FREE Pattern: 1-Hour Cable Stitch Crochet Headband

Crochet Cable Stitch Headband Pattern

There’s so much to love about this Cable Stitch Crochet Headband pattern. It’s perfect for a statement gift in a hurry — it takes less than an hour to make and just 50 meters of yarn. Plus, you can customize it by adding a fancy shawl pin or pretty buttons.

The cable stitch creates a lovely texture. It is one of my favorite crochet stitches, and once you have made it, you will see why!

Cable Stitch Crochet Headband Pattern


U.S. terminology used. Click here for more information on U.K. vs. U.S. terminology.

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • St/sts – stitch / stitches
  • [ ] – Repeat the instructions between parentheses the amount of times specified
  • { } – Stitch count at the end of the row.


  • 5.5 (I-9) mm crochet hook
  • 50 meters (about 55 yards) worsted weight yarn (I used Scheepjes Stonewashed XL for this tutorial)

Before you start

This pattern is easily adjustable. If you would like to make this headband wider, remember to start with a multiple of 4 + 3 chains (which is equal to 4 + 2 stitches).


Ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in the second ch from the hook and each ch across, turn. {10}

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout). Skip the next st, dc in the next 3 st. Dc in the skipped st, working OVER the 3 dc just made. To do this, yarn over and insert your hook into the skipped st. Yarn over and pull up a loop to the height of your work. Complete your dc as normal. This is your first cable stitch. Skip the next st, dc in the next 3 st, dc in the skipped st, working OVER the 3 dc just made (as before). Dc in the last st, turn. {2 cable stitches and 2 dc}

Row 3: Ch 3, [skip the next st, dc in the next 3 st, dc in the skipped st, working OVER the 3 dc just made] twice, dc in the last st, turn. {2 Cable Stitches and 2 dc}

Crochet Cable Stitch

Rows 4 – 45*: Repeat Row 3.

*Feel free to make more or fewer rows to suit the size of your head. You want to be able to wrap the headband all the way around your head, overlapping it by 5 cable stitch rows so that you can fasten it (see the “Completing the Headband” section below).

Row 46: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), sc in each st across, fasten off and weave in your yarn ends.

Crochet Cable Stitch Headband

Completing the headband

To complete the headband, you can either pin the two edges together using a shawl pin…

Crochet Cable Stitch Headband With Shawl Pin

…or you can add two buttons as instructed below.

Crochet Cable Stitch Headband With Buttons

Adding buttons

The great thing about using cable stitches to create your crochet headband is that you have ready-made button holes between the two cable stitches in each row.

If you want to add a button closure, choose buttons that will fit through the space between cable stitches. You want the buttons to be almost too big to fit through the holes so that they don’t accidentally unbutton themselves while you’re wearing the headband.

Once you have selected your buttons, sew the first one onto the headband in the center of the second cable stitch row. Sew the second button onto the center of the fourth cable stitch row.

Crochet Cable Stitch Headband Adding Buttons

When the buttons have been sewn on, button your headband up by inserting the buttons into the space in the center of the second and fourth cable stitch rows on the opposite end of the headband. Make sure that you haven’t accidentally twisted your headband in the process.

Cable Stitch Crochet Headband With Buttons

And there you have it. One super quick crochet headband!

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