Monday, April 15, 2013

Hair Bow


My hair is forever getting in the way no matter what I do. I created this bow headband mainly to keep my hair at bay when I wash my face or wear a mask. This cute headband could in fact be worn whenever you like.

This is very much a beginner crochet pattern. The only techniques you need to know are single crochet, chain and the slip stitch.

Materials:

  • 1/2 ball bulky weight yarn (I used Benat Alpaca in fern)
  • Size I 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Method:

  • Measure around your head where you want the headband to go. This is the length of your crochet headband. If you crochet loosely, make the length of the band a few inches shorter.
  • Chain 7
  • Single crochet in second chain from hook then single crochet across. Chain 1 and turn your work. Single crochet across starting from the first single crochet.
  • Complete 10 rows of single crochet.
  • Attach the two small ends together with slip stitch to make a tube. Turn the tube inside out and set aside.
  • Chain 15.
  • Single crochet in second chain from hook. Single crochet across chain 1 and turn. Single crochet across starting with the first single crochet and ending with a chain 1 and turn.
  • Continue doing single crochet rows until the length reaches you measurement. Measure the headband against your head to make sure it will fit.
  • Thread the smaller band onto the larger one.
  • As before, slip stitch the two short ends together. Fasten off and weave in the ends. Turn your work inside out and your headband is done.
  • Situate the smaller and larger bands together so that they resemble a bow. Pinching and twisting when necessary.
I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

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