Retro Pin-Up Headband Crochet Pattern

I've always felt that it's very important to embrace our differences. Whether it be an odd hobby or a love for retro fashion, it's our uniqueness that helps to create a very special world.

For example, in the second photo of this post I attempted to be cheeky/sassy, but I just came of looking a tad bit eccentric, not to mention my abnormally bent backward thumb! But I decided it might not be the worst idea to share it anyway, since I'm well known by my friends and family for being very silly, and doing completely random things. And since I think of you all as my buddies, I thought it was about time you saw my crazier side!
So now it's your turn! What makes you unique, silly, quirky?... What makes you, Y-O-U?



What You'll Need
3.50mm Crochet Hook
50g of 8ply {DK} Cotton Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

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



~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a row count as the first Half Double Crochet of that row}

Row 1~Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK cotton yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 21 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every chain across. You should have 19 half double crochets now.
Row 2 - 79~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all across. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple of extra rows depending on your head's circumference.
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.
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK cotton yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the top of the headband.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your headband. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat single crochet border on the bottom of the headband too.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Knot ~

Row 1~ Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK cotton yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet a Half Double Crochet into the 1st chain you crocheted. You should have 2 half double crochets now.
Row 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the last stitch. You should have 4 half double crochets now.
Row 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the last stitch. You should have 6 half double crochets now.
Row 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the last stitch. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Row 5~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 7 stitches.
Row 6~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the last stitch. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Row 7~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 9 stitches.
Row 8~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the last stitch. You should have 12 half double crochets now.
Row 9~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 11 stitches.
Row 10~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 10 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the last stitch. You should have 14 half double crochets now.
Row 11 - 24~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 13 stitches.
Row 25~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 10 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 12 half double crochets now.
Row 26~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 11 stitches.
Row 27~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Row 28~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 9 stitches.
Row 29~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Row 30~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 7 stitches.
Row 31~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 6 half double crochets now.
Row 32~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 4 half double crochets now.
Row 33~ Chain 2. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases. You should have 2 half double crochets now.
Row 34~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 1 half double crochet now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Taking your knot band, tie it around the center of the headband, right at the front.


Hope you all enjoyed this pattern for a retro headband!
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,




31 comments:

  1. I have a niece obsessed with everything vintage, she'll love this! Thank you so much for the free pattern

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  2. love this! thanks for the pattern!

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  3. SUPER CUTE!!!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us!!! =)

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  4. That is so cute and fun! Not only great to wear but even for when you do a facial!

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  5. I love your eyebrows ... such a pretty face you have. Oh, and nice crochet patterns as well ;-)

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  6. I love your headband patterns. It helps that you are gorgeous too and look great modelling them

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  7. I'm somewhat new to crochet. I have a question about Row 1. If you are hd crocheting wouldn't you start from the second chain from hook and not the fourth? If you are chaining 21 and ending up with 19 hdc stitches?

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    1. Does anyone ever reply to these questions?

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    2. Hello,
      Sorry for the late reply! The last few months I've been overwhelmed with work!
      To answer your question, you can crochet into the second chain from your hook, but then you'll need to eliminate 2 foundation chains.
      For this project I preferred crocheting into the fourth chain, but it's up to you. :)
      Olivia

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    3. Hi, I've just come across your website and am fairly new to crochet as well. I have the same question as the person above in regards to chaining 21 and then starting in the 4th chain.... if I do that, then I only get 18 hdc's and not 19 like the pattern says... I'm also a little confused as to your reply as well. If I chain 19 and start in the second chain, then I still only get 18 hdc's... so just to clarify - should the actual pattern be amended to say "chain 21, then 1 x hdc in the 4th chain from the hook and then hdc all the way across - 18 hdc in total"? Thanks in advance :)

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    4. ok - haha, i just reread the pattern - totally missed that the first chains at the beginning of the row count as an hdc.... ignore my comment above ^^^^. Thanks :)

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  8. Thank You I love retro patterns!!! This is a real treat!

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  9. I am going to make this for my daughter she is a pin-up model and loves wearing this style of headband. I hope she will love it.

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  10. Hi, Thank you for sharing your patterns, I made this one and your instructions are spot on. My gage is a bit bigger than yours, but that was a happy little mistake, I like it and wear it. I started a blog with me wearing this headband I would love you to check it out at: http://vagabonvelda.blogspot.com and let me know what you think.

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  11. I'm having a problem understanding the pattern for the knot .. Can anyone help me please

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  12. I too am lost on the instructions for the knot.

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  13. I am also very confused by the instructions for the knot. Are you supposed to turn it ever? Can someone post a video for the first 2 or 3 rows? That would help me a lot.

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    1. After each row, turn your work. You usually always turn after a row, but not after a round.
      Hope this helps! :)
      Olivia

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    2. What do you mean when you say to crochet I the same stitch? It would be awesome if you could do a tutorial for your Youtube channel ;)

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  14. can someone explain the knot instruction more clearly? these are not making sense to me.

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  15. It would be helpful if you used the current abbreviations, as do other crocheters. sl st, sc, hdc, dc, ch, Your patterns would be much easier to follow. Also, if the directions were printed in one place without the pictures, it would be easier to print. I don't need all the pictures!

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    1. Hello,
      A majority of my readers prefer me using the full names (single crochet, double crochet) of crochet stitches in my patterns, instead of the abbreviated versions.
      I have added a "Print It" button in the past, that had the option of eliminating all the photos, but unfortunately it kept disappearing.
      Hope this helps answer your questions!
      Olivia

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    2. I like the full names, it helps because I am a beginner. Thank you for listing the full names.
      -Barbara

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  16. I crocheted the Minnie Mouse hat and did have a tough time getting the ears to "stand up" Any suggestions?

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  17. So cool! I'll pin this to crochet later :)

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  18. What brand yarn would you consider? I always get confused with the weight and dk thing. Lol

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  19. I finally got the knot piece right.. but, how do you get the knot to look so wonderful????????

    I have made two of these so far and both of the knots, no matter how tight I pull them, look super chunky :(

    *I have used lily's sugar and cream, as well as Charisma heathered..

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  20. I very like your patterns hats.

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  21. Thanks! Can't wait to try! You look cute in pics!

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