Easy Crochet Headband

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It is 105 degrees outside and of course I am working on an inappropriate project for the temperature.  I decided to create a matching headband to go with the scarf from last week.  I am truly looking forward to fall when it is a more appropriate temperature to wear it.

To see the scarf follow this link https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/braided-infinity-scarf/.

I made this using some of the leftover yarn from the scarf.

I made a strip of each color, using a size K crochet hook.

Foundation:  Ch 6
Row 1: Skip the first ch, sc in each stitch to the end of the row (5), ch 1 to turn.
Row 2: sc in first stitch, sc back loop only for 3 stitches, sc in last stitch, ch 1 to turn.

Repeat row 2 until the strip measures about 21″ (or the appropriate length for the head you are making this for).  Keep in mind this type of stitch is super stretchy!  Fasten off, but leave enough of a length of yarn to sew the ends together (about 12″).

Braid the strips together, fairly tightly, I found it helpful to use stitch markers to hold the ends together until I could sew them together.

Using the Grand Canyon color I created a fourth strip using the same pattern above, only making it 5 inches long.  This piece will be wrapped around the area where the two ends are sewn together.

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Before wrapping the 5″ strip around the headband I sewed a button on it.

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Then wrap the 5″ piece around the sewn area of the headband and sew the ends together.  Weave in all ends.

I am hoping the instructions make sense, please leave any questions in the comments!

What seasonally appropriate  (or inappropriate) projects are you working on?

Happy Hooking and (k)Nifty Knitting,
Megan

Free Patterns: Headband and Flower

Free Patterns:  Headband and Flower

This is a headband I made for one of my lady friends. This is the same pattern I used for the head band here, as well as the flower on the yellow hat here:

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/hat-a-palousa-day-5/

On this particular headband I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Tidal. I loved the beautiful way it changed colors in a really subtle way.

The link to the free pattern for the headband is here:
http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2011/12/crochet-winter-headband-with-flower.html

This headband was super easy to make. The first one I made took a while, however now that I have the hang of it I can whip one out in about an hour and a half.

I used a different flower, the link for the free pattern for the flower is here:
http://www.petalstopicots.com/2013/01/rose-pattern/

For the flower on both the headband and the yellow hat I doubled the amount of chains to make the flower twice as big! I liked this pattern because it was so easy to put together.

Enjoy the free patterns!

Happy Hooking,
~ Megan