Crochet Hair Band
I don’t have a little girl and I don’t have friends who have little girls…..All my pal’s daughters, are all grown up and would throw a fit if I even mentioned hair bands…So I have had to use my thick skull as a measurement for this one…:-) Measure your little Princess’s head from the bottom of the left earlobe all the way across to the bottom of the right earlobe.
Materials Needed for the Hair Band:
Laura Kitting Cotton in any color of your choice
Hook : 3:00mm
Nature’s Cotton Yarn
Hook : 2.5 mm
( I haven’t mentioned the amount of yarn required because it is really very minimal)
Elastic(optional) I have used satin ribbon. You can fix a piece of elastic ribbon to attach the two end of the hair band.
You can use any pattern that you wish in 1 or 2 rows to make that band. Since this blog post is for beginner’s I have used half double crochet(hdc) and double crochet(dc)
Make a chain of 75 plus 2. total 77 chains. The last 2 chains are the ones that will create one side of the hair band and will carry you to the next row.
hdc in every ch to the end, 3 chs up
dc in every hdc to the end, 2 chs up
hdc in every dc to the end..cut the yarn and tuck the ends into the band.
The actually works all the way around except at the two ends…
Add a thinner thread to create a lacey, shell effect around the hairband. I used Nature’s cotton yarn..with a 2.5mm hook.
add the yarn to the first hdc on one side.
3 ch, 2 dc, in the same hdc;
Skip 2 hdc, ss into the third hdc,
*3 ch and 2dc into same hdc as ss
Skip 2 hdc, ss into the third hdc*.
Continue ** until end of row. then at the turn hook in hdc, 2ch, hdc; 2 ch hdc;
Then, ss in hdc; then continue **, again at the turn – hook in hdc, 2ch; hdc, 2dc; hdc; ss.
Now attach the required lengths of ribbon/yarn / fabric to both the end of the band , so that you have equal lengths of these on both the sides so that you can tie it and the nape of the neck securing the hair band safely.
Different ways to make the hairband even more beautiful.
I have used a ribbon and pulled it through the middle dcs of the hairband. You can make a crochet rose or a crochet heart to accentuate this.
Try different things for e.g.; a crochet butterfly, or a satin ribbon flower, a piece of metal jewelry , a brooch anything really….play with your imagination…:-)
There…wasn’t that easy to do? Using the same stitches you can change the pattern ..instead a block of dcs and hdcs you can create a ladder like pattern by hooking in chains in-between the dcs… You can make the hairband much wider or thinner. You can use beads. You will remember how we learnt to use beads and crochet in one of our first lessons.
I hope you practice and make a few hairbands…you can shorten the length of the hairband and use it as a choker ..would’t that be lovely?