Headbands are my go to for hair bling. Join me and make the crochet keyhole headband. Pretty, functional and perfect for summer.


crochet keyhole headband in silvery grey yarn with some flowers.


They say; Necessity is the mother of invention. I cannot refute this statement because necessity was behind this pattern.

Namely, the necessity of preparing a quick welcome to my house gift for my sister. Why quick? Because, I left it for the last minute, as you do. Side note: do you do this? Prepare some trinket for visiting friends and relatives?



Although I have a collection of cotton yarn in my stash I don’t have grey. At least none that I could find and any excuse to explore new yarns is viable. Right? Since I was already at Walmart, I picked up their worsted weight cotton yarn.

The yarn is soft enough to wear but also sturdy enough for house decor/cleaning. It’s a multipurpose yarn perfect for a crochet keyhole headband. Even though I used Mainstays 100% cotton yarn any worsted weight cotton yarn with a 180yds in 100g will work just fine.

Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to cotton. The gold version of the crochet keyhole headband is made with fingering weight silk and a 2.5mm hook. However, I would strongly suggest a yarn that does not have a lot of stretch.


Can I make the crochet keyhole headband?

It’s the perfect project to learn a new stitch. The crochet keyhole headband takes no time to whip up which makes it perfect for a last minute gift or outfit detail. Moreover, it’s a great way to show off your crochet and use scraps!

Short video showing the process – INSTAGRAM

Crochet keyhole Headband


  • 20g of worsted weight cotton (10g of fingering weight yarn)
  • small hair tie
  • 3.5mm hook (2.5mm hook)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
  • tape measure


Instructions are written for worsted size and fingering weight in ().

Work the pattern up to the point given here or for the length needed.

Yarn that does not have a lot of stretch is recommended.

Stitches US terms:

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet/ uk double
  • hdc – half double crochet / uk half treble
  • dc – double crochet / uk treble


2″/5cm (1.25″) wide.

18″ in length.

To start

remember () indicate instructions for fingering weight yarn.

3.5mm hook(2.5)

R1- into the hair tie work 7 (10)sc, ch1 and turn.

R2to4 – sc to end of row, ch1 and turn.

R5 – *sc, ch3, sk2* repeat from * once more, sc in last st, ch3 and turn.

R6 – sc in ch3 space, ch3, sc in next space, ch1, hdc in last stitch, ch1 and turn.

R7 – sc in ch 1 space, *ch3, sc in ch 3 space; repeat from * once more, ch3 and turn.

R8 – *2 dc in ch space, dc in sc* repeat from * once more, ch3 and turn. (7dc)

R9 – dc to end of row, ch1 and turn.

Repeat rows 5 to 8 5(8) more times.

crochet keyhole headband

Repeat rows 4-6 once more.


R1 to 3 – sc to end of row, ch1 and turn.

R4 – working around the hair tie, sc in each stitch. fasten off and weave in ends.

There you have it, a pretty stitch for a pretty headband!

crochet keyhole headband

Interested in another headband pattern?

Check out the Sunrise Summer Headband

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