Saturday, 26 September 2015

2015 Holiday Blog Hop Post Number #9 Holiday Headband

Well it seems we have had a few hiccups this week, and the latest Holiday Blog Hop post did not go out as planned.

We have therefore had a shuffle around, and since I had this one all ready to publish, this is now my week!

Hope you enjoy this simple pattern for a clever little headband that will fit from a child to an adult, and is totally adaptable for any size.

Without further ado - welcome to this week's Holiday Blog Hop!

Holiday Headband

A simple and fast headband to whip up for the Holiday season.  Add a little sparkle to your outfit for those special days.


Difficulty:  Easy

To fit:  Child-Adult

Actual Measurements when finished: Length: 20” unstretched, up to 24” stretched; Width 2”.  Can be adapted to any size.

Materials:  Approx 75 yds Red Heart Holiday Yarn in Green Metallic (worsted weight, #4); Adult or Child Elastic Hair Band; 5mm (H/8) hook; yarn needle.

Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern, as it is very stretchy but for reference, sample worked according to pattern was 2” wide, and 10 rows hdc measured 4”.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; ch = chain; st/s = stitch/es; beg - beginning; rep = repeat

Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.


Row 1:  With 5mm (H/8) hook, chain 11; hdc into the 3rd chain from hook (1st 2 chain count as 1 hdc), *ch1, sk1, hdc in next st hdc; rep from * to end.  Turn. (6 hdc and 4 ch 1 spaces)

Row 2:  Ch2, hdc in first ch1 space; (ch1, sk 1, hdc in next space) a total of 3 times; ch1, sk1, hdc in top of beg ch2 from prev round.  Turn.

Repeat Row 2 to desired length.  Sample was made to 18”.

Next Row:  Holding one side of the elastic headband against the row you are now working on, ch1, single crochet across every hdc and ch1 space, taking the hair band into the stitches as you go, to the end of the row.  Fasten off securely.

Attach yarn to the other end, and again, holding the opposite side of the elastic hair band against the 1st row, ch1 and single crochet in every stitch across, taking the hair band into the stitches as you go, to the end of the row.  Fasten off securely.  Weave in ends.

Et Voila!  Your pretty Holiday hairband is complete.
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