17 Adorable Hair Bow Free Crochet Patterns (easy!)

Bows will always be such a classic hair accessory! And they make a fun and quick crochet project too. Feel free to make heaps for yourself or gift to family and friends. A good idea might be to crochet bows in school colours for the kids to wear!

Aside from being used as hair ties, these bows could also have other uses like attaching on clothing (who wouldn’t want a crochet bow tie with their suit?), hats, bags and more. I hope you have fun crocheting the 17 adorable hair bow patterns I have compiled here!

1. Hearts Hair Bow

Free Pattern by Rebel Skein

These heart shaped bows would make an adorable accessory to a Valentines Day outfit or any time of year! They are worked up quickly and the designer includes helpful images throughout.

2. Bow Wow Wow Hair Pin

Free Pattern by l’adrina Crochet

These bows are just worked up in three rows! Gradient coloured yarns look super effective like the ones pictured above, although you may use any.

3. Hello Kitty Style Pretty Hair Bow

Free Pattern by Natsulog

This lovely little bow is inspired by Hello Kitty’s which is such a cute idea! The pattern is simply worked as an oval and especially scrunched up in such a way to form the shape and the designer explains this very clearly.

4. Back to School Bow

Free Pattern by Woodland Stitchcraft

These bows look just like ones you would attach on a wrapped gift! As a back to school bow, the designer features a bow design that uses different coloured yarns to create a pencil, how cool is that. This pattern is simple and allows you to experiment!

5. Crochet Bow

Free Pattern by KT and the Squid

These bows are super versatile for making into hair bows, attaching to garments, bags or anything! This pattern is short and sweet, with extra instructions for how to tie the middle.

6. Love Bow

Free Pattern by My Rainbow Crochet

The designer was inspired by Japanese and Korean cute (or ‘kawaii’) culture for these bows. This pattern is available as a YouTube video for visual learners or a paid pdf.

7. Candy Corn Bow Barrette

Free Pattern by Crafty Kitty Crochet

A candy corn bow is just what you need to finish off a Halloween costume or add to any day to day outfit! You could also play around with the colours, such as create your bow in the colours of a pride flag or sports team.

8. Kikki’s Delivery Service Bow Headband

Free Pattern by All About Ami

For those that are a fan of Studio Ghibli films, you are sure to be a fan of this pattern! Kikki’s Delivery Service is an adorable anime and you can look just like the main character with this headband, or it’d just generally look cute without the background.

9. Simply Sweet Hair Bows

Free Pattern by Twisted Arrow Designs

Available as a free Ravelry download, this pattern makes a great way to use up scrap yarn as well as upcycle any hair ties you have lying around.

They are super quick and easy, as you just need to crochet too petal and attach them to the band which the designer explains pretty well!

10. Bow

Free Pattern by Harvesting Hart

These bows are so fun to make, you’ll be crocheting them in all colours of the rainbow. They are worked quickly and great for wearing as an accessory or using as a key charm.

11. Loveland Lace Bow

Free Pattern by Banana Moon Studio

These may be crocheted in two sizes, as featured above. One would make a nice statement piece as a hair accessory, or the other one may be simply clipped in or worn on your wrist!

A few special stitches like the shell and v-stitches are involved, so might be a good opportunity to learn or exercise those.

12. Crochet Hair Bow

Free Pattern by Emerald Cherub Crochet

I love how this pattern caters to many ways of reading patterns! There is a photo tutorial and then another written tutorial at the bottom.

The instructions are super clear for attaching a hair clip if you have never done that before, and the finished product is adorable.

13. Bow-Inspired Scrunchies

Free Pattern by Yarnspirations

Rather than a hair clip style, a bow is incorporated into a scrunchie! I find scrunchies fun to wear both in your hair and on your wrist, so this pattern might have multiple uses for you too.

It is available on the Yarnspirations site and you have the option to purchase a project kit too.

14. Mini Puff Bow

Free Pattern by Treasured by Holly

These little bows are super sweet, they would be lovely on a crochet plushie or just made to use as a hair bow. They work up quickly and cotton yarn would probably be best here as it is pretty durable.

15. Newborn Bow Beanie

Free Pattern By Jenni Designs

I though it would be good to include a project where a bow is used as an applique on something like a beanie! The pattern for these are to cater for a newborn so this size would work up fast, or you could do some adjusting to fit your own head.

16. Super Simple Crochet Bows

Free Pattern by Adaiha

The bows here are worked flat and then secured in the middle. As you can see the ends may be weaved in or left to act as another feature of the bow.

This is very much a beginner project, although the attaching of the hair clip might be tedious.

17. Easy Crochet Bow

And finally, here we have a pattern by craftiness is not optional! These bows are made with only a few simple stitches, and tying the yarn around creates a thick band in the middle that makes a nice design. Use these as hair bow or the many other uses I described previously!