From crochet.about.com - So Easy Headband - Narrow Version
Pattern Created by Sandi Marshall
Chains Embellishment Added:
This pattern is made in single crochet and is easy enough for a beginner. If you use a variegated, ombre or self-striping yarn, a color design will emerge while you are crocheting easy single crochet stitches.
I thought up an easy way to add a fancy look to the front of the finished head band. This chains embellishment is optional but if you decide to add it, it's a simple way to add a second color (while having to work with only one color at a time). It's a separate layer above the single crochet background so it adds dimension and looks fancy but is actually very easy to do.
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Materials Used In The Example: About 1/2 oz. worsted weight yarn for the headband
(I used Red Heart Supersaver Multicolor - color Fiesta Jewel yarn in the example),
small amount of a contrasting color if adding the loops embellishment to the finished headband
(I used Caron Simply Soft color Dk Country Blue in the example),
US size H hook
Finished Size: About 10 3/4 inches wide x 1 1/2 inches tall (when folded in half, with ends joined)
Gauge: 4 sc rows = 1 inch, 6 1/2 sc = 2 inches
Note that gauge is not crucial to this project. The proper fit is determined by adding more rows or fewer rows when crocheting the short rows of the back.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch
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.
How to Crochet in Back Loop Only: http://crochet.about.com/library/blbackfrontloop.htm
How to Skip a Stitch: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa071804.htm
Designed by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2006 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Starting Chain: chain 34.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (33 sc)
Rows 2 - 6: ch 1 to turn, sc in ea sc across (33 sc)
First Row Made On The Short Side: ch 1, then working down the short side, sc in end of first row on side, (ch 1, skip next row, sc in end of next row) 2 times, sc in end of last row.
Short Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in ea of first 2 sc, (sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 2 times. (6 sc)
Short Rows Note: This is sized to fit an adult size head. To make it for a child, do fewer short rows, trying it around the head of the child who will wear it when you are close to having enough rows and adjusting with more or less rows as needed for the proper fit.
Short Rows 3 - 36: ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of ea sc across. (6 sc) This row is worked in the back loops so that there will be stretch for a comfortable fit.
Check to see if this number of rows will be the proper fit for the person who will be wearing the headband. Add more rows (or pull out some rows) if needed.
End off, leaving a long strand for sewing the ends together.
Joining: Fold piece in half with the wrong sides together.
To join the two pieces, thread the ending-off strand on a large-eye needle and sew through both
thicknesses along the two short sides of the piece. I sewed under both loops of an sc
on one side and both loops of the corresponding sc on the other side, both at the same time.
Joining Crochet Pieces
Weave in ends. Turn right side out.
Optional Chains Embellishment: (see extra photo below)
Chains Embellishment Row 1: On right-hand side of headband front piece, attach contrasting color yarn in front loop of first sc at top. (Chain 7, skip next 3 sc of top edge, sl st in front loop only of next sc of top edge) 8 times altogether. End off.
Chains Embellishment Row 2: Turn headband around so that the opposite (long) edge is at the top. On right-hand side of headband front piece, attach the contrasting color yarn in front loop of first sc at what is now the top edge. Chain 3, sc in closest chain-7 loop that was made in previous row, (chain 3, skip next 3 sc of top edge, sl st in front loop only of next sc of top edge, chain 3, sc in next chain-7 loop) 7 times, chain 3, skip next 3 sc of top edge, sl st in front loop only of next sc of top edge. End off. Weave in ends on the back of the front piece.
The photo below shows Chains Embellishment Row 1 completed, with Row 2 in-progress. You can see (on the last two unworked loops) how the chain loops look before Row 2 is worked in the chain loops of the first row.
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