Tuesday, October 9, 2012

headband/ear warmer

Measure the circumference of where the headband will sit on the head for the length. This will be how many chains you will need to crochet to start.

With Redheart yarn, I have found that 65 chains is good for a preteen and 67-70 for an adult, using a G hook.
    Ch desired amount, sc in 2nd ch from hook to the end. Ch 1, turn
    1. - 4 *sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. *4 times
    5.- 8 sc in 10, hdc in 10, dc across to last 20 sc. Hdc in 10, sc in 10, ch 1 turn.
Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Right sides together, sew short ends together.

Add flower, charms etc., if desired

 Outer flower:

ch 4, 12 dc in 4th ch from hook.
12 dc in ring, join.
*Ch 3, in next dc (dc, trc, dc) ch 3, sl st in next dc. Repeat from * around. Finish off and weave in ends.

 inner flower.

Ch 4, trc in 4th ch from hook.
Make a trc but don't finish stitch, leaving 2 loops on hook, repeat again, YO and finish the stitch, ch 3, sl st to ring.
Repeat above directions 5 more times.(6 petals) Join and finish off with a long tail. Attach the two flowers together and sew onto headband.

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