If you want to stand out this holiday season either at your next holiday market or maybe a Christmas party then this crochet Christmas light headband tutorial is for you!
Setting up at holiday markets are a lot of things. Fun, exhausting, busy, profitable- these are the first words that come to my mind.
Holiday markets are when people are buying for their loved ones. They want to check those names off their buy list and GET. THINGS. DONE. I can empathize with that!
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For my past two years of holiday markets, I have worn this festive Christmas light headband, and every market I get a ton of compliments, a load of smiles and some fun conversations with my customers that were started becuase they liked my headband.
I think wearing a festive, themed, headpiece to a market is a great way to tell your customers “Hey, Im here to party” but also help you stand out in the sea of vendors!
That’s why I wanted to get this pattern out to you guys ASAP so you can start whipping a few of these up for your next holiday market.
Also, they would be great for ugly Christmas sweater parties too 😉
and as always, you can watch the full video tutorial here
Finished Light Dimensions: Approximately 2.5” tall.
Stitch Key (US Terms)
CH = Chain
INC= Increase (Put two stitches in the same space. (In this case, it will be two SC stitches.)
DEC= Decrease (Invisible decrease explained under Special Stitches.)
*= To Be Repeated
YO= Yarn Over
Magic Circle: If you are unfamiliar with the Magic Circle/Ring method you are welcome to chain 3, join, and crochet in the circle you created. You can watch me do the magic circle in the video that goes with this post.
Back Loop: Look at the top of your stitches and you will see that your HDC stitches make a “V” shape. Insert your hook under the side of the “V” that’s furthest from you. That is where you will make your HDC stitches.
Invisible Decrease (SC): Insert your hook into the front loop only of your stitch, swing your hook down and insert into the front loop of the next stitch. YO, pull through both loops, YO pull through both loops to complete the SC. If you need more help with this method, check out the video that goes with this post.
With your black yarn
Row 1: SC 6 into a magic circle. Join back into your first SC, CH 1. (6)
Pro Tip: I like to sew in my tail now so I don’t have to struggle to sew it in later.
Row 2: SC 6 into the Back Loop of the round 1 stitches. Switch to your green yarn when you join back into the first SC. CH 1.
Now using your green yarn and going under both loops again instead of the Back Loop Only.
You will be working in the round from this point on so do not join and chain at the end of each round, just going directly into the next round and use a stitch marker to mark where each round ends.
Round 3: SC in each stitch around. (6)
Round 4: Going directly into the top of the first SC in round 3, SC INC in each stitch around (12)
Pro Tip: Securely knot your green and black tails together after round 4. You don’t need to sew them in because they will be on the inside of your light.
Round 5: *SC INC, SC 3* around (15)
Round 6-7: SC 15 around (15)
Round 8: *DEC over the next two stitches, SC 3* around (12)
Round 9: *DEC over the next two stitches, SC 2* around (9)
Stuff your light with your polyfill.
Round 10: *DEC over the next two stitches, SC* around (6)
Slip stitch into the next stitch and cut your yarn leaving a 5-6 inch tail for closing and close your hole using your preferred method. I use the Magic Fasten Off method.
Thread your tail onto your tapestry needle, then insert your needle into the front loop of the first single crochet closest to where you just tied off, then loosely pull your tail through. Insert your needle into the front loop of the next single crochet and loosely pull your tail through. Continue around with all single crochet stitches, then, when you get back to the beginning, pull your yarn tight so the hole closes completely.
Refer to the video linked above if you need help with the Magic Fasten Off method.
Tie in your tail and you’re finished! I used 14 lights for my crown but you can use as many as you’d like.
Using your black yarn and G hook, chain a length that’s long enough to fit around your head and tie in a bow.
Thread one end of your chain onto your tapestry needle and begin stringing on your lights in the order you want them to go.
Once you string all of your lights, squish them together so they are all in the center (approximately) of your chain.
Sew in the tails on the ends of your chain.
You’re all set! Tie your new Christmas light crown around your head for a fun holiday-themed headpiece that’s bound to be an attention grabber at your next holiday market!
If you need help tieing your headband on, I show how I do it in the video at the beginning of this post.
I hope you guys love this fun Christmas Light Headband tutorial. I love wearing funky headpieces. I think they’re a great way to show off your personality! Plus its a great conversation starter at holiday markets!
If you make one and share a pic PLEASE tag me @acraftyconcept… seeing you guys make ACC designs absolutely fills my heart and fuels me to keep putting out awesome content for you guys!
Please do not copy, redistribute or sell my pattern in any way. You are more than welcome to sell your finished piece. I hope they are a very hot item for you!! I just ask that you please credit me for the pattern so other makers can find me as well. You may not use my pictures and pass them off as your own for they are my property. Thank you for your understanding.