The One Size Headband

Headbands are my go to whenever I’m stuck on what to crochet. I never run out of ideas for headbands. I had something very simple in mind when I began this one size headband, but the idea quickly took another turn in my head and my hands just followed suit. 

Crochet one size headband

The One Size Headband fits toddler to adult and can be worn two ways- tied at the back or tied at the front of your head. It also is a plus because you can wear either side you choose. It’s thick and light at the same time and has a ‘squishyness’ to it.If you’re wondering how it will turn out after being washed, don’t worry, it holds up great and still maintains its texture (the headband in golden rod colour has been worn and washed).

crochet one size headband

Don’t let the texture fool you, the One Size Headband is easy to make. You will love the finished work, I tell you.

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– Lion Brand 247 cotton, medium 4; 100gr, 170mtrs (colours- Golden Rod, Jade)
– 4.00mm hook
– Needle for weaving in ends

SC- Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
ST- Stitch
SL ST- Slip Stitch
SK- Skip
SC2Tog- Single crochet 2 together
Special Stitch: Crossed DC stitch
Skip 2 sts, DC in 3rd stitch, ch 1, DC in the 1st skipped stitch

– Written in U.S terms
– Ch 2 and chain 1 do not count as a stitch
– Finished length (unstretched) is 24.5 inches.The sides (ties) measure 10cm long, 5.5cm wide (at the widest part)
– When working the crossed dc stitch, make the DC into the space between each set of crossed DCs. (this will give it a more textured look)

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Row 1: Ch 3. 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc in last chain. Ch 1, turn  (4)

Row 2: Turn. 2 sc 1st st. sc in next 3. Ch 1, turn (5)

Row 3: 2 sc in 1st  st. sc in next 4.Ch 1, turn (6)

Row 4-6: sc 6 across. Ch 1, turn (6)

Row 7: 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 5. Ch 1,turn (7)

Row 8: 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 6. Ch 1, turn (8)

Row 9-11: repeat rows 4-6 (8)

Row 12: 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 7. Ch 1, turn (9)

Row 13: 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 8. Ch 1, turn (10)

Row 14-16: repeat rows 4-6  (10)

Row 17: 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 9. Ch 1, turn (11)

Row 18: 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 10. Ch 1, turn (12)

Row 19-21: repeat rows 4-6. Fasten off, weave in ends.

chain 6, join with sl st to previous work as in photo below

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joining the ch 6

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Row 22: 1 sc in same place as sl st. sc in next 11. Ch 7, turn

Row 23: skip 1st chain. sc in next 24. Ch 2, turn

Row 24: *1 dc in first st, 1 sl st in next* repeat 3 times. *crossed DC stitch* repeat 4 times in next 12 sts. *sl st in next, 1 dc in next* repeat 3 times. Ch 2, turn

Row 25: dc in next 6 sts. crossed DC st in next 12 sts. dc in next 6 sts.

Row 26-63: repeat rows 24-25 Nineteen times. Ch 1, turn

Row 64: sc in each st across (24).

Fasten off, leave a long tail to sew flaps closed.

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Tie at the other end
Skip 6 stitches, attach yarn in 7th stitch (You can attach yarn from any side)
Row 65: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. sc in next 11. Ch 1, turn

Row 66-68: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (12)

Row 69: SC2tog. sc in next 10. Ch 1, turn (11)

Row 70: SC2tog. sc in next 9. Ch 1, turn (10)

Row 71-73:  repeat rows 66-68 (10)

Row 74: SC2tog. sc in next 8. Ch 1, turn (9)

Row 75: SC2tog. sc in next 7. Ch 1, turn (8)

Row 76-78:  repeat rows 66-68 (8)

Row 79: SC2tog. sc in next 6. Ch 1, turn (7)

Row 80: SC2tog. sc in next 5. Ch 1, turn (6)

Row 81-83: repeat rows 66-68 (6)

Row 84: SC2tog. sc in next 4. Ch 1, turn (5)

Row 85: SC2tog. sc in next 3. Ch 1, turn (4)

Row 86: SC2tog, Sc2tog. Sl st into the side.

Finishing (follow photo tutorial below)

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1- with wrong side facing down, fold the flaps (the smoother side is the wrong side) and sew edges closed.
2- now turn the headband inside out
3- sew the body and ties closed

So tell me, what colors will you use for your One Size headband?
Please let me know if you have any questions.

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