Adorable Crochet Crown For Children’s Photoshoot

Free Crochet Crown Pattern for Children

This is a free crochet crown pattern for kids. You can use it as a fun accessory for a birthday party to crown your prince or princess or as a photoshoot prop.

When my younger boy was born, we have decided to upkeep the tradition and take progress photos as he grows.

We did this with our older son and I absolutely adore those photos of him. Those photos memories are precious.

It is true when they say that you can not see how much your kids truly grow because you see them every day. Sometimes the changes are so small, it is hard to see them happing in the moment.

However, stepping back and looking through the photos, you do appreciate how much (and how fast!!!!) they actually grow.

Every month on the same day, I would lay my son on a progress blanket. These have the numbers and words days, months or years on it.

You can then use circle or arrows to mark how old they are at the time the photo was taken. Then you take a quick snap to capture the precious time as he grows.


crochet crown pattern for children

Crochet Props For Photoshoots

I have promised myself to crochet a new photo prop for each month’s photo shoot. I was so enthusiastic about doing this. However, that has proven to be a little more tricky than I first anticipated.

With two kids in the house and a husband that works full time, spare time was a little hard to find back then.

tunisian knit stitch romper
1st month

This is his first month picture and Cole is wearing the Joni Romper I made before he was born. Wonder why I named it “Joni Romper”?

That was the name I had my heart set on if we were to have a little girl.

It is worked in Tunisian crochet knit stitch and is a really quick and cute make.

It only just fitted him when he was 1 month old! Safe to say that was the last time he wore it! They do grow so fast at those early stages.

You can find the Joni Romper pattern here

tunisian purl cardigan
2nd month

In his two month picture he is wearing the Pearl Cardigan. I made it in the “oh so lush” mustard colour made in Tunisian crochet purl stitch.

I was in love with this cardigan and was sad to see him outgrow this one. However, it has been passed onto someone else now, so it can be used over and over.

You can find the Pearl Cardigan pattern here. 

crochet santa hat
3rd month

He was three months old over Christmas hence the Santa hat!

I made this pattern up as I went along. And although I had many requests for the pattern, I just did not find the time to publish before Christmas.

However, there are many beautiful Santa hat patterns out there.

Crochet Crown for 4 Months Photoshoot

I am over the moon that I made this crochet crown for his 4th month photoshoot.

This crochet crown is such a cute photo prop. Secondly it is quite easy to use as well.

Because it is constructed in round to fit the head circumference, it sits well on baby’s head. We all know how wiggly babies can be.

You can also use this crochet crown as a birthday party outfit. You can crown your little prince or princess with a crown so everyone knows who the birthday child is!

crochet crown
4th month

The pattern is super easy to make, so you can crochet one up in no time. Literally the day before the photoshoot or the birthday party.

You start with the headband piece at the bottom. This is the crucial part to get right. You do not want it to be too loose, otherwise it will keep falling off or sliding down.

It is worked in simple joined rounds. The crochet crown points are worked as the last round and they consist os large pointy shells to represent the crown.

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*West Yorkshire Spinners ReTreat yarn in Mellow (chunky roving; 140m per 100g ball) 

*6 mm crochet hook

*yarn needle



15 sts x 17.5 rows = 10 cm measured over cross sc


39 cm head circumference

crochet crown for children worn


ch– chain

sc- single crochet

cross sc– cross stitch single crochet- insert hook into next st, yarn under and pull through, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook. You can view a quick video here.

sl st- slip stitch

tr– treble crochet


  • the crown fits 4 month old but is easily adjusted by adding or subtracting 6 sts from the starting chain.
  • It’s worked in round with the points created in last round
crochet kid's crown flat


Chain 54, sl st to first chain to join into round being careful not to twist the chain. 

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in each ch around, sl st to first sc. 54 sc

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 1 cross sc around, sl st to first st. 54 cross sc

Rnd 3 – 8: as Rnd 2.

Rnd 9: 1ch, 1 sc in same st, [miss 2 sts, (6 tr, 2 ch, 6 tr) into next st, miss 2 sts, 1 sc in next] repeat around, omitting last sc, sl st to first st instead.

Fasten off. Sew in all ends. The crown benefits from blocking to emphasise the points

crochet crown for kids

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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