Wednesday, June 30

How to crochet a hairband or headband

Before I get into crocheting, I just want to ask, "Do any of you know how to get rid of all the comments on your blog?"
I do!
All you have to do is change your URL, save it, then change it back to your old URL, and POOF! all your comments will disappear.
I did this yesterday morning.  I just wanted to see if the URL "mom of daughters" was available instead of "mom of 5 daughters".  When I realized this change wouldn't work because all the links with "mom of 5 daughters" would no longer work, then I quickly changed it back.  It wasn't until later in the day that I noticed all the comments on my blog were gone!  I couldn't believe it.  I treasured those comments so much (probably way too much!), even if the comment was only one word, it still meant a lot to me because this is a new blog and a new undertaking for me and the comments were encouraging to know someone visited my blog.  Okay, now that I got my "boo hoo's" out in the open, maybe I can move past it and do the hairbands.  Yippee!!! Crocheted hairbands or headbands.  These are really so adorable!!!!!


But not as adorable as my super model step-daughter!

FYI, there are links to some youtube "how to" videos I made that show step-by-step instructions below.  These videos are so much easier to follow and understand than the written instructions, but I have provided those for you too.  Also adorable, are the crocheted flowers on the hairband/headband.  The links to show how to crochet the flowers are also in the list below: 








Start with a size "G" crochet hook. Knot yarn on hook, chain (ch) 8.  Work a double crochet (dc) in the 3rd ch from knot, ch 1, then work a dc in the 1st ch from knot.  You are now done with the first row!

Ch 4 and turn what you have crocheted counter-clockwise, work a dc in top of previous middle dc, ch 1, skip a ch stitch from previous row and work another dc in the next ch stitch (row 2 is now done!).  Ch 4, turn, dc in previous middle dc, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch stitch of the previous rows ch 4 stitches (or skip a ch and work it in the next chain-- either way it is the same chain stitch, in the photo to the left the tip if the crochet hook shows the chain stitch to work the next dc in). Row 3 done!

In the fourth row, you will be increasing.  Ch 4, turn, work a dc in the first loop (hole), ch 1, dc in top of middle dc of previous row, ch1, dc in next loop, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch (of the ch 4 of previous row). Row 4 done! 
Work row 5 and 6 by working ch 4, dc in tops of previous rows dc's with a ch 1 inbetween each dc. 
Helpful hint: 
Rows 1,2,3 have 3 dc's (with ch 1 inbetween)
Rows 4,5,6 have 5 dc's (with a ch 1 inbetween)
Rows 7,8,9 have 7 dc's ( " )
Rows 10,11,12,13,14,15,16 have 9 dc's ( " )
Rows 17,18,19 have 7 dc's ( " )
Rows 20,21,22 have 5 dc's ( " )
Rows 23, 24,25 have 3 dc's ( " )


Row 7 (increase), ch 4, turn work a dc in first loop, ch 1, work dc in tops of previous rows dc's with ch 1 inbetween, work another dc in last loop, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch (of the ch 4 of previous row).  Work rows 8 and 9 by working ch 4, dc in tops of previous rows dc's with a ch 1 inbetween.

Increase in row 10 the same as in row 7 (in first and last loops) for a total of 9 dc's.  Work rows 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 the same as rows 8 and 9 (with a total of 9 dc's in each row).


Decrease in row 17 by: ch 4, turn, skip previous rows first dc and work a dc in the previous rows 2nd dc, ch 1, continue working across as usual, except skip the previous rows last dc and work dc in dc in 3rd ch (of the ch 4 of previous row). This row should have 7 dc's. Work rows 18 and 19 with 7 dc's. 


Decrease in row 20, then work rows 21 and 22 with 5 dc's.  Decrease again in row 23, then work rows 24 and 25 with 3 dc's.  You are almost done!!!


Fold the hairband in half and single crochet the ends together. It will be about 4 single crochets.

Knot at the end (through the loop) and weave yarn ends into hairband to hide them, then trim them off.


Fini!

 I forgot to say what size crochet hook I used (it's a "G").
Oh, and here is a link to a video I made on how to crochet a little leaf on the flower, in case you're interested:



Happy crocheting!!!

