This textured headband has the look of little cables.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, crdc = crossed double crochet, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, st = stitch, sts = stitches
Materials: about 1/4 oz. worsted weight yarn, US size H hook
Finished Size: 3 inches wide. Adult size is 10 inches long, when folded, with short ends joined.
Special Stitch: crossed double crochet (crdc) ... Instructions link, with step-by-step photos: crdc how-to ... crdc text instructions: skip the next stitch, make a double crochet in the stitch that follows the skipped stitch, make a double crochet in the stitch that was skipped.
Back Loop Only - Instructions link, with photos: back loop how-to
Pattern Note: You will turn at the end of each row.
Starting Chain: ch 14.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (13 sc)
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in back loop of next sc, working in the back loops only: crdc over next 2 sc, dc in back loop of ea of next 5 sc, working in the back loops only: crdc over next 2 sc, dc in back loops of ea of last 2 sc.
Row 3: ch 1, sc in back loop only of ea stitch across. (13 sc)
Additional Rows: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, as many times as needed. For a child size headband, do a total of about 43 rows. For a headband in an adult size do a total of about 47 rows. When you are close to the finished size, try the headband piece around the head of the person who will be wearing it and adjust for the proper size by adding more rows (or pulling some rows out, if needed).
Joining: Holding the short ends together, slip stitch across the ends, to join, working through one loop of the last row and, at the same time, working through the remaining loop of the starting chain, for each slip stitch.
End off, leaving a strand for weaving in. Weave in the ends, to secure.
Either side can be the right side, depending on which look you like the best.