Easy Summer Headband

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A non-baby update! I have been living in the same cotton head band all summer, so I thought I would finally get around to making a new one. This one works up fast and the pattern can be easily changed to make it fit any head. I haven’t written a crochet pattern in a long time, so I am a little rusty. Please let me know if any of this doesn’t make sense.

Supplies:

DK cotton yarn of your choice. The one pictured is Knit One Crochet Two 2nd Time Cotton

G 4.mm hook

Darning needle to weave in ends.

1 button.

Cross Double Crochet (CrDc)- Working over 2 dc, skip the first dc, work one dc in the second dc, go back to first dc and work one dc.

Directions:

Ch. 9

Row 1- Work one dc in the second chain from the hook and each one after. 8 stitches

Row 2-9- Turn and chain 2. Work one dc over each 8 dc.

Row 10- Turn and chain 2. Work two dc in first stitch, work one dc in the next 6 dc, two dc in last stitch. 10 stitches

Row 11. Turn and Chain 2. Work one row of dc over 10 stitches.

Row 12. Turn and chain 2. Work two dc in first stitch, work one dc in the next 8 dc, two dc in last stitch. 12 stitches

Row 13. Turn and Chain 2. Work one row of dc over 12 stitches.

Row 14-20- Turn and Chain 2. Work one dc in the first 4 dc, work 2 CrDc over the next 4 dc, one dc in the last 4 dc.

Row 21-Turn and Chain 2. Work one row of dc over 12 stitches.

Row 22- Turn and Chain 2. Decrease one stitch over first 2 dc, dc in the next 8 dc, decrease one stitch over the last 2 dc. 10 stitches

Row 23- Turn and Chain 2. Work one row of dc over the next 10 stitches

Row 24- Turn and Chain 2. Decrease one stitch over first 2 dc, dc in the next 6 dc, decrease one stitch over the last 2 dc. 8 stitches

Row 25-37- Turn and Chain 2. Work one dc over each 8 dc.

Finishing:

Weave in ends.

Sew button on the shorter side in the middle of the fourth row. I didn’t include a button hole, because the stitches are loose enough to put the button through. This means that you can easily adjust the tightness of the band. You could also make the ends longer and tie the band if you don’t want to mess with the button.

I did find that the cotton tends to stretch out a little once worn. I just threw mine in the wash with hot water and shrunk it back to the original size.

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