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A headband that's perfect for every season!
Inspired by Knitty.com’s Calorimetry Headband, this simple tapered headband is perfect for folks new to crochet.

Crocheted with two worsted strands at the same time, it works up quickly. The increases/decreases are made in the middle of the pattern instead of the ends, which makes for a more elegant taper overall.

Be sure to use your loveliest button to secure the ends in the back -- it shows off so well when hair is in an updo!

Posted by natashaprice from Anchorage, Alaska, United States • Published See natashaprice's 7 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Abbreviations:
    ch = chain
    sc = single chain
    hdc = half double chain
    dc= double crochet
    dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together
    sc = single crochet
    sl = slip stitch

  • Step 2

    *Crochet two strands of the same color throughout the pattern*

    Instead of increasing/decreasing on the outer edges of the work, you’ll be increasing/decreasing in the middle of the work every other row.

  • Step 3

    With main color, ch 4. Dc into third stitch from hook. Dc into last stitch. 2 ch, turn. (2 st)

  • Step 4

    Dc across, 2 ch, turn, (2 sts.)

  • Step 5

    2 Dc in each stitch across (4 sts.) Dc across all stitches

  • Step 6

    Dc in first st, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last st. ch 2, turn. (6 sts.) Dc across all stitches.

  • Step 7

    Dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn (8 sts.) Dc across all stitches.

  • Step 8

    DC in first 3 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last 3 st, ch 2, turn (10 sts.) Dc across all stitches.

  • Step 9

    DC in first 4 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last 4 sts, ch 2, turn (12 sts.) Dc across all stitches.

  • Step 10

    DC in first 5 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last 5 sts, ch 2, turn (14 sts.) Dc across all stitches.

  • Step 11

    ** THIS PART IS DIFFERENT** Dc in first 6 sts, dc in next st, dc in last 7 sts, ch 2, turn (15 st). Dc across all stitches

  • Step 12

    Begin decrease as follows:
    Dc in first 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn (14 sts). Dc across all stitches

  • Step 13

    Dc in first 5 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn (12 sts.) Dc across all stitches

  • Step 14

    Dc in first 4 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn. (10 sts.) Dc across all stitches

  • Step 15

    Dc in first 3 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn (8 sts). Dc across all stitches

  • Step 16

    Dc in first 2 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn (6 sts.) Dc across all stitches

  • Step 17

    Dc into first stitch, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc into last stitch, ch 2, turn (4 sts). Dc across

  • Step 18

    Dc2tog, dc2tog, ch 2, turn, (2 sts.) Dc across

  • Step 19

    Now is the time to measure this around your head. If it’s not quite long enough, repeat the last row until it’s the length you need. Make a knot and weave in ends.

  • Step 20

    With contrasting color, sl into one of the end stitches. Sc three four times into the end (to create a button hole), then sc all the way around the headband. Sl to first sc. Tie knot and weave in ends.

    Sew the button onto the non-buttonhole end of the headband.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Tapered Flower Headband - Step 21
    Step 21

    For the flower: Make a magic circle and make 10 SC stitches into it. Draw the circle in tight and slip last stitch to the first SC.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Tapered Flower Headband - Step 22
    Step 22

    *Chain 5, skip a stitch, slip into the next stitch. Repeat * to end of round and slip in first ch of the round. You should have a sort of mini flower right about now.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Tapered Flower Headband - Step 23
    Step 23

    In the first loopy area, *SC, 2HDC, DC, 2HDC, SC. Repeat * in the remaining four loopy areas.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Tapered Flower Headband - Step 24
    Step 24

    You’ll be working behind the petals you just created, making slip stitches into the SC stitches you just made. First, slip stitch in first stitch so it stays in the back of the flower. Next, slip into the next stitch. *Chain 8, skip a stitch, slip into next stitch. Repeat * till end of round. Slip next stitch to the first SC. You should now have five more loops behind the first set of petals.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Tapered Flower Headband - Step 25
    Step 25

    In the first loopy area, *2SC, 2HDC, 3DC, 2HDC, 2SC. Repeat * for the next four loopy areas, thus making five more petals that are offset from the first layer of petals. Slip next stitch to the first SC.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet headband. Tapered Flower Headband - Step 26
    Step 26

    Cut yarn leaving a 10-inch tail and draw through the remaining loop. Weave in all ends with a darning needle.

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