50 comments:

  1. OH my goodness.. you are amazing! :)

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  2. I love your blog! I am out here in Texas with your daughter Mariah and she opened my eyes to your blog! We are making the head bands and the flowers because we think they are the cutest things! Also your popcorn and candy basket is so stinkin adorable! Thanks for posting such fun crafts!

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  3. As you temporary texans are crocheting your headbands, let me know if you need any help or if some of the instructions don't make sense.
    And thanks for your happy note!

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  4. I don't think I've commented before! But, I saw your blog link on someone elses blog and I've been visiting ever since! Love all of your posts and I'm excited to try some of the projects.

    Marci
    -northern Utah

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  5. Marci, thank you and happy projecting. Hmmm, projecting, I think I just made up a new word!
    Have a great day.

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  6. Just finished my headband (with flower) for a friend... I am SOOOO in love with the flowers and how you can change them out!! I need to go get more yarn! Thanks!!!

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  7. Is there a way to make them without the holes being so big?
    thanks!

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  8. Isn't crocheting fun!!! And yes you can make the headband hole free by doing a double crochet without the chain stitch inbetween.

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  9. do you have a video on how to crochet baby booties?

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  10. I have been looking for one but no luck and your flowers and head bands are amazing!!!!

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  11. Thank you!!! I don't have any other crochet videos, sorry. Baby booties would be fun though!!!

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  12. Your videos are A-mazing and so easy to follow. I started yesterday and have made 4 headband and 4 flowers already:) I tried with other videos, but they were not as clear...and nowhere near as entertaining:) Do you have any suggestions or patterns for baby booties?

    Thank you!
    Denisse

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  13. What kind of Yarn did you use for the head bands?

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  14. Hi, I am from Adelaide Australia and here the sizes of the hooks are different, what would be the size in millimeters, I am using a 4.00mm and a 4.50mm hook.
    P.S (Just finished a headband for my teenage daughter and she loved it!!!!!! I will be attempting your beautiful flowers today!!)

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  15. Hello there! My name is Sacha and I'm from the Philippines. I watched your videos for the headbands on YouTube & I'm about to make them, they're so cute. I also make crocheted earrings & cellphone pouches, and hopefully I'd be able to master making your headband as well. I'm planning on selling my crochet projects online, I'd like to ask for your permission if I can also sell the finished headband(s) that I'd be learning from your videos too. I hope to get a response from you soon. Thank you for reading my comment, I love reading your blog entries. God bless you and your family, have a wonderful day. :-) <3

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  16. Hello, I was wondering if you have any objections to me selling some of these headbands at a local craft fair in canada. If you do, I understand! Please let me know if I can have your permission! :)
    Thanks,
    Melissa

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  17. cna you post a video on how to crochet a headband with the 4 duoble crochets????? P;ease i need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. What type of yarn do you use? Would it have to be a special kind to have some elasticity?

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  19. What type of yarn do you use? Would it have to be a special kind to have some elasticity?

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  20. Cia -- Stretchy yarn is hard to find so I just used regular Red Heart yarn. There is some elasticity hairband itself because of the crochet stitches being worked in a narrow rows instead of working the circumference of the hairband (which would be a few very wide rows).
    Sorry, this probably doesn't make sense -- anyway, regular yarn is good. I would avoid using "soft" yarns as they slip off hair more easily :)

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  21. I was looking up your video on youtube of the head bands and i wanted to do the 4 double crochet and on the video you show the 6 double crochet one, and when you start you skip the fist 5th chain from the hook would you do the same for the 4 double crochet?

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  22. Hi Natasha,
    You are right, you work the first dc in the 5th chain from the hook. Detailed instructions for the 4 dc headband are on this blog entry http://momof5daughters.blogspot.com/2010/07/crocheted-headband-hairband-toddler.html
    Have fun!

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  23. Natasha, I thought the address in response comment would provide a live link and it didn't -- sorry.
    It might be easier to find the entry in the left margin Blog archives. It's in July 2010 under "Crocheted headband hairband (toddler size)"
    Hope this helps!

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  24. Okay you saved me in two ways!!
    I have been searching for a headband pattern for so long.
    None of the ones I tried were what I was picturing.
    But this is exactly it!!
    And the flower on it is just great :]
    Thanks again!

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  25. You are so welcome Jill. I'm so glad you like the headband!

