Crochet Lamb Headband - A Free Pattern

One of my goals for 2019 was to work through my stash inventory. Looking through my yarn and supplies I realized that I still had some headbands from our bunny pattern last year.

I also found a skein of Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in white. A lamb headband was meant to be!

This was my first time working with Pipsqueak yarn and at first I was not a fan. You can't see your stitches which made it a little bit hard to make sure my numbers were on track for each round.

About halfway through making the tube I started to enjoy it though. Using your fingertips to feel for each stitch definitely helps!

I still have more than half of my skein left so I may be brainstorming another pattern to use the rest up!

For this pattern I used a 1 inch wide (14 inches long) headband that I found at WalMart in the girls' department. They come in a 6 pack for just a few bucks! I also have some general instructions below if you're using a headband with a different length or width.

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US Abbreviations

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- SC increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC – Half double crochet

DC- Double crochet

Tr – Triple crochet

Sl st- Slip stitch

Ch - Chain

Note – When working with Pipsqueak yarn you will not be able to see your stitches, you will want to feel for the next stitch with your fingertips.


To make the headband we will be crocheting a tube and will not be joining each round. A stitch marker can be used to keep track of each round but is not necessary as we are going to make our tube the same length as our headband to insert.

For this pattern I have used a 1 inch thick headband that measures 14 inches long. If your headband is a different size, you will want to adjust your length (more or less rounds). 

If you have a wider or narrower headband adjust the number of SC in the magic circle accordingly. Example, if your headband is wider try 12 SC, if your headband in narrower try 8 SC.

To start the headband make a magic circle with 10 SC, pull tight to close. You will want to tie a knot to secure your magic circle, this will prevent it from coming open once the headband is placed inside.

Continue to crochet in the round until you have reached your desired length. For reference, the headband above took approximately 73 rounds.

When your tube reaches the right length, insert your headband and sew closed. This is very similar to closing a hat or amigurumi. Weave your tapestry needle in and out of the remaining stitches until you reach your beginning stitch. Pull tight to close the circle and secure. Weave in your end.


Outer Ear

Make 2 with pipsqueak yarn

Round 1: Make a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24) Rounds 5-7: SC around (24)

Round 8: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18) Rounds 9-11: SC around (18)

Fasten off leaving a long strand for sewing. Pinch to fold flat and bend the ends to fold in half. Sew across the top of the ear to keep its shape. This will create a rounded ear with an indentation as pictured below.

Inner Ear

Make 2 with pink

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 7 SC

Round 2: SC INC in the first 2 stitches, DC INC in the next 3 stitches, and SC INC into the last 2 stitches (14)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. With your needle sew your inner ears centered into the outer ears.

Flowers and Leaves

Large Flower – Make 3

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC, join with a slip stitch to the first SC

Round 2: Ch 1 (3 DC, ch 1, and sl st into the same stitch), in the next stitch complete *sl st, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, sl st*, repeat from * around. You will end with 6 petals.

Round 3: Ch 3 and sl st into the back post of the 3rd DC on your first petal, continue this step for each petal, when you reach the 6th petal sl st into the first ch 3.

Round 4: Ch 1 (4 DC, ch 1, and sl st into the chain), in the next chain complete *sl st, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, sl st*, repeat from * around. You will end with 6 petals.

Small Flower – Make 2

Chain 20

Row 1: HDC in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2 and turn.

Row 2: Sl st into the first st, *ch 2, sl st in the next st*, *repeat across.

Fasten off leaving a tail. Starting with one end slowly roll your flower into a circle. Using your tail pass through the bottom to secure its shape.

Leaves – Make 4

Round 1: Complete the following inside of a magic circle; 2SC, 2HDC, 2DC, 2TR, Ch 1, 2TR, 2DC, 2HDC, 2SC. Pull tight to close and secure.


1. Sew an ear onto each side of your headband.

2. Using your hot glue gun (or craft glue) attach each flower and leaf onto your headband. I used pins to help hold them in place. Once ready, I attached the pieces closest to the ears and worked my way to the middle flower.

Your headband is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. If you've made a lamb headband share a picture with us, we'd love to see it!!

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