About Milla Billa’s Headband

I’ve never really been the type that wears headbands, as I have not been able to find one that I think, was just my style. As it has become really cold outside, and long walks have become a regular part of everyday life, I had to find a solution for the frozen ears, and therefore this “Milla Billa’s Headband” came on the drawing board.

It is a simple and graphic zig-zag pattern, that I think, is super cute and nice to wear.

Time to produce: 1.5-2 hours
Skill level: Medium
Size: 7.5 cm H x 25 cm W (when it is done)
Baby Norah ranglebold

For this crochet pattern “Milla Billa’s Headband” you need to be able to make a chain and single crochet, single crochet in back loop only, single crochet increases and crochet it all together.

The pattern is designed, so that you can adjust the size to your own head as you crochet. Without you having to calculate everything. That’s a little smart.

Before you get started

Back Loop Only

All stitches are made in the back loop only. The chain is made as usual, as there is only 1 loop, but otherwise all stitches must be made in the back loop, so that the beautiful rib pattern emerges.

The very last stitch in the rows, where you have to make 2 stitches in the same stitch, you make the first stitch in the back loop and the second stitch in both loops. So you avoid getting some slightly large holes in the edge.

Watch the video here

Turning chains

Each row ends with a turning chain. It’s a chain (ch) and you make it to get up to the next row. It’s a stitch you skip, so you start each row in the 2nd stitch from the hook.


Start: With crochet hook size 4 mm and two threads at the same time, chain 21. You start in 2nd stitch from hook.

ROW 1 9 single crochet (sc), skip 2 stitches, 9 sc, 1 ch, turn
ROW 2+ 2 sc in the first stitch, 7 sc, skip 2 stitches, 7 sc, 2 sc in the last stitch, 1 ch, turn

For my head I crocheted 73 rows. It gives 25 cm in width, when crocheted together and lies on the table. Measure on your own head to fit perfectly as you crochet along. Since it is made in rib, it’s a bit elastic, so rather make it a bit tight than loose.


When you have the right length, insert a stitch marker and block it (see section below). When it is dry, crochet it together with slip stitches. Then you crochet edges with single crochet, where you make 1 sc per. row around the top and bottom edge of the headband. When finishing off the edges, feel free to use this technique to make it completely invisible.

Cut the yarn, sew the end and sew on the “Handmade”-tag, and put your “Milla Billa’s Headband” on your cold ears 🙂


Stretch it in shape

“Blocking” is a method you use, if your crocheted project rolls a little or waves a little, like here, when you finish your project. By blocking it, you stretch it into shape, so it looks nice and straight.

You can either block by dipping it in water, squeezing it gently dry and stretching it out on either blocking mats or some towels with pins / T-pins for blocking.

You can also block by pinning it out on a blocking mats / towels and steaming it with either a steamer or an iron with a steam function.

I don’t have blocking mats, as I don’t block that often, and don’t want them to fill up my appartment, so I use a towel, where I lay it out on top of either a carpet or the couch. It works very well 🙂

Before / After blocking

Here it is quite clear to see the effect. Before it is blocked, it rolls around itself. After blocking, the pattern stands out nicely and is quite sharp.

Here you find some helpful videos, so you can make the pattern. Especially if you are a beginner (If you are: You’re awesome – am cheering for you!). It is a bit easier to understand with live pictures ???? Milla Billa made the design and editing. Music was by www.bensound.com.

Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa