Teddy Bear Headband Crochet Pattern

I've had a recent fascination with crocheting animals, which I mainly blame on the fact that a few weeks ago we decided to grow our family by adding 2 adorable little guinea pigs! 

So in other words, this cozy teddy bear headband happens to be my latest"Animal Crocheting" indulgence... It was immensely fun to make, and has left me keen to make even more animal inspired patterns in the future!

If after creating this headband you're still in a teddy bear mood, why not create some matching teddy baby booties? Or maybe try your hand at crocheting more animal inspired headbands like a Frog or Piggy?  



What You'll Need
4.50mm Crochet Hook
100g DK Yarn {8ply} - I used Rowan Handknit Cotton
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used
Black
Double Choc
Linen

Size
This headband fits Baby - Adult.
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}
Width: 3.5"

Gauge
 3 Stitches & 2 (completed) Rows in Star Stitch Crochet  = 1 Inch


Headband
Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (double choc), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 99 Chains. {Note: Add or take away sets of 2 foundation chains if you'd like to create a smaller or larger headband.}
Row 1- {Note: This pattern features a Star Stitch which can be a bit complicated to understand. I have a video below that explains this stitch very well.


Insert your crochet hook in the 2nd chain, and pick up a loop. Pick up 1 loop in each of the next 4 chain stitches (6 loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1 (this forms eye of star), *Pick up a loop in the eye of last star you created, pick up a loop through the back of last loop of previous star, then pick up a loop through same chain as the last loop of previous star. Pick up a loop in each of the next 2 chain stitches, (6 loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1. Repeat from the * all across. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the last chain of this row, (The same chain as the last loop of the last star of this row). Turn your work.
Row 2Chain 1, Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the "Eye" of the next star stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the "Eye" of each star, all the way across. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the top of the turning chain at the end of this row. Turn your work.
Row 3Chain 2, pick up a loop in the front strand of 2nd chain from your crochet hook, then pick up another loop in the 2nd chain, but this time in the back strand of that chain. Pick up a loop in the first stitch of this row. Pick up a loop in each of the next 3 stitches (single crochets). Yarn over, and pull through all 6 loops on your hook. Chain 1, *Pick up a loop in the eye of last star you created, pick up a loop through the back of last loop of previous star, then pick up a loop through same stitch as the last loop of previous star. Pick up a loop in each of the next 2 stitches, (6 loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1. Repeat from the * all across. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the last stitch of this row, (The same stitch as the last loop of the last star of this row). 
Row 4 - 12Repeat rows 2 - 3. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple sets of rows 2 - 3, depending on how wide you'd like your headband to be.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ends of the headband together.



Ears
Rnd 1- Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 8 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Rnd 2- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Rnd 3- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Rnd 4- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Crochet 2 ears using only the colour Double Choc. 
Crochet 2 other ears using the colour Linen for Rnd 1-3, and Double Choc for Rnd 4.
Sew 1 (Linen coloured) ear on top of each (Double Choc) ear to make a pair.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ears to the top of the headband, making sure to space them out evenly.


Large Nose
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (linen colour), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 6 Chains.
Rnd 1- Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 chains. Crochet 5 Half Double Crochets into the last chain. {Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.} Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 3 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 16 stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet in the next 5 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 3 stitches. You should have 26 stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 26 stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 4Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 26 stitches. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Little Nose
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (black), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 5 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the 2nd chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Triple Crochet in the next stitch.

Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the "little" nose on top of the "large" nose. 
Then embroider some detailing beneath the "little" nose, before sewing the entire nose onto the headband, just below the ears. {Note: I also 'stuffed' the large nose, before sewing it on the headband.}



Hope you all enjoyed this teddy bear 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,



6 comments:

  1. hi olivia...such a cute pattern...and clever to have it as a headband...and thank you also for including the different sizes...the pattern is definitely on my to-do project bag...thank you again, olivia..sally

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  2. Here is a challenge for you: crochet a Guinea pig hat! My daughter loves her Guinea pig and though I can make almost any animal hat, I cannot figure this one out - must be the ears!

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  3. Very cute! Thanks for the pattern.

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