my first tutorial!
it's getting chilly, and i thought a headband would be nice to keep my ears warm this winter.
and it has a bow, so that's even better!
it was pretty simple to make, and i like it so much, i thought i would share. it would be a nice afternoon project for a novembery day.
(note: this pattern is intended for personal use only, thank you!)
made in three pieces. the headband, bow, and middle. all worked in single crochet.
first make 71 chains (note: i crochet fairly loosely, so if 71 chains is not long enough to fit around your head, just make as you need here)
worsted weight yarn (i used caron simply soft in peach)
5.5 mm crochet hook (or size to fit gauge: 10 sc = 3 inches; 13 rows = 3 inches )
bigger needle (for weaving in yarn ends)
smaller needle (for sewing buttons)
thread or yarn (for sewing buttons,depending on button size used)
single crochet (sc)
slip stitch (sl st)
finished size: 22 inches long, 4 inches wide
headband will measure 22 inches long, and 4 inches wide.
(don't worry if it's not quite the length, it stretches once you wear it)
(note: bow is worked back and forth in joined rows, not in the round.
so at the end of each row, you will join the last sc to the first sc with a sl st, and then turn around and go back the way you came for the next row)
row 2: ch 1, turn, and sc into slip stich just made, and in next 29 scs from previous row. (30 scs) and sl st to 1st sc to join.
bow will measure 4 inches long and 3 inches wide. and the middle will measure 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
tighten the middle around both the bow and headband until it connects in the back,
and sew tightly in the back with the bigger needle. (put a few stitches through the headband and bow, so it doesn't slide around)
sew the buttons on one end of the headband. if your buttons are smaller, use thread and the smaller needle. otherwise use yarn and weave in the ends.
(now you can button to the opposite end of the headband using the spaces between the scs as button holes, wherever it fits you best)