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Easy Chain Loops Wide Headband Free Pattern

An Original Design by Sandi Marshall


This decorative headband is quick and easy to make. A pretty, lacy look is achieved as the chain loop rows stretch when the headband is worn.

Materials Used In This Example
Worsted weight yarn in the following color:
I used Red Heart Super Saver Multicolor "Ocean" Color No. 0995
US size G hook

Crochet this headband with cotton yarn if you plan to use it as a summer headband. Make it with acrylic yarn or a novelty yarn if you plan to use it as a winter headband.

Finished Size: 3 1/2 inches wide x 18 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 - 4 single crochet rows (on edge) = 1 inch and 6 single crochet stitches = 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.

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Abbreviations:
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.

To Begin: Chain 12.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (11 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sc, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc**, repeat the directions between * and ** 2 more times, then ch 3, skip next sc, sc in ea of last 2 sc.
Row 3: ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp**, repeat the directions between * and ** 2 more times, then sc in ea of last 2 sc.
Row 4: ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sc, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp**, repeat the directions between * and ** 2 more times, then ch 3, skip next sc, sc in ea of last 2 sc.
Rows 5 - 65 (or until desired length is reached): Repeat rows 3 and 4.
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 for a comfortable fit. If it is too large, pull some rows back out until you have the right fit. If it is too small, add some more rows in pattern until you have the right fit.
When You Have The Right Fit, Crochet The Last Row: ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sc, *sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc** repeat the directions between * and ** 2 more times, then sc in ch-3 sp, sc in ea of last 2 sc. If you are planning to join by crocheting, do not end off yet. If you are planning to join by sewing, leave a long enough strand of yarn to be sufficient for sewing across the ends (see directions below).

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, working through both ends at the same time, to join the ends together.
Or ... To Join By Sewing: Using a large-eye yarn needle, thread the strand of yarn 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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