Free Crochet Pattern: Easy and Pretty Headband with Button

Yet another snowy, annoying, ice-falling-from-the-sky day brings us a fun winter pattern!  Check it out:

This pattern was created to make a headband for a friend of mine, so I thought I'd share.  If you run into any errors or need anything explained, feel free to ask and I'll try to answer them as best I can in the comments.  I wrote it down pretty quickly, so I may have missed a step or two.  Just let me know :)

Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft

Hook: Size G


Instructions:

Ch 74

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook; hdc until end of row.  3 hdc in last st; hdc across opposite side; 3 hdc in last st.  join in first hdc (NOT ch).

Row 2: Ch 2.  In back loop only (BLO), hdc in same st as join and in each st across; 2 hdc in each of 3 corner sts; hdc across other side; 2 hdc in last 3 corner sts; join to first hdc.

Row 3: Ch 2.  In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across;  (hdc, 2 hdc)3x over the three 2hdcs in previous row; hdc across opposite side; (hdc, 2hdc)3x over the three 2hdcs in previous row; join in first hdc.

Row 4: Ch 2.  In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across; over 6 corner sts work (hdc, 2 hdc)3x;  hdc across opposite side;  over last 6 corner sts work (hdc, 2 hdc)3x; join in first hdc.

Row 5: Ch 2.  In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across; in 7 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc)3x, 2hdc in 7th st; hdc across; in last 7 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc)3x, 2 hdc in 7th st; join to first hdc.

Row 6: Ch 2.  In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across;  in 8 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc); hdc across opposite side;  in last 8 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc)4x; hdc until end of round; join to first hdc.

Row 7: Ch 2.  In BLO, hdc in same st as join and in each st across;  in 8 corner sts work (2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, 3hdc in ch, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc); hdc across opposite side;  in next 8 corner sts work (hdc, 2hdc)4x; join in first hdc.

Row 8: Ch 2.  In BLO, hdc around.

Row 9: Border of your choice!  I opt for reverse single crochet in the back loop only.

Finishing:

Wrap around head to find where button placement should be.  Sew on button of your choice, weave in ends, and you're good to go!


I like this headband because you can use the button area to display a really cool button you've found and wear it on the side of your head as more of a decoration - OR you can wear the button in back like a regular headband for a simpler look, but decorative enough from all the hdc ridges that you look a bit fancier :)

Hope you're all staying safe in this crazy barrage of awful weather we keep getting (it's been at least twice a week for the past month that we get hit).  Tonight's supposed to bring 2" of ice, so that's fun!