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How to crochet a headband, easy and stylish

How To Crochet Headband Guest Post on Yarn Obsession

How to Crochet a Headband, Easy and Stylish

 

Headbands… the timeless hair accessory. Perfect for adding a unique touch to your wardrobe for making a bold statement. Design your own in crochet, and you’ll soon have several “uniquely you” pieces!

Crochet headbands are fun and easy to create.  They make great gifts when you’re in a pinch because they take less that a day, some less than an hour, to whip up.  Crocheting them in different yarn textures or using varying hook sizes will help you discover infinite possibilities!

In this short “How to Crochet a Headband” tutorial you’ll crochet a simple tube. Once the tube is done you’ll insert an elastic band into the tube, sew overlapping ends of elastic together, and sew around the tube opening.  This will be your basic headband. From there, you can customize it to your liking.

Materials List:

  • Yarn (any kind you like)
  • Hook (to match chosen yarn)
  • Tapestry or Yarn Needle (depends on yarn)
  • Stitch Markers
  • Elastic Band (width is entirely up to you)
  • 2 Safety Pins
  • Sewing Thread (to match elastic band color)
  • Sewing Needle
  • Scissors

Stitches / Abbreviations Used:

Gauge:

Stitches per rnd = However many stitches needed to equal approximately 3x the width of your elastic band.  It needs to be just big enough to insert the band.

Number of rnds = However many rnds it takes to reach desired length ~  20” (woman), 18” (child), 16” (toddler), or 14” (baby).

Instructions:

Ch as many chs as required for width of elastic band, join with sl st to first ch, ch 1

rnd 1: sc in each ch

Place a stitch marker in 1st st of rnd 1 and leave there until the end.

rnds 2+: sc in continuous rnds until you reach desired length, sl st, f/o with a tail long enough to sew ends together.

Finishing

How to Spice it up!  Do half double crochet instead of single crochet, or add texture to your headband base by crocheting only in front or back loops, or by doing double crochet or triple crochet stitches into posts of previous rounds.  Another fun idea may be to crochet with beads for one half of the tube.  Have fun experimenting with different stitches and ideas!

Cut elastic band 2-4” shorter than desired length.  ~  How much shorter you cut it, will depend on the effect you want and the intended person.  People who have fuller hair can have a shorter band because their hair types will keep the band from slipping. However, it is better for children, and people with thinner/straight hair, or who are prone to headaches to have the band only 2” shorter.

Now that your elastic band is cut, place a safety pin on each end.  You will want one on each end in just in case it slips into the tube.  Take one end and pull it through the crochet tube.  It will be a process of scrunching and pulling to get it through.

It will help to scrunch, or push the tube down at each end for this next part.  Overlap about 1” of the band ends.  With sewing needle and thread at hand, sew around the entire perimeter that you have overlapping with a whip stitch.  Tie off.

Now it is time to sew the opening closed.  With the long tail, and the stitches lined up (if you left a stitch marker in the very first stitch of the first round, this will be easy to see), sew the opening closed.  Tie off, and weave in ends.  The base of your headband is now finished.

Now the fun begins!  

Customize your headband with fun crochet appliqués such as flowers or butterflies, or perhaps you want to use buttons, bows or nothing at all.  The options are endless!  This is your headband, so do whatever strikes your fancy.

Add your appliqués to your headband, and voila!  You now have a Stylish Crochet Headband.

Do you have a quick fun Headband pattern you usually use? share it with us in the comments! We’d love to check it out!

Rebeckah of Rebeckah's TreasuresThis guest post comes to us from Rebeckah Ferger.  Rebeckah specializes in designing crochet barbie ensembles, crochet toys and fun accessories.  Many of her crochet patterns can be found at Rebeckah’s Treasures.

 

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Comments

  1. I love that little purple one.

  2. Rebeckah it’s so lovely to see you on Sedie’s blog. As you already know I’m a huge fan of your thread crochet designs. This sounds like a great little project. I thought Kinga’s hair tie elastic in the back of her headband was cool but now here you go – inserting the elastic through the tube of the band itself. That’s exactly how you do it with sewing.

    So many great designers, not sure If I’ll live long enough to make it all.

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