Crochet hair bands are cool its official! They are also very simple to make. If you can crochet a chain stitch, a double crochet and a treble stitch, then this quick crochet hairband pattern’ is for you! A super useful hair accessory for any season.
UK terms. Suitable for beginners and advanced.
Crochet hairbands are brilliant for children. Just reduce the starting chain to make it smaller for a child, or increase it to make it larger for a bigger head size. It should fit around the head and finish just behind your ears at the back of your neck. Measure the length from under ear to under ear going over and across the top of your head.
If you want a wider version add a row of DC to beginning and end rows.
How to crochet Popcorn Stitch.
The middle pink ‘bumps’ are called Popcorn stitches. They are basically trebles crocheted together as follows.
Crochet 5 trebles (US DC) into the same stitch. Pull up last stitch to make a bigger loop and remove hook .Reinsert hook into top of 1st treble made, from front to back, and back in the dropped loop. Pull last ST through 1st ST, just like a slip stitch.
NOTE – ch1 at each beginning of row counts as a turning chain not a stitch. Ch3 at beginning counts as a tr.
You will need:
- Scraps of yarn – I used two colours of Drops Muscat dk. Cotton is lovely for a summer headband, but is not as stretchy as wool or acrylic mixes. Wool would be superb for a winter version.
- A small piece of wide elastic. Narrow elastic will slip off, wider is more comfortable too. I used a piece about 5cms long, check your head measurement, for what you will need.
- A size 4 crochet hook. or suitable size for the yarn you are using. Size according to your yarn weight. If you want a chunky hair band use a larger hook and chunkier yarn, if you prefer a finer smaller band use a smaller hook and finer yarn. There are no rules, use what you like or scraps already in your yarn stash.
- Needle and thread to hand sew elastic to band. or you could use a sewing machine.
How to Make A Crochet Hairband
Work as follows . . . Ch 75 (= approx. length from under ear to under ear across top of your head)
- RS. Insert stitch in third chain from hook 1tr, tr into each stitch to end turn.
- WS. ch1, dc in first stitch, dc to end, change colour in last stitch, turn. Fasten off first colour.
- RS. 5ch (counts as 1 treble and 2 chsp) miss 2st, popcorn in next st, 2ch, miss 2st, popcorn stitch, repeat to end. work1 tr in last st, changing back to first colour in last stitch, fasten off popcorn colour. Turn.
- WS. 1ch, dc in first stitch, 2dc in 2chsp, 1dc in popcorn to end, dont forget 1dc in last stitch of 3ch, turn.
- RS ch3 counts as 1st tr, tr in each stitch to end. fasten off .weave in ends.
- To Finish. Block if needed, attach elastic to ends either by hand, or by machine. Make sure it is secure, fits snugly and is comfortable to wear. I wear my crochet hairband when I am sewing or gardening and around the house, when its hot to keep my hair of my face.
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