Princess Crown – Free Knit Pattern

When thinking up ways to bless my little Princess for her sixth birthday, I came up with this nifty little crown. I thought that since she liked it so much, perhaps you know a little girl who would love it, too. Here you go:

Princess Crown

Yarn – worsted weight (I used Dream In Color Classy, Wisterious)

Needles – size 4

Gauge – 24 st to 4″, in St. st., although not terribly important. Look for a stiff-ish fabric so that the points stand up nicely.

Entire crown is worked in garter stitch – no purls.

Cast on 12, knit two rows.

Crown peak increase pattern

row 1 – k to last st, yo, k1

row 2 -k all stitches

repeat increase rows 1 ย & 2 four times more, to 17 st (if you want your peaks higher or lower, work inc rows more or fewer times)

Crown peak decrease rows

row 1 – k to last 4 st, k2tog, yo, k2tog

row 2 – k all stitches

repeat decrease rows ย 1 & 2 four more times (back to 12 st)

This makes one peak. Repeat crown increase set and crown decrease set to make enough peaks to encircle the head. Bind off and sew bind off edge to cast on edge. Block well.


I made a variation of peaks in the center, making the front of the crown a little higher:

Higher front peaks –

After knitting 3 peaks of the same size,

Repeat the increase rows for the third peak until there areย 19 st on the needle

Decrease to 16 st

Increase to 21 st.

Decrease to 16 st

Increase to 19 st

Decrease to 12 st

Continue making uniform peaks 2 more times.

10 thoughts on “Princess Crown – Free Knit Pattern

  1. Excellent! I have plans to make crowns for my boys for their birthdays next year. I’ve found a couple free patterns already but I’ll definitely try this one, too! Thanks! (:

  2. Sorry, ladies, to have omitted the Little Princes – you are so right!
    Although, in my house, we have four princesses, so the boy usually wants to be a robot or monster. Crowns are for girls… or something! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Wow – thanks for sharing this! I plan on starting to teach my 4 year old granddaughter to knit, and I think I will demo knitting with a crown. She loves princesses but with an odd twist: her royal scepters shoot out poison – so they’re very handy to chase her brother with!

  5. Thank you so much for posting this pattern. I was in the process of making crocheted crowns for my granddaughter and grandson and the pattern was terrible. I used your pattern with a little adaptation for the project and it turned out beautifully. I know my grandkids will love it. Wish I knew how I could upload a picture, I’m sure you would enjoy it. Many thanks for sharing

  6. Found this pattern and it was exactly what I was looking for as a beginner knitter! So simple yet really sweet and cute. I did it straightforward with 7 peaks of the same size for a 3 year old.

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