Sunday, January 1, 2012

Free Pattern: Baby Headband - Stretchy



This technique should make it easier for those who want to make a headband without having the kid standing by (or for those of us who prefer them to last a few months instead of weeks).  To overcome the non-stretchiness issue with crochet headbands, I have borrowed a technique I saw somewhere through Pinterest. 


Supplies:
Yarn of your choice
Coordinating hook size
One "ouchless" hairtie - a kid-sized one for infant headbands, an adult-sized one for larger sizes - in a coordinating or neutral color.

(Shown - newborn size headband with I Love This Yarn and a white child-sized ouchless hairtie)

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Sl st - slip stitch


Instructions:
Make a slip knot around the hairtie.  Ch to desired length.  Being careful not to twist chain, sl st to hairtie.  Finish off, weave in ends.

Add embellishment, like this flower.

I used the headband lengths from this Calleigh's Clips.  I did 13 inches for a newborn, but it snug on my babydoll.  Since newborn heads are so tender and the only stretchy spot is the hairtie, you may want to add another inch or two.


©2012 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

4 comments:

  1. I have nominated you for a KREATIV Blogger award . . . I have crocheted a number of items from your patterns and they have turned out just lovely.

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  2. Oh my gosh! Love it!! It looks so simple, too! And actually I have that baby doll! It was my favorite baby doll so that's the only one I kept. :) It doesn't look that good though.

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  3. Agreed....brilliant! This has been an issue for me.

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