Crocheted Ski Headband
By Trinette Stowell
Staying warm is easy with this quick and simple crocheted headband. The headband is a good way to use up yarn ends as well. The pattern comes in three sizes, and is suitable for any worsted weight yarn. However, the infant/toddler size works up nicely using baby weight yarn. It might be fun to try the new “faux fur” or “eyelash” yarns, or Lion Brand’s MAGIC STRIPES Self-Striping yarn. (www.lionbrand.com) Other variations are given at the end of pattern.
Hook size G is used for each size. Pattern is written for infant/toddler size, with children’s and adults’ sizes following in parentheses. Circumference of headband is customized for wearer.
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
St(s) = stitches
Dec = decrease
Yo = yarn over
NOTE: Before beginning, use a tape measure to measure from nape of neck up over ears to front of head just above forehead. Record this measurement for later reference.
Ch 4 (6, 8).
Beginning Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across – 3 (5, 7) sts. Ch 1, turn.
Beginning Rows 2 – 4 (2 – 6, 2 – 8): Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Beginning Row 5 (7, 9): Sc twice in first sc, sc in each st across to last sc, sc twice in last sc – 5 (7, 9) sts. Ch 1, turn.
Beginning Row 6 (8, 10): Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Beginning Rows 7 – 10 (9 – 12, 11 – 14): Repeat Beginning Rows 5 – 6 (7 – 8, 9 – 10) twice for a total of 9 (11, 13) sts in row.
Body of headband: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat this row until headband measures 3” (4”, 5”) less than the measurement taken at beginning.
Ending Row 1: Yo, pull up loop in first sc, yo, pull up loop in second sc, yo, pull yarn through all three loops on hook – dec made over first two sts. Sc in each sc across to last two sc, dec over last two stitches – 7 (9, 11) sts. Ch1, turn
Ending Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Ending Rows 3 – 6: Repeat Ending Rows 1 – 2 twice for a total of 3 (5, 7) sts in row.
Ending Rows 7 – 10 (7 – 12, 7 – 14): Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Joining: Bring ends together and join with 3 (5, 7) sc. Ch 1, turn.
Edging: Turn item to side and work a sc at the end of each row around one edge. Join with slip st to beginning ch 1. Cut yarn and pull through last loop. Weave in end.
Join yarn to opposite side at seam with slip st. Ch 1. Work a sc at the end of each row around remaining unfinished edge. Join with slip st to beginning ch 1. Cut yarn and pull through last loop. Weave in end. Turn so that seam is on inside.
Variation 1: For each sc, draw yarn up through back loop ONLY of sc below it. This will create a ribbed look (blue children’s-sized headband in photos).
Variation 2: For body section of headband, work first row in sc as indicated above. Then work every other row in double-crochet stitches instead of sc. When putting edging on this variation, you will need to make one sc at end of sc rows, and two sc at end of double-crochet rows. (purple infant-sized headband in photos).
Variation 3: Use a contrasting color for edging. (purple infant-sized headband in photos)
About the Author:
Trinette Stowell lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri, with her husband Clay. They have one grown daughter and a toddler-aged granddaughter. Trinette enjoys reading, from-scratch cooking, and many crafts including crocheting, cross-stitching, knitting and sewing. Together, she and Clay enjoy camping and outdoor cooking, going to garage sales, and attending local swap meets.
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