FREE CROCHET HEADBAND PATTERN – CAL WEEK 2
Hello and welcome back to the second week of my Bathroom Set CAL! This week we have a free headband crochet pattern, perfect for keeping hair out of the way when using the face scrubbies (featured exclusively in the Bathroom Spa Gift Set PDF download). These headbands are also handy when applying make up.
WHICH YARN SHOULD I USE?
To make a matching gift set, I have used the same yarns for all of my bathroom set items. Drops Cotton Light, 50/50 cotton and polyester mix DK weight yarn. Continue using your personal choice of yarn for this CAL. If you are using Worsted (Aran) weight yarn, follow the guidance on measuring your work to ensure you achieve the right size. You can also use this crochet pattern to make a general everyday headband with any yarn you like.
Ok, let’s get started!
LADIES MAKE UP & CLEANSING HEADBAND – CROCHET TUTORIAL
You will only need to know a few basic US stitches to follow this pattern and make this textured crochet headband: (ch) chain, (sl st) slip stitch, (sc) single crochet, and (dc) double crochet.
We will also be to using (sc2tog) single crochet 2 together (a way of decreasing stitches) – hook through the st, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), hook through the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
You will need a total of approximately 30g/70yds of yarn. 25g/58yds of your main colour and 5g/12yds of your accent colour. You will also need a 5mm hook, a tape measure, yarn needle and scissors.
The finished headband is designed to fit an average ladies size head. It will measure 20″ in circumference. You can adjust the size if needed, guidance will be given within the pattern at the point of adjustment.
The texture of this piece is made up of alternating sc and dc stitches. Beginning ch1s do not count as stitches. Using your main colour, start by chaining 7,
sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, turn (6)
ch1, 2sc in the first st below, sc x4, 2sc in the last st, turn (8)
ch1, 2sc in the first st below, sc x6, 2sc in the last st, turn (10)
ch1, 2sc in the first st below, sc x8, 2sc in the last st, turn (12)
ch1, dc in the first st below, sc in the next st, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st,* repeat between * to end of row, turn (12)
ch1, dc in the first sc st below, sc in the next dc st, *dc in the next sc st, sc in the next dc st, * repeat between * to end of row, turn (12)
Row 7. – Row 20.
repeat Row 6. 14 more times, or until the piece measures 6 inches from the starting chain (12)
We will now divide the piece to make 2 sections which we will twist later.
ch1, dc in the first sc st below, sc, dc, sc, dc, sc, turn leaving the rest of row unworked (6)
ch1, dc in the first sc st below, sc, dc, sc, dc, sc, turn (6)
Row 23. – Row 40.
repeat Row 22. 18 more times, or until this half width piece measures 6 inches from Row 20. finishing at the outer edge. Fasten off here. (6)
Re-join your yarn to Row 20. in the next sc st along from the previous section. Repeat from Row 21. to Row 40. to make the second twist section, this time finishing towards the middle.
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Join and continue:
Step 1. ch1, dc in the first sc st below, sc, dc, sc, dc, sc,
Step 2. take the first twist section, cross it over this second section and continue working this row along the first piece.
Step 3. dc, sc, dc, sc, dc, sc, turn (12)
ch1, dc in the first sc st below, sc in the next dc st, *dc in the next sc st, sc in the next dc st,* repeat between * to end of row, turn (12)
Row 43. – Row 55.
repeat Row 42. 13 more times, or until the piece measures 5 inches from the twist sections (12)
ch1, sc in each st, turn (12)
ch1, sc2tog, sc x8, sc2tog, turn (10)
ch1, sc2tog, sc x6, sc2tog, turn (8)
ch1, sc2tog, sc x4, sc2tog, turn (6)
ch1, sc in each st, turn (6) Fasten off your main colour. this piece should measure 18” in length.
We will join our accent colour and work along the opposite side of the main piece starting chain,
Join with a sc to the first ch, sc in each remaining ch, turn (6)
ch1, sl st in the back loop only of each st, turn (6)
Row 3. – Row 12.
repeat Row 2. 10 times, or until the strap measures 2”. This is to make an average ladies size 20” headband. You can adjust the size by changing the length of this strap piece. The main headband piece measures 18”, so just add the length needed for your finished size to this.
Join to the other end of the main piece here. Fold the piece over and match up the last row of stitches of the main piece with your strap piece. Work through the back loop only of the strap piece and both loops on the main piece and sc to join together, continue sc both pieces together for each st (6) You can fasten off and finish here or continue to add the trimming detail.
Continue from the last st. ch1, and turn your piece over to work along the closest main piece edge. sl st evenly along the edge, following all the way to the base of the twist section. Turn and work along the edge of the other side of the twist section and continue all the way back to the strap. Fasten off and re-join on the other side of the strap. Repeat sl sts along the other edges all the way around, back to the strap again. Fasten off and weave in ends.
You have now completed your free crochet headband pattern! The printable gift labels (featured below) are exclusive to the Bathroom Spa Gift Set digital download. Complete the luxury spa gift set with these customised packaging labels and tags.
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