From crochet.about.com - Hearts With Lines Headband Free Pattern
With Colors Crocheted In
An Original Design by Sandi Marshall
On this version of the heart themes headband, I have crocheted the colors in on the front piece. On my other version, I had used the method of working the design in cross stitch on the crocheted background. In the example shown, I chose a black background with a bright multicolor yarn to simulate a stained glass look. You may prefer to use two solid colors instead (version one shows an example with two solid colors). The version one photo can be seen at: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa021905.htm
Materials Used In This Example
Worsted weight yarn in the following colors:
Color A - Black
Color B - I used Red Heart Super Saver Multicolor "Pinata" Color No. 0723
US size G hook
Finished Size: 3 1/4 inches wide x 19 1/2 inches long before sewing end together (this length fits an average size adult female head. You may need to adjust the finished length to fit the size head of the person you are making the headband for)
Gauge - On front piece: 4 single crochet rows = 1 inch and 4 single crochet stitches = 1 inch;
9 ribbing rows, crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver yarn = 2 inches, 9 sc on ribbing rows = 2 inches
Note: Individual gauge is not crucial on this project. The important part is the finished length (to fit the size head of the person you are making this for) and the length can easily be adjusted by making fewer ribbing rows or more ribbing rows.
ch = chain
ea = each
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
See the Related Resources box on the right for links to how-to pages for these stitches.
How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece. It can also be used to add a decorative ridge to an edge.
On the chart, the blank squares = Color B, the solid (filled in) squares = Color A
To Begin: With Color B, chain 42.
Row 1 on chart: With Color B, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (41 sc)
Rows 2 - 14: ch 1, to turn, following color changes on the chart, sc in ea sc across, reading the chart as: one square on the chart = one single crochet stitch. (41 sc)
At end of row 14, do not end off yet but continue in color B for Outside Rnd.
Outside Round: Working down the side of the piece, ch 1, sc in end of first row (ch 1, skip end of next row, sc in end of next row) 7 times, then, ch 1, sl st loosely in ea st across bottom edge, then, ch 1, working along other side: sc in end of first row, (ch 1, skip end of next row, sc in end of next row) 7 times, then working along top edge: ch 1, sl st loosely in ea st across top edge. Do not end off yet.
Starting Ribbing Rows: sl st in back loop only of first sc on the short side of the piece (to be in the right position along the side of the front piece, to begin the ribbing rows).
Ribbing Row 1: ch 1, working in back loops only for the entire row: sc in ea sc across the side. (14 sc)
Ribbing Rows 2 - 38 or until desired length is reached: sc in back loop only of ea sc across. (14 sc)
Before Finishing: Try it around the head of the person who will be wearing it. Be careful not to stretch it too much when trying it on so that there will be some stretch left available in the ribbing rows for a comfortable fit. If it is too large, pull some ribbing rows back out until you have the right fit. If it is too small, add some more ribbing rows until you have the right fit.
When You Have The Right Fit: Leave a long strand of yarn to use for joining the pieces (but don't join yet because it will be easier to do the cross stitch design on the front piece before the headband ends are joined).
When Finished -
To Join By Crocheting: Hold the right sides together of the two ends (so that you are working on the wrong side) and slip stitch in the front loops only of the rows (to keep the same ribbing look showing on the right side of the piece as you have on the first ribbing row).
Or ... To Join By Sewing: Using a large-eye yarn needle, thread a strand of yarn (of the same color as you used on the ribbing rows) on the needle and hand sew (with wrong sides facing you) through the front loops only of the two ends, to join.
When finished, end off. Weave in ends. Turn right side out.
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