Sunday, October 19, 2014

Free Pattern: Polka-dot Headband - All sizes




I got the idea for this headband from a baby blanket I made for my daughter, but a meander through Etsy helped me perfect it.  I love it alone, and it would also make a great base for a flower or other decoration.  Since tie-backs can fit such a range of head sizes, this would make a lovely gift or item to donate.

Similar patterns - Lacy Tie-Back Headband, Lacy Shells Earwarmer


Supplies:
Sport weight yarn (baby weight)
Size 3.5mm hook (4/E)

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch

Size note:
Baby size should fit through toddler; kids, teens and adults should all be able to use the adult size.  If you find your chains very tight or someone has a bigger head or very thick hair, simply add the same number of chains to the beginning chain and the end chain.



Instructions:

Youth/Adult - Chain 145.  (About 40 in, unstretched)
Baby - Chain 120.  (About 30 in, unstretched)
Finish off, cut ends short.  You can add a dab of glue if you are nervous about your knots loosening.(Weaving in probably won't work with a headband, because it will be stretched a lot, and the weaving in will probably come out.)

Row 1:
Youth/Adult - Count 45 st in.
Baby - Count 38 st in.
Attatch yarn with sl st.  In next ch, sc.  *In 3rd ch from hook, 6 dc.  In 3rd ch from hook, sc.  Repeat from * [8 times for adult], [6 times for baby].   (Total of 9 clusters for adult, 7 clusters for baby)

Row 2: Sl st to other side of base chain, keeping the right side facing you. (I used two or three sl sts.)  Sc opposite your last sc.  *In center of cluster, 6 dc.  In 3rd st, sc.  (This should always land on the opposite sc.)  Repeat from * across.  (9 clusters for adult, 7 clusters for baby)

Finish off, tie off ends and trim short.


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