I have been loving the gorgeous knit and crochet head bands that seem to be all the rage, both for adults and children this winter. I wanted to have a go at making one but I wanted to give it a bit of a twist. So I did….literally.Twinkle likes wearing hers as it keeps her ears warm without the restrictive feel of a hat. I love it because her hair doesn’t look like she has been dragged through a bush when she takes it off at the school gate.
I used Lion Brand Woolspun Yarn in Orchid. It is a perfect chunky yarn for this project. It is 80% Acrylic and 20% Wool, has a cushiony bouncy feel and comes in a selection of beautiful colours.
This project is so easy to make.
Chunky Yarn (approx half a ball)
Size 5mm crochet hook.
An embroidery needle
This pattern is sized for a 6 year old (with quite a large head!) Due to differences in gauge and yarn types, you should measure as you go. Although there is quite a bit of stretch to the finished piece.
HDC in the 3rd CH from the hook.
HDC in the remainder 59 CH. CH2. Turn.
HDC all the way across to the end (60) CH2. Turn.
HDC all the way across to the end (60). Fasten off.
Make another one identical to the one above.
Line the two pieces on top of each other with the right side facing inwards.
Using the embroidery needle and the same yarn you crocheted the head band with, stitch 20 stitches together starting from the outside.
Cross the pieces over and stitch from the other edge in 20 stitches.
Fold the piece in half with the right side facing inwards and stitch along the end, to make the band.
Fasten off and sew in any loose ends.
You can leave it as is, or add a flower or button as you wish!
Ready for a busy morning making mudpies and searching for woodlice!
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