Headband Pattern

This pattern will work for either a plain headband, a beaded headband, or the Spring Flower headband.  If you’re making a beaded headband, string your beads onto your thread before beginning your project.  If making a plain headband or the Spring Flower Headband, nothing needs to be done in preparation.

Materials

  • 1 elastic hair pony
  • C/2 – 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Embroidery thread (in color of your choice)
  • Needle to sew in ends
  • Clear nail polish (optional – helps to keep the ends of thread from fraying)
  • Beads, flowers, or other decoration of your choice

Abbreviations

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Dc – Double Crochet

Rep – Repeat

Dc2Tog – Double Crochet 2 Together (decrease)

sts – stitches

C1 – Color 1

C2 – Color 2

hdc – Half Double Crochet

tr – Treble Crochet

Headband Instructions

Row 1:  Sl St into hair pony, ch 3, Dc 9 times into hair pony (10 sts across).  Turn

Row 2:  Ch 3, 9 dc across (10 sts). Turn.

Row 3-4:  rep row 2

Row 5:  Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, dc 2 tog.  Turn.  (decrease x 2)

Row 6-7:  Ch 3, dc 7 across (8 sts).  Turn.

Row 8:  Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog.  Turn.  (decrease x 2)

Row 9-13:  Ch 3, dc 5 across (6 sts).  Turn.

Row 14-50:  Ch 3, 4 beaded dc, dc in last st.  Turn.  (If you’re not using beads on your headband, continue doing 6 dc across with no change.)

Row 51-55:  Ch 3, 5 dc across (6 sts).  Turn.  (No beads on these rows.)

Row 56:  Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch3, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in last st.  Turn.  (Increase x 2)

Row 57-58:  Ch 3, dc 7 across (8 sts).  Turn.

Row 59:  Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in last st.  Turn.  (Increase x 2)

Row 60-61:  Ch 3, dc 9 across (10 sts).  Turn.

Row 62:  Sl st around hair pony and into headband 10 times (once in each st).  Fasten off and tie in ends.  Coat ends of thread/knot in clear nail polish to help prevent fraying.

 

Flower Instructions

Row 1:  With C1, dc 7 times into magic circle.  Pull circle closed, fasten, and tie off.

Row 2:  Join C2 with a sl st to any space BETWEEN 2 dc’s.  Ch 3, hdc, tr, hdc, dc into same sp as joining st.  Sl st to join the petal to the circle.  *Sl st into next space, ch 3, hdc, tr, hdc, dc, sl st in same sp.  Repeat from * all the way around.  Fasten and tie off.  (6 petals)

 

Now sew the flowers to the body of the headband using C1.  Use clear nail polish on the ends of the thread and/or the knot to help prevent unraveling and fraying.

Spring Headband

I haven’t posted anything for a while, and there are a couple of factors that have contributed to that.  One, is that I’ve been crocheting so much recently that my left pinky has gotten quite sore.  I’ve been taking a little bit of a break and only crocheting here and there to give myself a bit of time off.  Secondly is that we are coming up on the end of our school year, and everything seems to be exploding.  This whole week is AIMS testing (blarg on standardized testing, but we won’t go there), and as a classroom aide, I have been proctoring in a 4th grade classroom, and will continue to do so until Thursday.  Basically, I’m just another pair of eyes to make sure no one is cheating, and another pair of hands to pass out pencils, scratch paper, tissues, and to collect test sheets.  I really don’t do much, but for some reason, AIMS week wears me out completely.

Added to that, my daughter’s 6th grade trip to Catalina is coming up this Sunday, and I am one of the chaperons.  While I am looking forward to it, I’m not anywhere near ready.  I’m not packed, I need to get both my daughter and myself new swimsuits (blarg, again), make sure we have all the necessary items, fill out all the proper chaperon-y paperwork, etc.  It’s enough to make my head asplode.

And if that wasn’t enough, I’ve got new kids joining choir every day and don’t have nearly enough music folders for all of them.  Our Area Choir Festival is next Monday, and I have busted my rear to get these kids ready for it; but I won’t be able to go and direct them as I’ll be in Catalina and will be leaving my part up to another teacher.  My end of the year choir concert is next month, and we haven’t begun learning our songs for that as we’ve been focused on the festival music.  PLUS we’re singing two songs at the school’s talent show.

…..and people wonder why I want to take up drinking as a side hobby.

The whole point of this post (sorry about the tangent, guys… guess I needed to rant a bit) was to say that I finally completed a project!  YAY!  This is the Spring Headband, made for my daughter, Alyssa, and I am entering it into the WoolHogs April Made It contest.

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Yes, it’s simple, but it’s my first entry ever and I think it’s cute.  So does my daughter, which is really all that matters.  I had some leftovers flowers that were originally intended for the headband, but they made it look to cluttered so I think I’m going to make a bracelet with them.  I guess we’ll see what happens.