Mom’s Favorite 20 Minutes or less! Headband
This headband will become a favourite for you and your family!
Quick to make – this headband can be made in any size and colour. Embellish as you wish or leave it plain with the pretty edging for everyday wear.
Hook: 4 mm (G)
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight)
I purchased my elastic material at FabricLand and it is called Ruffled Elastic. At FabricLand it is available in a number of different colours.
Alternately, you can purchase a pre-made headband from a store (i.e. Michael’s, Dollar Store, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.) to use for this project. The headband below was purchased at Michael’s in the Bridal / Wedding Section.
Step 1: Cut your elastic headband material to the following lengths, or purchase a pre-made headband as indicated above:
Preemie (12″ head-size) – cut to 9.5″
Newborn (13.5″ head size) – cut to 10.5″
0-3 months (16″ head size) – cut to 12.5″
3-6 months (17″ head size) – cut to 13.25″
6-12 months (18″ head size) – cut to 14″
12 months – 3 years (19″ head size) – cut to 14.75″
3-5 years (19″ head size) – cut to 15.5″
6-10 years(20″ head size) – cut to 16.25″
Adult Small (22″ head size) – cut to 17″
Adult Medium (23″ head size) – cut to 17.75″
Adult Large (24″ head size) – cut to 18.5″
I do recommend stretching the actual elastic around the person’s head (if it is available). You need a snug fit, plus 0.5″ to hand stitch the seam. Some of the ruffled elastic available is more ‘elastic’ than other brands – so you may need to cut the elastic slightly longer, or shorter to make up for the difference in elasticity.
This is a super quick and easy project.
If you are cutting your own ruffled elastic to size you will need to turn it wrong-side out to seam together the edges. Next turn your headband right-side facing out and follow the crochet instructions below:
I recommend starting just before, or after, the seam line. The crochet edging may actually extend the life of your headband -by ensuring it does not ‘over-stretch’ when being worn.
Abbreviations: sl st – slip stitch, ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches, dc4tog – double crochet 4 stitches together (this is being used as a cluster stitch), sc – single crochet
Special Stitches: Work the following in one stitch: dc4tog: (yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the specified stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook) 4 times, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on the hook.
Step 2: Attach your yarn with a sl st in the 1st st. Ch 1. Work (1 sl st, ch 1) in each space around. You are working under the elastic. (See Images Below) Finish off and work an invisible join.
Step 3: Repeat for the other edge of the headband. Finish off and work an invisible join.
With Colour A: Make a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring. 1 sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off.
With Colour B: Join new colour with a sl st in the next sc. (Ch 4, dc4tog, ch 4, 1 sl st) in the same sc. Work (1 sl st in the next sc, ch 4, dc4tog, ch 4, 1 sl st to the same sc) 5 times. Work 1 sl st to the beginning sc, finish off and weave in ends. Attach your flower to the headband.