  8. For those of you that it's too long are you maybe forgetting that an Australian double crochet is a US single crochet?

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    1. I used a US double crochet with bulky yarn and the headband came out just fine. A single crochet wouldn't work as well because of the back and front post double crochets.

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    2. Yes I agree with you, we must have the same size heads! ( 22") lol

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    3. Her patterns are written in US terminology. =)

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  9. Does this mean that for every double crochet we should be using single crochet for US?

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    1. Looking at her crochet basics video, she uses US stitches. Working on this now.

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  10. I just made this--love it! It's simple enough to adjust the size, and pretty enough to give as a gift. I made it with leftovers from a chunky shrug, so now I have a super stylish matching set, and, if you pull the headband down around your neck it doubles as a cute cowl!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This looks very neat! I would like to crochet this one with another yarn, with crochet hook 6 only, What shall I do then? (I didn´t try this pattern yet).

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  12. Super upset. Im a beginner and i followed the pattern closely and the bumpy side switches halfway through the first strip? Then I have no clue how to do the second strip. I invested a lot of time in this and now I have no clue what to do. I feel like i just wasted a lot of time, money and self esteem. Can anyone help me or am i screwed?

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    1. Hello Lexi,
      So sorry you've had so much difficulty!
      I'm slightly confused as to what the problem is, would you mind explaining in a bit more detail? I'd love to help!
      Olivia

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    2. The bumps switched for me as well, right when I started doing the first strip. I just undid it and started with a front post dc instead of back post

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    3. I just tore out the set that wouldn't match up with the bumpy side and made it match up. Don't understand how you had that happen in the middle of the strip, as if you started out right, it should keep going right. Look back and see where you may have made a mistake and tear it out and start over there. This is really a simple pattern once you get it figured out, but the instructions leave room for more explanation, or better/more pictures.

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  13. Is there a step by step video on youtube? This is a very pretty piece but I am not an advanced crocheter. I would very much like to make this.

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  14. Hi Olivia. Would someone be able to create this same type of criss cross headband with a different type of stitch instead of the post double crochet? Thanks!

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    1. In case Olivia doesn't answer, you could just use a regular dc instead of the front and back posts. It won't have the bumpy look, but the criss cross will work just fine.

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  15. I love the headband as does my granddaughter. Wanted to make it for her & originally got the pattern from another website - problem is the instructions r different - they say to use cotton yarn & a 3.5 mm hook - that doesn't work 2 well. Don't know if they got some other pattern confused with yr pic or what - anyway, what I wud like to know is r the instructions above in U.S. terms? Cud u pls let me know - wud like to try this very much 4 my granddaughter - I hv an advanced beginner & the website I got my original pattern fm said it was for a beginner & uses a 3.5mm hook & cotton yarn. These instr. use super bulky yarn & a size 10mm but r these U.S.???? Tk u - luv yr patterns - tk u for sharing them.

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  16. Hey guys i use a 6.5 and a super bulky and it has turned out great. If its too big take ur hook down a few sizes.

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    1. thanks! I'll try for the second headband.

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  17. I'd like to consider myself an experienced crocheter, and I cannot figure out this pattern. When it comes to making the second strip and somehow connected it all it is not making sense to me. When you say rows 3-11 "repeat rows 1-2" it's now clear if each row is really 2 rows since you're combining the "repeat rows 1-2" then rows 13-14 and so on I don't even know where to begin on. Can you please post a video or something starting from the strips and how to connect them? Or someone who has done the pattern themselves post a video? I am beyond confused and frustrated at this point :(

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    1. connecting* and NOT clear*

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    2. I had the same problem. Just decided to make the first rows to the point that it was up to my ears (didn't count) then started the strips. Then when finishing, did the same thing with the ending end. Worked great. As far as connecting the second strip, do you mean starting it, or connecting it at the end? If it's connection of the two strips, just start at the end of the strip you were last working on, and keep doing the dcfp and dc and dcbp as you did before. The 6th dc will be the first one in the second strip at the top. Hope this helps.

