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.

Shawls Aplenty

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This is the first shawl I’ve ever made.  It’s just a simple triangle shawl, made with double crochets in each row and increasing by 2 in every row – one at the beginning of the row, and another at the end of the row.

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This is the Summer Shawl, located here.  However, I changed the pattern a bit on the edges, as I didn’t like the look of the chain fringe.  Instead, I added flower fringe and shells, like so:

*Ch 20; sl st in 5th chain from hook to form ring; [ch 3, dc, ch 3 sl st in ring] 3 times; ch 15; sc, 3 dc, sc in next space (to attach fringe to shawl body) *; repeat from * to * all the way around the two longest sides of the shawl and join with a sl st to first sc of Shell Edging.

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This is the Sprout Chains Shawlette from Kristin’s Omdahl’s book, “Crochet So Fine.”

Cloche Inspired Hat Pattern

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This pattern is worked from the top down, meaning from the crown of the hat down to the band.  You can use just about any kind of yarn for this project, though the bulkier, chunkier yarns won’t show the ribbing very well.  Worsted yarn works well, as does boucle, though again, the boucle doesn’t show the ribbing at all.  You will also need the appropriate crochet needle for the type of yarn you choose, or even one size up for a looser look and feel to the hat.

SUPPLIES

* 2 balls/skeins in color(s) of your choice

* appropriate crochet needle for chosen yarn type (or one size larger needle)

* tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain

dc – double crouchet

hdc – half double crochet

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

beg – beginning

rnd – round

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together

blo – back loop only

HAT (body)

Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), 15 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st to join in beg ch.  -OR-  Using the magic circle, ch 3, 15 dc into magic circle, close the circle, sl st to join in beg ch.

Rnd 2: ch 3; 1 dc in same st as ch 3; working in blo, 2 dc in each st; sl st in beg ch to join.

Rnd 3: ch 3; *[working in blo, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st]; repeat from * around to beg ch; sl st in beg ch to join.

Rnd 4: ch 3; *[working in blo, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in following st]; repeat from * around to beg ch; sl st in beg ch to join.

Rnd 5: ch 3; *[working in blo, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in following st]; repeat from * around to beg ch; sl st in beg ch to join.

Rnd 6: ch 3; working in blo, 1 dc in each st around; sl st in beg ch to join.

Repeat Round 6 until you have 13 rounds total.  At this point, you can add another few rounds if you want your hat to be longer than mine.  If not, continue to the steps below.

Rnd 14: ch 3; *[working in blo, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog in following st to decrease]; repeat from * around to beg ch; sl st in beg ch to join.

Rnds 15 – 16: ch 3; working in blo, 1 dc in each st around; sl st in beg ch to join.  DO NOT BREAK YARN.  Measure hat against your head to be sure it’s the proper fit.  If it’s too small, repeat Rounds 4 or 5 to increase size, then another round of dc all the way around before beginning the band.  If it’s too big, repeat round 14 to decrease size, then another round of dc all the way around.

HAT (band)

Row 1: After joining Round 16 (Round 18 or 19 if you had to adjust the hat size), ch 8 (the last chain will be the turning chain).  Now the hat will be worked in rows, rather than rounds.

Row 2: sc in each of the 7 stitches across; sc into first open st of hat body (right beside where your ch 8 started); turn.

Row 3: hdc in each stitch across; ch 1; turn.

Row 4: hdc in each stitch across; attach to hat body by completing a sc2tog in the next two sts of the hat body;  ch 1; turn.

Row 5: hdc in each stitch across; ch 1; turn.

Row 6: hdc in each stitch across; attach to hat body with sc; ch 1; turn.

Repeat rows 3 – 6 all the way around the body of the hat; attach last row to the body of the hat, but NOT to the first row of the band.

Row 65: hdc in each stitch across; ch 1; turn.

Rows 66 – 80: repeat row 65.

Row 81: hdc in 2 sts; ch 2; skip 3 sts; hdc in last 2 sts; ch 1; turn.

Row 82: hdc in 2 sts; 3 hdc in ch 2 space; hdc in last 2 sts; ch 1; turn.

Rows 83 – 85: hdc in each st across; ch 1; turn.

Repeat Rows 81 – 85 for a second button hole, but do not ch 1 at the end.  Finish the row of hdc, then bind off and weave in ends.  Line up the overhang of the band with the attached hat band, determine where the buttons go, and sew them in place with matching yarn.