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DIY Macrame Crown pattern - Beginners Tutorial- Easy Step by Step

Fun and easy macrame crown pattern - fancy dress hat

Macrame crown pattern
Macrame crown pattern tutorial

Tutorial By Robyn Gough

This tutorial was created to help first time makers follow a simple knotting pattern to make a macrame crown for wearing to fancy dress parties, a quick and simple pattern to follow.

This pattern was developed so that ANYONE, crafty or not, can make a professional standard handcrafted item. It doesn’t matter if you have never heard of Macramé until reading this article. This video tutorial and the photographic step by steps will guide you through making your knots. WARNING: this is a totally addictive craft! This tutorial will ready you to start exploring more knots and DIY fibre arts and projects for your home! Once your hooked, don’t forget to head over to the blog or video tutorials page to learn more crafts for free!

Macrame crown being worn on woman’s head
Macramé crown being worn

Let’s get started!

Make Your Own Crown


Macramé, unlike crochet or knitting, does not require any “needles”. You only need your hands to tie knots.

I use a traditionally styled Macramé cotton cord in this pattern known as 3.5mm single-ply- this is available in my shop here. Because it is a single-ply cord it creates smooth tassel effect fringe when unraveled.


  • 3.5 mm single-ply Cotton Cord (Click to Buy at my store)

  • Scissors Link to my scissors on amazon:

  • large cardboard box

  • sellotape

Method- Video Tutorial

The easiest way to learn how to do this is to watch this full-length free tutorial video :

This video shows me making just 2 basic knots!

A larks head knot to secure the lengths of the cardboard hat ring.

  • Square knots / alternating square knots to form a pattern

  • A diagonal double half hitches to make diagonal lines to describe the crown shape

You can learn these beginners knots here on my dedicated knot pages (click image)

Measure and cut first!

  • Each 8 cord section requires : 8x 90cm lengths

  • There are 7 crown sections in total (8x7= 56 lengths of cord measured and cut at 90cm each)

  • 56 cords cut at 90cm In length are required in total

  • This makes a hat with a rim approx 56 cm in length

Macramé crown when worn

Marvel in your crafty skills!

:) Remember this tutorial is free because I sell macrame cord from my shop. To support more free lessons please do consider going to my Shop for all the supplies you need to create this hat!

If you liked this beginner DIY Macramé tutorial and would like to support my efforts digitally more, you can :

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to see short clips, product updates, and weekly personal projects to get inspired to start joining the knots yourself!

You can this pin to your boards too!


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