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?"
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.
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.
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: