Choose a color scheme: Pick out a few colors of yarn that match the girl’s favorite outfits or personal style.
Crochet a basic headband: Chain a length that fits snugly around the head, then single crochet in each stitch across until the headband reaches the desired width.
Add texture: Experiment with different stitch patterns to add texture to the headband, such as a moss stitch or basket weave stitch.
Decorate with flowers or bows if you like, crochet or sew on small flowers or bows to one side of the headband for a touch of whimsy.
If the headband is too loose or too tight, simply add or remove a few stitches to get the perfect fit.
This project is a fun and simple way for young crafters to explore their creativity and make useful items they can wear and show off to their friends.
- I use “Caron” 100% Acrylic yarn in black.
- Use a 6.5mm, Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker (Recommended)
- CH = Chain(s)
- DC = Double crochet
- FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet, Yoh and draw up a loop around the post of the next stitch at the front of work, inserting the hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
- HDC = Half double crochet
- MOHDC = Modify Half double crochet
- DCBP = Back Post-Double Crochet, Yoh and draw up a loop around the post of the next stitch at the back of work, inserting the hook from right to left. Yoh and draw through all loops on the hook.
- Pat = Pattern
- Rep = Repeat
- RS = Right side
- Sc = Single crochet
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- SLST = Slip Stitch
- Tog = Together
- WS = Wrong side
- Yoh = Yarn over hook
- Width: 32 cm (12.5”)
- Length: 60 cm (23.5”)
- Reference from Crazy Hands Knitting & Crochet
15 stitches = 4 inches in half double crochet ribbing
Rnd 1: CH 59. (59)
Rnd 2: 58 HDC in 2nd CH from hook (crocheting into the back bump of chain). (58)
Rnd 3-14: Repeat Row 2 or until it reaches 7″ with work flat into a rectangle. (50)
CLOSING & FINISHING:
Fold both ends together and keep the seam on the outside. Connect the ends by interlocking them. Sew the ends together using a yarn needle and sew through each layer. Tie a few knots at the end of the yarn and weave it into your back after you reach the end. Turn the headband over the right side up.