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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Scalloped Headbands {FREE Crochet Pattern of the Month}


Hullo peeps!

I am very pleased to introduce a new series! I will be offering a FREE crochet pattern each month, hence the very clever name "Pattern of the Month". There are several ways to subscribe in the sidebar at right so you don't miss out :-)

Now, on to the first pattern! 

I am in the process of growing out my hair. I love having it short, but I miss my up dos (and by up dos I mean unimaginative ponytails). I needed something to catch the shorter layers in front, so I made these scalloped headbands. They are easy and quick!


You'll need yarn in the color of your choice, a size G hook, and a hair elastic.

UPDATE 7/8/13: A couple people have found the starting chain to be too small (who knew I was a pinhead?). I suggest measuring your noggin with a piece of yarn right where you want the headband to sit and then making your foundation chain a few inches shorter than that. Good luck! :)


Abbreviations are as follows:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip

First attach your hair elastic like this:


Now ch 48 more.

Then attach your foundation chain to the hair elastic again like this:

Turn. *Skip 1 ch, sc 6 times in next ch, skip 1 ch, sl st in next ch*. Repeat from * to * to end.

 Sl st in final ch. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Voila!

Ze obligatory action shots:



And ze close up:


I made these in a whole bunch of colors with yarn leftover from my rainbow scarf. Hopefully they'll discourage me from chopping all my hair off again.

Of course, they would also look adorable with a pixie cut ...

Hmm.
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UPDATE: If you're confused about how exactly the elastic is attached to the headband, here's a full picture of them off my noggin :) Hope it helps!


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43 comments:

  1. Thank you for this great tutorial! Soo cute!!

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    1. I must be dense. I still don't understand how it attaches to your head. I haven't made it yet, but will when I figure this out. I, too, am growing out my hair.

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    2. It's a basic headband; it just slips over your head. You start with a hair elastic, attach your thread, crochet the scalloped portion, and then attach it to the hair elastic again.This forms a solid loop and adds stretch so it stays in place. I'm sorry, I'm not sure how else to describe it. Hopefully that helps a little :) Good luck!

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  2. I need a pretty headband today... I bet I can make this on my lunch break... Thank you!

    Kim

    http://loopsoflavender.blogspot.com/

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  3. Nice "Secret Princess" crown.

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    1. I didn't realize until now that it does look like a crown! Guess Princess Polka Dot needs a few :)

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  4. What size headband do you start out with? The picture makes it look like those small kind, but that wouldn't work.

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    1. Hullo,

      I didn't use a headband, just attached yarn to a hair elastic and made a foundation chain to start. :)

      Caiti

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  5. How clever! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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  6. very cute! thank you so much for sharing! can't wait to make it!

    trish @ tales from...

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    1. Certainly! Your blog is lovely :)

      Caiti

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  7. Super cute, but I'm a little confused as to you put this in your hair with a small elastic like this. Could you clarify?

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    1. Hello,

      The hair elastic is attached to both ends of the crocheted piece. I have a picture of just the headbands; I'll upload it later today.

      Hopefully that will help! :)

      Caiti

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  8. Thank you so much for clarifying!

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  9. I've made two so far!! Very simple but cute!! Thanks for the pic tut! ")

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  10. would the 48 chain stitch work for a 6 year old?

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    1. I think it would depend on the kid. If they're handy, measure their head where the headband will sit with a spare piece of yarn and make your foundation chain a few inches smaller. Just from eyeballing the ones I made I'd guess a foundation chain of 44-46ish? I don't have any six year olds around here to test it on, thougj :) Good luck!

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    2. *though. Sorry, bloated fingers + phone keyboard.

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  11. easy to make but I find 48 stiches too small, Going to try again with more of a foundation.

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    1. I've heard this from a few people. Evidently I am a pinhead :) I'll put a note in the post suggesting measuring first. Thanks for the feedback!

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  12. Thanks for the cute easy to follow tutorial! I made one and then crocheted in the other side of the chain (sc 6 in same st as sc 6 on back, and sl in same sl on reverse side) and it made a cute little semi-circle for a one off.

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    1. That's a great idea! I'll have to try it. Thanks for commenting!

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  13. You remind me sooo much of my daughter! Think I'll make her a couple right away. Thanks for the free pattern!
    Anita

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  14. Very sweet! I am going to be making some of these! Thanks so much for sharing

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  15. I love this. It was so easy

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  16. This is just the type of headband I was looking for so that I can do some cute headband hairstyles I saw on you tube! Thank you for sharing this!!

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  17. Love this tutorial! I hope you don't mind, I linked to it from my blog.

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  18. This is a great idea! I'm always struggling with the fact that my headbands get stretched out!!! Now I can use this on a number of pattern ideas.

    Thank you!!!

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  19. Found your link on AllFreeCrochet and enjoy it very much. Would suggest if need to enlarge the headband use multiples of three for the count to come out correct. I used double strands of different colors of size 10 crochet thread for a different look. Came out very nice. Keep up the good work!

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  20. do you think these would sell in a consignment store?

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