I’ve been making headbands. Easy and fast, stash-busting headbands. I made four of ’em so far and I may make a few more before this phases passes. I could come up with some dignified reasons for why I have a sudden need to add headbands to my wardrobe. They might be:
- I just finished a big shawl and can’t face starting a new big project right away
- Its always nice to use up some of those half balls that kick around in my stash.
- Headbands are so easy to make when you are on the go!
But those would just be fake reasons. The truth is my town is suffering though the wettest spring in the history of all humanity. At least that is the way it feels. We’ve had day after day of rain. When it does manage to stop raining, the humidity pegs out at Seam Bath in the Tropics. The results of all this yucky wet weather are
1) mushrooms the size of dinner plate growing in people’s lawns
2) moss spreading over every thing that sits still, and
3) my hair is so frizzy it defiles the laws of physics. I used to have curls. Now I have a bird’s nest on my head. And no you don’t get to see a picture of that.
So headbands. They are the only solution for when my hair becomes simply inexplicable with frizz. I suddenly need to wear one everyday. I’ve come up with two easy-peasy designs and of course I’m ready to share. Today I’ll post the crochet pattern. Tomorrow it will be the knit version.
A Crochet Tape Headband for those High Humidity Days
Crochet tape is a name for any pattern that is worked in a long strip. They are usually lace or lace-ish. You make them with short rows and the motifs are often off-center. Crochet “tape” is an old-fashioned way of making strips of lace that you could later sew onto a dress or table skirt or what have you.
Crochet tape makes for great headbands (and also bookmarks). This is a very simple crochet tape pattern. If you’ve never tried one, here is a great pattern to get you started!
Yarn: approx 15g of worsted weight yarn
Hook: US size H (5 mm)
Sizes: small = stretches to 22 inches, large = stretches to 24 inches
ch – chain
dc – double crochet (US terminology convention)
Row 1: Ch 4, in 4th ch from hook work the following: dc, ch 2, dc.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip the first stitch, dc in the next, 3 dc in the ch-2 space, ch2, dc in each of next 2 stitches. (7 dc)
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip the first stitch, dc in the next, 4 dc in the ch-2 space, ch2, dc in each of next 2 stitches. (8 dc)
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip the first stitch, dc in the next, 5 dc in the ch-2 space, ch2, dc in each of next 2 stitches. (9 dc)
Row 5: ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip the first stitch, dc in the next, 6 dc in the ch-2 space, ch2, dc in each of next 2 stitches. (10 dc)
Row 6: ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip the first stitch, dc in the next, 7 dc in the ch-2 space, ch2, dc in each of next 2 stitches. (11 dc)
Row 7: ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip the first stitch, dc in the next, 8 dc in the ch-2 space, ch2, dc in each of next 2 stitches. (12 dc)
Repeat Row 7 eight (nine for large size) more times.
Work Row 6
Work Row 5
Work Row 4
Work Row 3
Final Row: ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip the first stitch, dc in the next, 2 dc in the ch-2 space.
Cut yarn and use tail to sew beginning edge to finish off edge. Then immediately pull it on and enjoy having all that frizz under under yarn-y control!
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
6 Comments on "A spate of headbands"
thank you so much! Two granddaughters live in the sub-tropical Southeast, and are having the same problem. I can whip these up quickly, and ship them off!
I’m sure they will be much appreciated! When the humidity gets this bad there isn’t enough conditioner in the world to tame frizzy hair. We have to settle for keeping it corraled.
I hear ya about all the rain. And cold. And cold rain. Do you think I could felt a canoe? I have bags and bags of fleece. I’m thinking of renaming west Texas . How does the Chihuahuan Rain Desert sound?
lmao. A felted canoe? I think you could make that! And I think it would even float…. until you got in it.
Maybe we do need to start renaming things. We had more rain here overnight. Its so wet and soggy I expect parts of Austin will start sinking into the muck!
I hope yiur daughter gets many headbands then. They are easy and quick and help bust that stash. Make lots!
I give tge leave in a try. Thanks.