DIY T-Shirt Knotted Headband Tutorial


III leaves around every morning at 7:15. Since I’m on Summer vacation I don’t necessarily have to get up.  The covers call my name, & I am so tempted to answer them. And to be honest I sometimes do, but most days I throw on my tennis shoes grab Max & head out for a morning walk. We have to get it in early because our sweet boy has A LOT of hair & doesn’t like to be out very long if it’s over 75 degrees. And after our traumatic experience in April…he pretty much gets what he wants.

So basically everyday we walk somewhere between one & two miles…and everyday when I get home, my hair looks something like this!

I wanted a cute fix, so I didn’t some pinteresting…and I found this awesome crocheted knotted headband.

{Source: You Seriously Made That?}

One problem though, I don’t know how to crochet :o/

So, I followed her tutorial the best I could using fabric from a t-shirt instead of crocheted chains. Here is how it went down:

01. Find a t-shirt that you don’t wear. If you can’t find one let me know, and I’ll send one your way. I have TONS.

02. Cut width wise all the way across right under the design or the sleeves.

03. The cut into two 1″ strips. I forgot to take a picture, but I also cut a 1″ strip from one of the sleeves.

04. If you stretch them out, they will curl up like this & it will add a lot of length.
Here is what you have to start with…

05. Take one of the LONG strips and loop like below…make sure the right side is on top of the left. It should look like one of those ribbons people wear to support different causes (I’m sure it has a politically correct name).

06. Now take the other LONG piece & lay it on top in a U shape.

07. Now take the bottom right of the ribbon shaped piece & place it on top of the U.

08. Next, take the left side of the U and place it under the top of the ribbon piece, under the loop.

09. Now this is the hardest part to explain. I’m going to do my best & then cross my fingers that it makes sense to you!

Take the right piece of the U and place it over the right side of the ribbon loop, then under that middle piece (which is the left side of your U), and then back on top of the left side of the loop.  Look at the picture if you need help!

10. Now pull the four ends out…try to pull them the same amount so that these strings will be equal in length. Pull a little at a time until your fancy knot forms.

11. Now let’s connect it so you can wear it as a headband. Lay your knotted piece on it’s side with the ends towards you.

12.  Thread the sleeve piece through the four loops.

13. And TIE in a normal, not fancy knot.

And there you have it! I hope I was clear enough & the pictures were able to straighten out any confusion!! Slip it over your head & run walk like there is no tomorrow!

 **Okay, so looking at this picture it looks like my hair would still be in my face…but I have longer bags, so they actually are tucked behind the headband. Promise.

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  1. Ok I know this tutorial is super old, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU! I have been trying to learn how to make this dang headband, and FIVE tutorials have failed me. I was so thrilled when I finally came across yours – I actually understood what you were telling me to do!

    • Laura Beth says

      Yay!! I’m so glad you found it helpful! I have it on my to do list to make some new ones for my little one :o)

  2. Great tutorial. One thing I would add is to be sure to line up all of the seams towards the back so you cant see them when you finish the headband :)

  3. Super cute and Super easy! I’m usually horrible at this stuff but figured i’d give it a whirl. I’ve got three little ones so not only am I too busy to do anything with my hair half of the time, but i’m broke most of the time and don’t want to cater to my lazy hair. This was really cheap and did it in under 5 minutes! Thanks!

  4. Great tutorial, thank YOU! this is the kind if project I like!…find something, use items you already have on hand, and then wear it 30 minutes later!!!

  5. This tutorial is amazing! I made a headband for myself with a minor change in that I stitched the ends together, instead of tying them together. But still love it! Thanks:)

  6. april@gingerbread says

    This is the best tutorial I have seem all day! Great job! I love the knot made from tshirts! I hope you will link up with me here:

  7. I just did this SAME thing, but have not posted it yet. I used that same tutorial and a t-shirt too. But here's the kicker – red white and blue for parade-wear :)

  8. Very nice, please link it up with me today at Wow Us Wednesday.

  9. Those are so cute! I can't wait to try it!

  10. Love it, love it, love it! And what do you know, I was just trying to figure out the other day what to do with some old shirts that I still like, but can't really wear in public. This is so the project for me!

  11. This is really cute!

  12. pinning this headband; so cute! love your blog… i'm your newest follower! :)

  13. Very cool idea to use t-shirts instead of crochet chains. It turned out great!

  14. I found you on Cherished Bliss and love this idea. I have so many extra tee shirts. I'm your newest follower.

    Kim @

  15. I love it! When my exams pass I think I'll make one for myself =). Excellent tutorial!

  16. Ooh! I love this! Can't wait to make one of my own!

  17. Great idea!

  18. Great tutorial! I love it!! Thanks for sharing! Taylor

  19. This is awesome Laura! I am definitely pinning this, so thank you for sharing a tutorial!

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