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.
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 ...
While you're here, learn how to make a crochet hook bandolier!
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!