Things I neglected to do last year: Make myself headbands.
Things I am doing this year to fix that: Making myself headbands!
I've had short hair for the last few years, but I've been letting it grow out a little bit over the winter, and I am UNDECIDED about a trim or to keep growing! While I debate my feelings on the matter, I decided to make myself a set of headbands to get me through the dreaded between hair lengths phase!!!
You know I'm a textured crochet kinda gal, and I leaned into that charm HARD on this pattern with multiple textures throughout! I also really didn't want to tuck extra ends, so I hope you enjoy the construction of this pattern!
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For my headbands I used all cotton yarns because I want them to be durable and useful all summer! But if you are looking for other fiber options, bamboo yarn or a cotton bamboo combination would be lovely! I even think tinsel would be amazing!
Because I wanted this to be a pattern you could make from your stashed and left over yarns, I tried the pattern in both DK (Level 3) and Worsted (Level 4) weight yarns. As you can see above, the lime green headband is slightly thicker and longer than the teal. Both are very wearable and I recommend making some of both!
FOR MY MARKET PREP-ers!!! This pattern is great for selling at summer markets! It's fun to make over and over, and would be so cute packaged with two or three in complimentary colors! Because you can make a few out of one skein of yarn, it would be a great way to boost your inventory!
Alright! I've already told you about the yarn, but I'll list out a few I think would be great for this pattern!
Lion Brand Truboo or Coboo
For truly elevated looks, I recommend BzyPeach in any color way.
Even just your generic cotton in any yarn store will still produce a darling result! And as you can see, the bright colors work amazing in this pattern!
Terms I use:
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double crochet
F-Sc = Foundation Single crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Hdc2Tog = Half double crochet 2 together (decrease)
H-Sc = Herringbone Single crochet
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2Tog = Single crochet 2 together (decrease)
Ch 1 does not count as a st.
The top of the F-Sc row will be facing the outside edge of the headband so you will work into the bottom of the F-Sc sts on the return row. Subsequent rows will be worked back and forth in turning rows with rows 10, 12, 14, and 16 being attached to the sts of row 7 making this a seamless design! Row 18 is worked into the ends of the long rows creating the base for the second tapered end.
BEGIN THE PATTERN:
Row 1: Ch 2, Hdc in second ch from hook, turn. 1
Row 2: Ch 1, 3Hdc in Hdc from previous row, turn. 3
Row 3: Ch 1, Hdc evenly across, turn. 3
Row 4: Ch 1, 2Hdc in fist st, Hdc in next st, 2Hdc in last st, turn. 5
Row 5: Ch 1, Hdc evenly across, turn. 5
Row 6: Ch 1, 2Hdc in first st, Hdc to last st, 2Hdc in last st, turn. 7
Row 7: Ch 1, Hdc evenly across, turn. 7
Row 8: Ch 1, 2Hdc in first st, Hdc to last st, 2Hdc in last st, turn. 9
(See photo above for an example of the construction)
Rows 9: Ch 1, insert hook under the bars of the last st of row 7 and pull through, F-Sc 133 sts, do not turn. 133
Rows 10: Ch 1, working into the bottom of the F-Sc sts (See instructions above for clarification!), Sc into first st *Dc, Sc; rep from * across, Sc2Tog along edge of row 7, turn.
Row 11: Sc 4, *Tr, Sc 3; rep from * to last st, Sc in last st, turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, Sc in each st across, Sc2Tog along edge of row 7, turn.
Row 13: Sc 2, *Tr, Sc 3; rep from * to last 3 sts, Tr in next st, Sc in next 2 sts, turn.
Row 14: Ch 1, Sc in each st across, Sc2Tog along edge of row 7, turn.
Row 15: Sc 4, *Tr, Sc 3; rep from * to last st, Sc in last st, turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, Sc into first st *Dc, Sc; rep from * across, Sc2Tog along edge of row 7, turn.
Row 17: Sc into first st, H-Sc in each st across, do not turn at end of row. Rotate work so the long rows are vertical.
Row 18: Ch 1, Hdc into the ends of rows 17-9, turn. 9
Row 19: Ch 1, Hdc2Tog, Hdc in next 5 sts, Hdc2Tog, turn. 7
Row 20: Ch 1, Hdc in each st across, turn. 7
Row 21: Ch 1, Hdc2Tog, Hdc next 3 sts, Hdc2Tog, turn. 5
Row 22: Ch 1, Hdc in each st across, turn. 5
Row 23: Ch 1, Hdc2Tog, Hdc next st, Hdc2Tog, turn. 3
Row 24: Ch 1, Sc in each st across, turn. 3
Row 25: Ch 1, Sk first st, Hdc2Tog. 1
And that's it! Fasten off, weave in your beginning and ending tails, and give it a lil' steam block if it needs to lay flatter!
You can wear it tied on top of your head, or at the base! Both work, and both look darling!!!
Comment below if you are making one! I want to know which colors you chose!
This is an intermediate level crochet pattern, so let me know below if you are interested in a more in-depth tutorial on this pattern!