Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Free Crochet Headband Pattern for Beginners




This pattern is great for beginner crocheters. It's a very basic, but cute and textured chunky headband. Stitches used are slip knot, chain, and HDC. It's also a very fast project for more experienced crocheters. You'll be able to whip one of these up in less an than hour!

Supplies Needed:

- Super Bulky (size 6) yarn - 1 skein (You can make two headbands out of this. One for you - one for a friend!)
- Size 10 (N/15) crochet hook
- Blunt end darning needle
- Oversize button
- Scissors

The yarn I used in this tutorial is Lion Brand's Wool-Ease in "Oatmeal". I've also used Michael's Loops and Threads Cozy Wool and Charisma yarns. My father-in-law was kind enough to cut a bunch of these wood buttons for me (I'm getting low - hint, hint), but any large button that you like will work. I have my eye on some of these clay buttons: https://www.facebook.com/VanessasClayAdventures/photos/pb.468339313211053.-2207520000.1418763677./874828579228789/?type=1&theater

Directions:

Chain 8

Row 1: HDC in 3rd chain from hook and in remaining stitches (6 HDC), ch 2, turn
Row 2: HDC across (6 HDC), ch 2, turn
Rows 3 - 28: Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 28 rows
Fasten off leaving a long tail (about  22") for joining and attaching button.
Me wearing my headband while out for a hike. :)

Fold headband over and overlap ends by about 2 1/2 rows of HDC. Use leftover tail to sew together. Attach button and weave in ends. You're finished!

This measures about 4" x 20", unstretched. Feel free to play around with this pattern! SC or DC instead of the HDC would give it a different look. (Just make it approximately the same length as this one.) You could also make a child's sized one by deducting a few rows. A crocheted flower instead of a button would also look cute.

I'll also be posting a headband with bow and a turban headband tutorial soon. They are both variations on this pattern and great for beginners. Watch for Youtube tutorials coming soon!!

If you don't have the time or desire to crochet these yourself, I'll have these available in my Etsy shop www.blackcatstitches.com after Christmas. (The shop is currently closed for the holidays.) Also available at Soak Essentials in Parksville, B.C. https://www.facebook.com/soakessentials

Supplies


Row 1 finished


Almost finished!



Overlap by 2 1/2 rows

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