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  26. Thank you for the headband pattern

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  27. You don't know how much I appreciated your tutorial on making the flowers. My granddaughters each got one this week. I live in Missouri and they came from Massachusetts so I haven't seen them in years. Doing the flowers for them was really special. Thank you so much!

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  28. Oh, thank you Tmary, you are so kind. Aren't granddaughters wonderful, I'm so glad you were able to spend time with them after so long!!!

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  29. Thank you so much for these videos...I just discovered these and will be using them A LOT!!

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  30. PS: I'm LDS also :)

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  31. You are welcome! The Gospel is awesome! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas :)

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  32. Just found your website, & I love it, I am a mom of twins age 13 and seriously stressing out! Crocheting is my me time! Plus I love making gifts for all my friends! I might even start a boutique! :~)

    ~Amada Seay

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  33. I love your headbands, I made one and is so pretty.
    Thank-you So much for sharing.

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  34. To Lydia and Mom of 13 yr old twins:
    Thanks for the sweet comments. Isn't crocheting a great release! and you get something pretty and usable at the end!

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  35. Buy Hairbands - Hairbands are always in fashion, and that's because there's a huge range to choose from, Hairbands are accessories that sit around the head.

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  36. I accidently ran across your U-tube video and trying to find it again. I love your headbands and so much simpler than knitting them.

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  37. Thank you Rosalie, now you know where the videos are now :)

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  38. I love visiting and get inspired by your beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing so much of you with us!

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  39. hello my name is maria and i am from greece.
    i started recently crochet and i love it. your blog is just wonderful!!!!!!!!!! i want to say that to you. well done!!
    (sorry for my english)

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  40. Hi Maria,
    Thank you for the very nice message, and your english is great!

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  41. Hi Alyssa

    In the beginning of your video, you make a comment stating that the stitch you are making is not a modified stitch, but a proper double crochet. You YO, hook through the chain, YO pull through ONE loop, YO pull through TWO, YO pull through TWO.
    A proper DC goes like this: YO, hook through the chain, YO pull through TWO, YO pull through TWO.

    That is why my headband ended up being way too small.

    Regards

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  42. Do you have a measurement chart for the headbands? If so, how do you use it.... Do you measure the headband stetched out? I love these for my daughter and really want to make some for Christmas gifts. Thank you in advance!!
    Samantha

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  43. Although I love all your patterns this one not so much. I made this today and followed to a tee. This pattern did not fit an adult head. Barely fit my 4 yr old daughter. When you made this was it supposed to be child sized? How do I make this for an adult? Thanks.

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    1. Hi NJ,
      To increase the size of this headband add more rows with 3 dc's, at the beginning, such as rows 1,2,3, and at the end, similar to rows 23,24, and 25. If you added two more rows there that should make it plenty big for an adult. Sizing for this pattern is difficult, it doesn't have as much stretch as my other headbands.
      Good luck!

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  44. hi Alyssa
    this is a great pattern
    i would like to make one like it for my 8 yr old niece
    though would you have any recommendations on sizing
    like which rows you would cut out
    i guess i could see how i go and measure it on my daughter and see
    i just wondered if you had any tips
    i did see the one you have for a toddler or young child which is nice too but i think she's love this more with crocheted love hearts on top
    thank you
    nora

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  45. hi Alyssa
    this is a great pattern
    i would like to make one like it for my 8 yr old niece
    though would you have any recommendations on sizing
    like which rows you would cut out
    i guess i could see how i go and measure it on my daughter and see
    i just wondered if you had any tips
    i did see the one you have for a toddler or young child which is nice too but i think she's love this more with crocheted love hearts on top
    thank you
    nora

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    1. This pattern seems to run small. For an 8 year old it may fit perfectly. To make it smaller take out 2 rows of the 9 dc's in the middle. I hope this helps. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  46. I was wondering how I could make one of these headbands that would be stretchy?
    Thanks!
    Shelly Plemons
    email: tnhottie025@aol.com

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  47. Hi, have made the flower and nearly finished the toddler style hairband, coming on well. I was wondering if you had written instructions for the flower. That way I can keep making them without having watch the video again. Having so much fun making the flowers, look great. Thanks

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  48. Hi Kemmo,
    Thanks for your message. The written instructions are at:
    http://momof5daughters.blogspot.com/2010/06/how-to-crochet-flower.html
    Keep up the good work!!!

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