These darling crochet animal ears headbands are a fun everyday accessory or perfect for child’s play and dress up. Change up the colors to make different animals (the bear could be a mouse if made in pink and gray!). With the tie back, they fit from toddlers and older children. The animal headband pattern includes your favorite woodland animals: deer, fox and bear. This post contains affiliate links, thank you so much for your support. 

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Do your kids like to play dress up? Although I am not sure I could ever crochet an entire costume (someday I may have time for that!), these cute crochet animal headbands are a fun little accessory that can add some magic to your kid’s play time.

And honestly, Sis loves to wear hers just for fun when we go out and about. Who doesn’t want to be a cute fox all day, every day? 

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The Boy too! (What does the fox say? )

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CROCHET ANIMAL EARS HEADBANDS 

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What you need: (affiliate links)
– 4mm Hook
– Worsted Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava) 
– Darning Needle

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
Sk – Skip

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CHILD AND TODDLER CROCHET ANIMAL HEADBAND (FOR ALL ANIMALS) 

Start with a 24″ tail.
1. Work a Sc foundation of 78 stitches (multiples of 5 +3 ) –  (Should be approx. 16″ long)
2. Work 5 dc in 3rd st from hook. *Sk 2 sts. Sc in next st. Sk 2 sts. Work 5 dc in next st* work 12 total times. Sk 2 sts. Sc in last st. Turn. (78 sts) 
3. Ch 1. Work 3 dc in same st. *Sc in the 3rd dc of next shell. Work 5 dc in sc from previous round (in between the shells)* work 12 total times. Sc in the top of next shell. Work 3 dc in last st. Turn. (79 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in same st. *Work 5 dc in next sc. Sc in the 3rd dc of next shell* work 13 total times. Sc in last st. Turn. (80 sts) 
5. Ch 1. Sc in each st across.

Continuing where you left off, work 3 sl sts down the short side.
Ch 30. Tie off.
Repeat for the other side, using the beginning tail. Tie off.

DEER HEADBAND PARTS:

Ear Back: (make 2)

Begin with Magic Ring
1. Sc 6 into ring
2. Ch 1. Sc in each st around (6 sts)
3. Ch 1. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. (9 sts)
4. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. (12 sts)
5. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
6. Ch 1. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st* work 6 times. (18 sts)
7. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (18 sts)
8. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 6 times. (24 sts)
9. – 13. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
14. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog* work 6 times. (18 sts)
15. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (18 sts)
16. Ch 1. Sc in next st. Sc2tog* work 6 times. (12 sts)
Leave a long tail.

Ear Inside: (make 2)
Ch 6
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 3 sts. Work 5 hdc in last ch. (working across other side of chain) Sc in next 4 sts. Turn. (13 sts)
2. Ch 1. Hdc in next 4sts. Work 2 hdc in next 2 sts. Ch 1. Work 3 dc in next st. Ch 1. Work 2 hdc in next 2 sts. Hdc in next 4 sts.  (21 sts)
Leave a long tail.

Antler Spikes: (make 2)
Magic Ring
1. Ch 1. Sc 8 into ring. Join with a sl st. (8 sts)
2. – 6. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (8 sts)
Tie off. Leave a long tail.

Construction: Using the tail of the ear insides, sew it in place to the ear back. Be sure to only catch the front layer. Once it’s sews in place, clip ends and flatten the ear. Place it perpendicular to the headband. Sew all around the ear firmly. Attach the antler spikes to the side and slightly forward on the band from the ears. Use the tails to sew them in place. You can stuff them with small bits of leftover yarn or a small tuft of Polyfil.

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BEAR HEADBAND PARTS: (COULD BE MADE IN PINK AND GRAY FOR A MOUSE)

Ear Outside: (make 2)
Magic Ring
1. Ch 1. Sc 10 into the ring. Join with a sl st. (10 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st.  (20 sts)
3. Ch 1. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st* repeat all around. Join with a sl st.  (30 sts)
4. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st, all around. (40 st)
5. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (40 sts)
Leave a long tail.

Ear Inside: (make 2)
Magic Ring
1. Ch 1. Sc 8 into ring. Join with a sl st.  (8 sts)
2. Ch 1.  Work 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st.  (16 sts)
3. Ch 1. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st* repeat all around. Join with a sl st. (24 sts)
4. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* repeat all around. Join with a sl st. (32 st)
Leave a long tail.

Construction: Using the tail of the the inside piece, sew the inside piece to the outside piece, lining it up with the top of the last stitch of the round, using a simple running stitch. Weave in ends and tie off. Using the tail of the outside piece, sew the ears to the band. Place the ears perpendicular to the band. Bend the sides of the ears slightly forward so the ears stay upright. Sew in place firmly. Weave in ends.

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FOX HEADBAND PARTS:

Ear Outside: (make two)



Magic Ring
1. Sc 9 into ring. Join with sl st.
2. Ch 1. Sc in next st. *Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts.* work twice. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in last st. (15 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in next 2 sts. *Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 4 sts.* work twice. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts. (21 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in next 3 sts. *Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 6 sts* work twice. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts. (27 sts)
5. Ch 1. Sc in next 4 sts. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 7 sts. Hdc in next st. Work 3 dc in next st. Hdc in next st. Sc in next 7 sts. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 4 sts. (33 sts) 
Leave a long tail.

Ear Inside:  (make two)
Magic Ring
1. Sc 9 into ring. Join with sl st.
2. Ch 1. Sc in next st. *Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts.* work twice. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in last st. (15 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in next 2 sts. *Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 4 sts.* work twice. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts. (21 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in next 3 sts. *Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 6 sts* work twice. Work 3 sc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts. (27 sts)
Leave a long tail.

Construction: Using the tail of the inside piece, place it on top of the outside of the ear, lining up the bottoms. Sew it in place. Weave in the tail and clip ends. Using the tail of the outside piece, sew it to the headband. Holding it perpendicular to the band, bend the bottom corners slightly forward on the band so it causes the ears to stay up. Sew firmly in place. Weave in ends.

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