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  18. I am using a bulky (not super bulky) yarn and a size N crochet hook (9.0mm). So far it seems to be working great. I have the first part completed. The size is good. I have to start on the second strip tonight. If you are not familiar with front post and back post double crochets, look for a tutorial on youtube. They are actually very simple stitches, once you see how they are done. I had finished another project with them and was very confused until I searched on youtube.

    Love this pattern!

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  19. I have a question for ear row are you all turning the work, I was curious as I am working on just the beginning the bumps look okay but im not sure they are going in the correct direction?

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    1. Oh definitely turn your work after each row.

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  20. I cannot for the life of me figure why it goes from 10 chains at the beginning to 9 in rows 2-3 (and the repeated ones after that). Are we just chaining over the stitch we skip? If I don't chain over it, the material starts to get smaller and smaller, but if I chain over it a gaping hole is left. I've been crocheting for years though haven't been at it recently. Am I missing something?

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  21. Wait....... chain 10 add 2 chains crochet into the forth chain (the eighth right?) and then I have 8 stitches not 10?

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    1. I thought the same thing at first but then realized 9, 10, 11, 12 making the 9th chain the 4th from the 12th and the first one you double crochet in; and then you have to count the chain two as your first double crochet in each row. making 10 stitches for each row. Hope this helps. I almost quit before beginning because I had the same thought. Glad I didn't. It turned out beautifully!

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  22. I used a K or 6.5 crochet hook and super bulky yarn and it turned out beautifully. What Melody, above, said about crocheting until it reaches from the middle of the back of your head to your ears and then starting the strips is great advice. If I need to make another size I'll do that.

    Thanks, Olivia, for the super cute, cute pattern!

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  23. I loved the pattern, it's very quick and so easy to work up. I used a worsted weight yarn with an H hook to make these super cute headbands. I used 14 stitches across using this sequence...DC,DC,fp,DC,fp,DC,DC,DC,DC,fp,dc,fp,DC,DC. (I had 7 stitches in each strip) for the length I just measured it to just above my ear and divided my strips there. I made two and love them, thank you for sharing your cute pattern!

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  24. I loved the pattern, it's very quick and so easy to work up. I used a worsted weight yarn with an H hook to make these super cute headbands. I used 14 stitches across using this sequence...DC,DC,fp,DC,fp,DC,DC,DC,DC,fp,dc,fp,DC,DC. (I had 7 stitches in each strip) for the length I just measured it to just above my ear and divided my strips there. I made two and love them, thank you for sharing your cute pattern!

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  25. I loved the pattern, it's very quick and so easy to work up. I used a worsted weight yarn with an H hook to make these super cute headbands. I used 14 stitches across using this sequence...DC,DC,fp,DC,fp,DC,DC,DC,DC,fp,dc,fp,DC,DC. (I had 7 stitches in each strip) for the length I just measured it to just above my ear and divided my strips there. I made two and love them, thank you for sharing your cute pattern!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your adaptation of the pattern for worsted weight! I appreciate it! ~~♡~~

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  26. I was slightly daunted by some of the previous comments, as I don't consider myself to be an expert, but I had some 14 ply and I just followed the instructions as written and it worked a treat - so quick to do. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  27. I love this pattern! I'm glad that I just jumped in & worked it without reading the comments. I found it to be a wonderfully easy & fast pattern! I used Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky & a size 9/N hook. Thank you again! ~~♡~~

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  28. These instructions are very unclear. I would suggest more pictures or a video. Also, sizing instructions are not great. I would suggest making the base smaller than you think you will need and then after you do the criss-cross continue on until it's the size you need.

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  29. mine came out super cute but my two strips have one bar instead of two :D thanks for the pattern ♥

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  30. Thanks for the great pattern! I just got my daughter to try it on and then ended when it fit. Going to make a second one now, and have an order for a third!

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