Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Crochet simple headband - variegated yarn

Beginner's crochet project - an open mesh headband

A quick simple, open mesh headband to crochet in 1 hour's sitting.   As a beginner crochet, it took me this long, but it may be quicker for those who are more experienced and looking to use up some scrap yarn.  This headband does not take much yarn at all.

All you need is a 4mm or 5mm hook, some DK or 8 ply acrylic yarn and a black hair elastic band.  This should fit teenage to adult head.  Use this to hold your hair up while doing make-up or face-wash.

Finished headband measures:  16" (length) or 40cm length x 2" width or 5cm width.  (with elastic, it stretches to fit 20 - 23" head circumference.

I crocheted 21 rows of trebel crochets in open mesh stitch to get this measurement.

Jan Eaton's The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques, Open Mesh stitch.