A girl can never have to many hair accessories. These headbands quickly work up into a stretchy mesh perfect for keeping fly-away strands out of the face. Changing the colour, yarn thickness and adding decorative elements such as flowers gives a wide variation on the basic pattern. Gauge is not important for this project. The headband can be created using any combination of yarn and hook you like to create your desired thickness. As it only uses a small amount of yarn its a good stash buster for using up those little ends left over from larger projects.
Blue headband was crocheted using 3ply blue acrylic yarn and a 2.5 hook using the wide meshed-up Headband pattern.
Grey headband was crocheting using King Cole Haze dk in grey and a 2.5 hook using the narrow meshed-up Headband pattern.
Instructions are written in american crochet terms. ( Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, sc = single crochet, tc = triple crochet)
Wide Meshed-up headband
Shown in blue in the pictures.
Row 1: Ch 5 into 10th chain from hook do 1 tc, *ch 3 and miss 3 ch , 1 tc* repeat x3 to end of chain.
Row 2 : Ch5 (counts as 1dc and 2 ch), 1 sc into 3-chain-space, 2ch 1dc into tc, *2ch 1sc into 3 ch, 2 ch 1 dc into tr* repeat to end.
Row 3: Ch6 (counts as 1 tr and 3 ch) , 1 tr into 2nd dc, *Ch3 1tc into dc, * repeat to end.
Row 4: Repeat row 3.
Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as first dc) *3 dc into 3-chain-space, 1 dc into tr,* repeat to end.
Row 6: Ch6 (counts as 1 tr and 3 ch) 1 treble into 5th dc, *ch 3 skip 3 dc, 1trc into dc* repeat to end.
Row 7: Repeat row 3.
Continue repeating rows 2 to 7 until you have a headband long enough to wrap around your head.
Narrow Meshed-up Headband
Shown in grey in the pictures.
Row 1: ch 6, into the 5th chain from the end do 1 tc, 3ch, miss 3 ch. 1tc into last ch.
Row 2: 5 ch, miss 1 ch, 1 sc into 2nd ch, 2ch miss 1 ch, 1dc into tc, 2ch miss 1 ch, 1sc into ch, 2 ch miss 1 ch, 1 dc into next ch.
Row 3: 6 ch, 1 tr into centre dc, chain 3, 1 tr into end dc.
Row 4 onwards. Repeat alternating rows 2 and 3 until the headband is the desired length.
Without twisting the chain sc the ends together.
Me modelling the headbands (ignore the roots!)
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