I know it’s a little late in the season to start making winter accessories – didn’t the groundhog say we’ve only got a few more weeks left of winter? But I seem to have lost my headband and the only solution was to make another one so here’s a Chunky Headband Crochet Pattern!
My original headband was knitted from a sort of chunky acrylic yarn. It was functional and did its job, but it was not very pretty. I had some really chunky yarn in my stash that I’d been meaning to use for a cowl or hat but never got around to it. I guess it takes a lost headband (and -15C weather) to muster the energy and motivation to get crafty.
This time I’ve made a crochet headband that worked up very quickly. It’s simple and it fits perfectly. Once I was finished though I felt it was missing something. Maybe an appliqué flower? I could have gone the more traditional route in terms of flower patterns but of course, I went the geeky route and chose a fire flower from Super Mario Bros. For the flower I used this pattern here but only made one side. For the leaves I followed the instructions found here but made mine smaller by only making a chain of 8 (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc). And of course you can always choose whatever kind of appliqué you want, assuming you want one.
Chunky Headband Crochet Pattern
Super Bulky  yarn in colour of choice (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Fisherman White)
Size 6.5mm hook
Rnd 1: ch 50, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in rest of ch (48 sts).
Rnd 2: ch 1, turn, sc in flo of each st (48 sts).
Rnd 3: ch 2, turn, hdc in each st (48 sts).
Repeat rnds 2 and 3 three times or until you have desired width. Make sure it fits around your head – you may need to make adjustments to the foundation chain. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Choose which side you want the world to see and stitch the ends accordingly. Attach appliqué and voilà, a brand new headband!