50+ Cute & Crafty Headbands To Make

Here’s a fun list of crafty ideas for making headbands with plenty of different fabrics, materials and techniques found in this collection…some sewn, some knit, some crochet while others just require a glue gun, crafty bits and a metal or plastic headband to embellish. I’ve organized the list into two groups, the first batch features fabric & decorative trims, the second batch is a collection of free knit and crochet patterns. Have fun!

colettepatterns.com
colettepatterns.com
Easy Ribbon: Use either a single decorative ribbon or two contrasting ribbons sewn together to make this sweet headband.

Pleated Tutorial: A scrap of fabric and interfacing are gathered together then attached to an elastic headband with a felt piece for backing, embellished with pearls or buttons.

theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com
theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com
presserfoot.blogspot.com
presserfoot.blogspot.com
Nautical: Made with a few yards of rope or ribbon that are tied into a sailor’s knot and then attached to pieces of twill and a hair band.

Braided: A plain headband is covered with fabric then strips of fabric or trims are braided together and glued on top.

alisaburke.blogspot.com
alisaburke.blogspot.com
rufflesandstuff.com
rufflesandstuff.com
Repurposed Leather Or Vinyl: Cut strips of leather or vinyl from an old purse, cosmetic case, etc., to make this simple bow headband.

Ruched: Free pattern piece download (jpg file), made with felt, lightweight fabric and bias (can be store bought or handmade).

thedillspiel.blogspot.com
thedillspiel.blogspot.com
cally-cruze.blogspot.com
cally-cruze.blogspot.com
Fabric Covered: Plain headbands are covered in fabric then embellished with bows, ruffles or whatever you like.

Ribbon & Buttons: Hot glue decorative ribbon and assorted buttons to a plain headband.

craftpassion.com
craftpassion.com
heatherbaileydesign.com
heatherbaileydesign.com
Fabric Tied Headband: Elastic loop at back then ties in place, free pdf pattern download available.

Elastic Fabric Covered: Fabric is stiffened with interfacing and ends are sewn to a strip of elastic. Free pattern template download (jpg file).

paigeandbrooke.blogspot.com
paigeandbrooke.blogspot.com
heart-of-light.blogspot.com
heart-of-light.blogspot.com
Ruffly: Made with a lightweight fabric (such as silk or a light cotton/linen) that are cut into squares then attached to a band of ribbon (hand sewing).

Feathered: Made with a scrap of leather, thick elastic, assorted feathers and a scrap of felt. Assembled with glue and a bit of sewing.

littleoldhat.blogspot.com
littleoldhat.blogspot.com
veryhomemade.blogspot.com
veryhomemade.blogspot.com
J Crew Inspired: A plain headband is wrapped in fabric then fabric petals are assembled and glued onto band.

Scrappy Leather: Made with assorted leather scraps cut into petals and then glued onto a plain headband, finished off with a vintage button at the top.

missiekrissie.blogspot.com
missiekrissie.blogspot.com
whateverdeedeewants.com
whateverdeedeewants.com
Fabric & Felt: Made with two coordinating pieces of fabric and small felt circles (for the flower embellishment), ties at the back.

Ribbon: Made with 2 elastic ponytail holders and about 3 feet of decorative ribbon (or longer if needed). Also see this tutorial.

chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com
chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com
kcquilts.com
kcquilts.com
Reversible Fabric: Reversible fabric bands are held together with elastic in a fabric casing (at the back). See this tutorial for a similar idea.

Flat Pattern Hair Band: Shows how to measure first for a custom fit, each end has a button for a hair elastic to loop over (for closure).

jezzeblog.blogspot.com
jezzeblog.blogspot.com
anniescupboard.blogspot.com
anniescupboard.blogspot.com
Rick Rack & Fabric: Wider band across the top is trimmed with rick rack, ends tie at back of neck.

Braided: Six strips of fabric are made into two separate braids and then sewn together at the ends, elastic is then attached at each end. Another similar pattern found here.

racheldenbow.blogspot.com
racheldenbow.blogspot.com
littlemissmomma.blogspot.com
littlemissmomma.blogspot.com
Flower Pom Pom: Circles of fabric are glued one by one to a piece of felt, then the pom pom is attached to an elastic headband.

Simple Fabric Braid: Made by tying two strips of fabric in knots, ties at the back.

heart-of-light.blogspot.com
heart-of-light.blogspot.com
homestitched.blogspot.com
homestitched.blogspot.com
Ruffled: A fabric casing is made for 1″ wide elastic then sewn together at the back. Embellish with as you like with fabric flowers, etc.

T-Shirt Headband: Strips of an old t-shirt are stretched until they naturally curl then tied together to make a headband.

zakkalife.blogspot.com
zakkalife.blogspot.com
littlemissmomma.blogspot.com
littlemissmomma.blogspot.com
Sewn Buttons: Buttons are hand sewn onto a stretchy elastic headband.

Rolled Felt: Strips of felt are rolled into tight circles of assorted sizes then glued onto a headband.

bluecricketdesign.net
bluecricketdesign.net
onmysideoftheroom.blogspot.com
onmysideoftheroom.blogspot.com
Flower Rosettes: A headband is wrapped with a strip of fabric and then fabric rosettes are made with the same material and attached.

