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Free Pattern: Retro-Inspired Crochet Headband

This pattern was inspired by necessity, as I wanted a cute way to cover up my undercut during cold winter months on days when I wear my hair up. But of course, you don’t have to have an undercut to wear this headband.

It’s a pretty simple crochet pattern, and involves just a little simple sewing for the finishing touches.

Supplies:
fingering weight yarn (I used Woolike, which is an acrylic/nylon blend since I have quite a bit in my stash that I’m trying to use up, but I don’t know if I’d necessarily recommend it, as it tangles and knots on itself a lot withing the skein which is a huge pain, but it has a good bit of stretch and nice drape, which works well for a headband)
G/6-4.25mm hook
small darning needle
3 in. by 1 in. piece of leather (or material of choice)
leather punch
sewing thread
sewing needle
scissors

Stitches Used: (US terms)
Foundation Single Crochet (FSC): see tutorial here
single crochet (sc)
double crochet (dc)

Dimensions:
Finished headband should measure approximately 20 inches circumference and 6 1/2 inches wide. Size can be adjusted by adding or subtracting FSC stitches and rows. (Note: Headband should have a bit of a snug fit, to help it stay in place when worn. Keep this in mind when adjusting size.)

Directions:
FSC: 94 stitches, turn
Rows 1-41: (For Row 1: holding FSC row with “v’s” on bottom and ch side on top, work into FSC as seen in FSC tutorial linked above. This gives the headband an instant finished edge) *ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat * to end of row, turn

Row 42: ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Seam ends together using method of choice (whipstitch, mattress stitch, single crochet, etc), using yarn.

Cut a small piece of yarn, about 8-10 inches long. Scrunch seam of headband and tie piece of yarn around it using a double knot to hold in place. Tie several times to make secure. Cut/weave in any ends.

Cut a piece of leather 3 inches by 1 1/4 inches. Use a leather punch to make holes along short sides of leather, about a centimeter from the edge. I made 4 holes along each side. (Be sure to adjust leather size if adjusting headband size). You can also substitute another material if you don’t want to use leather. Wrap leather around scrunched part of headband and line up punched ends, making sure ends meet on inside of headband, so they will be hidden when headband is worn. Use sewing thread and needle to sew sew leather ends together, working back and forth several times to secure.

And you’re finished!

If you have any questions, just ask. Please credit Tales of Butterflies and myself, Mindy Waters, for any finished headbands. Please do not reproduce, copy, or sell this written pattern, just link back here. Thank you!

Crochet Crowns, Two Free Patterns

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I recently designed a couple little crochet crowns for my friends’ baby, and I thought I’d share the patterns here for you. These are a great project for a beginner crocheter looking to stretch their skills, as they let you play around with a couple stitch patterns and possibly learn some new techniques, and also an easy but satisfying project for more experienced crocheters.

Notes:

While the starting foundation chain counts given are for (and crowns pictured are in) a small adult size, you can adjust the crown size by adding or subtracting pattern repeats. Starting chain count suggestions are given at the beginning of each pattern, but you can adjust the size to your personal needs.

Stitches used: foundation single crochet (see stitch tutorial here), slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, chain

Please do not reproduce or sell these patterns, as they are my property. These crowns have gotten a lot of attention, and I’ve been touched by so many of the stories! If you would like to sell your finished crowns, please ask/let me know first (It’s nice to know that people enjoy the pattern!), and give credit for the design to Waters Wares or me, Mindy Waters, that is all I ask. Thanks a bunch! And feel free to make and gift as many as you like!

Hook Size: F/5 – 3.75mmish
Yarn: Medium weight, No. 4

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Circlet

Estimated starting chain counts – Baby: 50 stitches, Toddler/Child: 60 stitches, Adult: 70/80 stitches

Row 1: FSC 70 stitches, join with sl st into 1st ch
Row 2: working into ch spaces of FSC, 1 sc in each stitch around, join with sl st into first sc
Row 3: working into back loops only, *skip 2 stitches, then work 3 dc, 1 trc, 3 dc into same stitch, skip 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 5 stitches* repeat around. Join into first dc
Row 4: working into back loops only, *1 sc in each dc, sc into top of trc, ch 3, sl st into front loop of sc just worked, 1 sc in each dc, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next stitch, ch 3, sl st into sc just worked, 1 sc in next 2 stitches repeat around. Join into first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Starch if desired.

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Crown

Estimated starting chain counts – Baby: 50 stitches, Toddler/Child: 60 stitches, Adult: 70/80 stitches

Row 1: FSC 70 stitches, join with sl st into first ch
Row 2: working into ch spaces of FSC, 1 sc in each stitch around, join with sl st into first sc
Row 3: working into back loops only, *skip 2 stitches, then work 3 dc, 1 trc, 1 ch, 1 trc, 3 dc into same stitch, skip 2 stitches, sl st into next stitch, skip 1 stitch, then work 2 dc, 1 trc, 2 dc into same stitch, skip 1 stitch, sl st into next stitch* repeat around. Join into first dc.
Row 4: ch 3, *work 3 dc, 1 trc, 3 dc, into ch space of 1st point, 1 trc into sl st space of previous row, ch 2, 1 sc into top of trc of point below, ch 2, trc into sl st space of previous row* repeat around. Join into third ch of starting ch 3.
Row 5: working into back loops only, *1 sl st in each dc, ch 3, sl st into trc, ch 5, sl st into same trc, ch 3, 1 sl st in each dc, 1 sl st in trc, 1 sl st in each ch, sl st into sc, ch 3, sl st into same sc, 1 sl st in each ch, 1 sl st in trc* repeat around. Join into first sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Starch if desired.

If you get confused at any point with either pattern, just comment below or message me, and I’ll do my best to help you out!

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