Zuzu Cinched Headband

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Happy Fall! Since this cooler weather is fast coming, I thought it was the perfect time to design something comfy and stylish to help you (and my daughter) stay warm. Zuzu Cinched Headband pattern is a one-skein, quick crochet project that works up very fast.

Scroll down to get the full free pattern with picture tutorial below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

Who says beautiful crochet projects have to take forever to make? Involving only chains and single crochet stitches, this crochet headband pattern is fascinating but easy enough to finish quickly. The Zuzu Cinched Headband is a great way to practice the moss stitch. If you are not familiar with this crochet stitch or need a refresher, check out my simple tutorial HERE.

Because of the simple stitches used in this pattern, Zuzu Cinched Headband is a perfect fall/winter accessory for beginner crocheters looking to learn how to make a headband in no time at all. If you haven’t tried this one yet, then you most definitely should!

The pattern includes sizing from preemie to adult but it’s simple enough that you can easily adjust this to any size.


  1. Greus Cowl
  2. Ombre Moss Stitch Cowl
  3. Triangle Moss Stitch Shawl
  4. Ombre Moss Stitch Beanie

The secret to this cinched headband is to work a long tube in one continuous spiral of moss stitch. It’s double layered, turban style, accessory that offers coverage and coziness to keep out the cold while keeping your style.

Crochet headband are a great alternative to hat and often requires less yarn. Who doesn’t love a good stushbuster pattern? To make the Zuzu Cinched Headband you need only one skein of yarn.

When deciding on what yarn to use I choose one of my favorite Scheepjes Our Tribe because after finishing up my new upcoming pattern (by the way, finger crossed for releasing it in December), I wanted to use up the remnants of yarn. It’s so soft and my daughter just love it, so I couldn’t let it go to waste. I used that yarn before designing the Flores Shawl and the Aprilis Shawl.

I love the georgeous shade of burgund used to made this cinched headband, but if you’d prefer a different color you can do that too!


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The headband you make following this pattern is yours you are free to sell it, as long as you credit MyCrochetory as original designer. For more information, please, read Terms Page.

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn SCHEEPJES Our Tribe 100g = 420m, 70% Merino Superwash and 30% Polyamide.
  2. Hook  size 3mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge,
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends and to seam),
  4. Scissors,


Advanced beginner/Intermediate – if you don’t know how to do the Moss Stitch in rounds check out my tutorial HERE:

Sizes: Preemie (Baby, Toddler Child, Tween, Adult)

Finished length of headband (head cirumference minus 5cm/2”):

22 (33, 38, 43, 48, 51)cm

8.7 (13, 15, 17, 19, 20)”

Finished height of headband: 10.5 cm (adjustable – refer to Notes section).


25 sts and 22 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4”) using 3 mm hook with the moss stitch (ch1, sk next st, sc in next st). Count ch1 and sc as a separated stitch.

If necessary, adjust hook size to obtain the correct gauge.


  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • The basic concept of this headband is to work a long tube in one continuous spiral of moss stitch till work measures 22 (33, 38, 43, 48, 51)cm/ 8.7 (13, 15, 17, 19, 20)” or till the desired length of the headband and seam the ends together (keep in mind that head sizes vary, so please check your piece along the way to make sure it will fit your own head).
  • To increase the height of the headband, increase the number of initial chains.  To decrease the height of the headband, decrease the number of initial chains.
  • To increase the width of the headband, increase the number of rows.  To decrease the width of the headband, decrease the number of rows.
  • Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

BOR – beginning of the round

sc – single crochet

slst – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

sp – space

sk – skip


Ch51 and slst to the first st to close the round.

You can make any ODD number of chain stitches to make your desire height of the headband, but changes might result in a different yardage requirement.

Be careful and join your starting chain without twisting.

Round 1: ch1 (doesn’t counts as a st), sc in first st, [ch1, sk next ch, sc in next ch] rep around to first st (make sure that your last st is sc), don’t join the round.

Next rounds: [ch1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around until work measures 22 (33, 38, 43, 48, 51)cm/ 8.7 (13, 15, 17, 19, 20)” or till the desired length of the headband.

Fasten off yarn but don’t weave in all ends and block your headband before seaming.

Now, close the holes on both ends. Take a first loose end and thread in through a tapestry needle and go up underneath the ch-1sp and pull it. Then, skip the next single crochet and go back in under the next ch-1sp and pull through.

Don’t tighten up yet and keep working around until you get back where you started.

Now tighten up.

Repeat for second end of your headband.

Once the holes of headband are closed, use both leftover loose yarn to cinch both ends tight and tie the knot few times.

After that, thread a tapestry needles with hanging ends again and sew back and forth through the cinched area only.

Finish down the center and tie ends together on back.

Fasten off yarn and ta-da, done!

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

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