Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cotton Crochet Headband

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 4/19/16




This is one of those patterns that makes me smile. It’s so easy to make and can be worn in a few different ways. It uses the last two stitches we have learned, the double stitch and the triple crochet. I hope you enjoy making your cotton crocheted headbands as much as I do mine.

Finished size: Varies for each person. Make a foundation chain + 1 long enough to tie around your head.


Difficulty Level: Easy

Gauge: 3 stitches = 1 inch

You Will Need

Approximately 1/2 skein of 4-ply cotton yarn

Size F, 5/3.75 mm crochet hook

Steps

Step 1: Begin your foundation chain with a 12 inch tail hanging from your starting slip knot. Make a foundation chain + 1 that fits around the circumference of your head.

Step 2 (Row 1): Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook and double stitch across the length of your chain

Step 3 (Row 2): Chain 4, turn. Triple crochet (tc) in each double stitch you just made.

Step 4 (Row 3): Chain 1, turn. Double stitch in each triple crochet stitch made in the previous row. Finish off leaving a 12 inch tail.

Assembly

Step 5: Cut 15 (24 inch long) strands of yarn.

Step 6: Fold yarn in half. Insert crochet hook in each ending triple crochet stitch, pull through the folded yarn and pull ends through loop creating a slip knot. Trim ends to make them even if necessary.

Step 7: Tie a knot at the end of each strand. You may tie beads to the ends of each strand, but I have long hair and find that beads tend to pull on it. Knots work much better for me.

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