Ribbon Rosettes Band: Rosettes are made from ribbon, embellished with beads and then attached to an elastic headband.

alisaburke.blogspot.com
alisaburke.blogspot.com
littlemissmomma.blogspot.com
littlemissmomma.blogspot.com
Lace & Pearl: Lace or other decorative trim is rolled into a flower (glued onto a circle of felt), pearl for the center then glued onto an elastic headband.

Spiral Wrapped: A few different ideas on this page including a spiral ribbon wrapped band.

mayarts.com
mayarts.com
borrowedandbleu.com
borrowedandbleu.com
Romantic Rose: A satin headband is embellished with lace, satin ribbon, faux pearl beads and vintage-style buttons.

Felt Flower Hairband: Make a sweet felt flower embellished with seed beads and attach to an elastic “bando” style hair band, free pattern download included (jpg file).

bugsandfishes.blogspot.com
bugsandfishes.blogspot.com
bluebirdlucys.blogspot.com
bluebirdlucys.blogspot.com
Yarn Wrapped: A sweet and simple project made by wrapping a metal or plastic headband with assorted colors of yarn (held in place with glue).

Glitter Bow Tutorial: Made with satin ribbon, spray adhesive, clear fishing line string, headband, scrap of felt and glitter.

maryjanesandgaloshes.com
maryjanesandgaloshes.com
marthastewart.com
marthastewart.com
Fashion Headband: Adorn basic headbands with beautiful feathers for a one-of-a-kind accessory. Materials include fabric glue, ribbon, button and feathers.

Double Ruffle: Two strips of fabric are sewn together to make a casing, pulled to gather than slid over a headband (held in place with glue).

sewchatty.blogspot.com
sewchatty.blogspot.com
craftzine.com
craftzine.com
Felt Eyelet: Features a traditional eyelet effect created with hole punches, tutorial via pdf download.

Double Sided Fabric: Has a fabric covered elastic piece at the back for a comfy fit, free pattern download (pdf).

happytogethercreates.com
happytogethercreates.com
onegirlinpink.blogspot.com
onegirlinpink.blogspot.com
Floppy Fabric Bows: Made with 2 strips of fabric and 1 small piece for the center, plastic headband and a hot glue gun.

Summertime Hair Wraps (How-To): Shows how to fold, wrap and tie a silk scarf to keep your hair tidy and presentable.

moredesignplease.com
moredesignplease.com
wecanredoit.blogspot.ca
wecanredoit.blogspot.ca
Color Block: Two pairs of tights (in two different colors) are cut then stitched together for this project.

Knit & Crochet

craftzine.com
craftzine.com
Knit Bow: Worked in seed stitch (knitting) then band is made with 3 ropes of crocheted chain stitch. Free pdf pattern download.

Vanessa: Knit with US #11 needles, gauge is 3 stitches over 1″ in st st. Free pdf pattern download available.

gettingpurlywithit.com
gettingpurlywithit.com
tangledhappy.blogspot.com
tangledhappy.blogspot.com
Granny Stripe: Crochet pattern worked in rounds (shell stitch). Made with worsted weight yarn and size 4mm hook.

Urban Turban: Both crochet and knitting patterns offered, made with size #17 needles (or size J hook) and thick bulky yarn.

jemknit.blogspot.com
jemknit.blogspot.com
youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com
youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com
Knotted: Crochet pattern, two strands of yarn are crocheted into chains then tied in a center knot and glued to strands of ribbon (to tie at back).

Lacey: Free crochet pattern and features knit I-cord ties or crocheted chain ties.

ibrakeforyarnpatterns.blogspot.com
ibrakeforyarnpatterns.blogspot.com
tricotine.typepad.com
tricotine.typepad.com
Irish Hiking: A knit cable design made with size #8 (US) straight needles.

Knitted: Simple pattern, skills required: Garter stitch (just knit, no purl!), increasing and decreasing, and I-cord.

chickencounting.blogspot.com
chickencounting.blogspot.com
asmatteringoflaura.blogspot.com
asmatteringoflaura.blogspot.com
Crochet: Made with worsted weight yarn and a size G hook, stitches used: chain; DC, SC and slip stitch. Back is a double strand of chain stitches to hold band in place.

Wide Cabled: Knitting pattern, made with aran-weight yarn or worsted weight if you prefer. Knit on 4.5mm knitting needles and 1 cable needle. Finished size: 4.5″ x 19″ (stretches to approx. 21″).

mathgirl40.blogspot.com
mathgirl40.blogspot.com
wistfulplying.blogspot.com
wistfulplying.blogspot.com
Criss-Cross Cable: Free knitting pattern using size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn (has a button closure at back with a chain crochet loop).

Hedda: Free crochet pattern available via pdf download. Finished size approximately 1 1/2″ wide x 24″ long (or length desired).

berroco.com
berroco.com
carissaknits.blogspot.com
carissaknits.blogspot.com
Basketweave: Free knit pattern made with cotton yarn and 2 double pointed needles. Finished size measure 1.75″ x 12″ long (plus ties on ends).

Three Strands Crochet: Made with worsted weight yarn and a 4.00mm hook, can be made longer or shorter by changing the number of starting ch. See this version with a flower.

creativeyarn.blogspot.com
creativeyarn.blogspot.com
mandipidy.com
mandipidy.com
MandyBand: Cute crochet pattern for a headband, made with crochet thread, a piece of elastic and a size F crochet hook (sizes for Adult, Child and Baby).

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    • Mona
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    Very easy to do.

    • Molly
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    Cute and fun.

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