First off, you may want to use a softer yarn for this project and again I used a size "G" crochet hook. When you are done with the hairband, you may want to sew a button on the band to attach flowers to, or you can just clip the flowers onto the band. My adorable little granddaughters are visiting tomorrow so I'll have them model these cute hairbands with the flowers (assuming they will be willing . . .) and then I'll post the pictures.
Here we go, chain (ch) 9.
Work a double crochet (dc) in the 5th ch from the beginning knot, then ch 1. Work a dc in the 3rd ch from knot, ch 1, then work last dc in the 1st ch from the knot.
Ch 3, then turn clockwise and work 1 dc in first hole, ch 1, next dc in middle hole, ch 1, last dc in last hole, ch 3.
Hint: I've seen so many differing definitions of what a dc is, here is how I worked my dc's. First go through hole or loop with the hook, get yarn and pull it through, yarn over (yo), and pull the through first 2 on hook, yo, pull through last 2 on hook.
Continue the pattern of dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, turn, repeat until you have 25 to 60 rows (depending on the infant, child's, or adult's head the band is for. Remember to stretch the crocheted strip when measuring or the headband will be too loose and fall off.
End the last row with a chain 1, fold band in half and using a slip stitch, crochet the ends together. Tie a knot in the last loop on the hook (make this a very secure knot or it will come undone when stretched) and weave the yarn ends into the band and then clip them off.
I can't wait to show these to you on my granddaughters!!!