Jessica Carey

Hey, everyone! I’m Jessica, the founder behind The Hook Nook, and I REALLY like to make pretty things. For the last several years I’ve gone from teaching myself to crochet, to selling my makes to friends and family, to opening an Etsy shop, to pattern designing and now I am so fortunate to have worked with some of the biggest brands and companies in the fiber industry from all around the world. You can now find my own The Hook Nook brand designer crochet hooks, yarn and craft accessories at in my online shop and at various retailers!

Braided Headband Crochet Pattern


Hi, friends!

So, for a LONG while now, I've been ACHING to freshen up some of my old patterns and if there was ever a perfect time to do so, now is that time.

I'm super excited to introduce you all to some of my new friends!! When I was in Arizona at Creativation, I met some members from WeCrochet and, even though we met in Arizona, we actually are located only an hour or so away from one another in Oregon! How cool is that?!

My friends at WeCrochet offered to help me accomplish my goal of working through some older patterns and giving them new life. Over the next several months I'm planning on working through some older designs and get them fixed up, prettied up and shared here on the blog! Woot woot!

WeCrochet is a partner with Knit Picks and have some seriously incredible products for fiber artists!! Today I'm sharing my updated version of my Braided Headband crochet pattern using their Swish Worsted yarn in Rainforest Heather. You don't have to twist my arm to use some scrumptious superwash merino.. ;)

Scroll down and learn how to make crochet Braided Headbands - perfect accessory for spring!

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of Jessica Carey, designer of The Hook Nook. This post was sponsored by We Crochet but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Let’s do this!



- I/5.5MM Crochet Hook (try The Hook Nook brand!)

- 1 skein Swish Worsted Weight Yarn - color Rainforest Heather (100% superwash merino wool)

- Scissors

- The Hook Nook Ends Weaver

- Measuring Tape (find one in The Hook Nook Notions Kit)


CH - chain

sl st - slip stitch

HDC - half double crochet

st - stitch

sts - stitches

GAUGE: 16 sts x 10 rows = 4" in HDC

SIZING: Pattern is written in this format - Toddler(Child, Adult)


CH 13.

  1. Starting in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in each CH across. (12)
  2. CH 1, turn. HDC in each st across. (12)
  3. CH 1, turn. HDC in first four sts. (4)
  4. CH 1, turn. HDC in each st across. (4)
  5. Repeat Step 4 until your project reaches 44/52/60 total rows, including original band. Finish off, weave in ends.
  6. Reattach yarn into fifth st on original band with a sl st. HDC in same st, and in next three sts. (4)
  7. Repeat Steps 4-5.
  8. Repeat Steps 3-5.
  9. You will now have three identical "strips" coming off of the original band. Lay your piece out flat and untangled.
  10. Reattach your yarn into furthest right "strip" into the furthest right st with a sl st. HDC in same st and in next three sts. HDC in next four sts of center "strip". HDC in last four sts of left "strip".(4)
  11. CH 1, turn. HDC in each st across. (12)
  12. Repeat Step 11. Finish off, weave in ends.


  1. Lay project out flat with "strips" laying vertically. Use the following images to braid your headband and prepare for closure.

  1. Once your piece is successfully braided, fold in half with right sides facing one another. Reattach your yarn with a sl st to the furthest right st, through both sides/panels to seam. Sl st in each st across, through both panels. Finish off, weave in ends.

  1. Voila! YOU DID IT!! Now put that beauty on, snap a selfie and post it to social media and tag me (@the.hook.nook) on Instagram or (@thnjessica) on Twitter and use these hashtags to add it to our community boards : #thehooknook #thehooknookers #wecrochet

Ohhhh man, I hope you loved that project as much as I did!! There has never been a more perfect time for a darling headband to hide the unwashed hair from quarantine - or really any week.. Ha!

Thank you SO much to my dear friends at WeCrochet for this wonderful collaboration!! Stay tuned to see what we have brewing for next month!!


Don't forget to checkout allllllllll the incredible things WeCrochet has to offer over on their website!! Also, you can now find The Hook Nook Collection on their site as well!! How amazing is that!! Let me know in the comments of this post or on social media what color you guys will be making your braided headband in! I'm truly feeling like I need one in EVERY color..



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