I chose this project because my adorable daughter Aimee likes to wear her hair up but isn’t a fan of the Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat. This headband became part of her box full of crocheted accessories that I made for her for Christmas. This would be an excellent project for gifts or to sell. It doesn’t use much yarn and it is very quick to complete.
You Tube Title – How to Crochet Ribbed Ear Warmer Headband Tutorial 275
Posted by – Bag-O-Day Crochet
Link to YouTube Tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tzytjkWaXA
Crochet Stitches/Techniques You Need to be Familiar With
Double Crochet Stitch
Half Double Crochet Stitch
Front & Back Post Double Crochet
Single Crochet Stitch on finishing round
Here are the materials I used:
Yarn – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Striped (Super Bulky 6) Color: Moonlight
Amount of yarn used – a little less than 1 skein (5 oz/87 yd)
Hook – I used an L/11 – 8 mm
2 Buttons 1″ plastic (shank back)
How long it took to make this: I didn’t keep track of the exact amount of time, but I’m sure it was less than two hours including sewing on the buttons.
This pattern is based on measurements so any size yarn would work. Crochet enough stitches to obtain the necessary length of the headband you want and you will crochet enough rows for the height that you want. The buttons are functional and can be used to adjust the tightness of the headband so don’t worry if you make it too big.
The tutorial video is very nice. She crochets at a good pace that beginners could keep up with. This is probably not the best project for a first time crocheter, but if you are familiar with the stitches used and front & back post stitches you shouldn’t have any problem following along. She does explain how to do the post stitches (where to insert hook) and it is very easy to see what she is doing because of the size/color yarn she is using, as well as the camera angle, distance, and background.
I did do a small modification to this design by adding two more rows of single crochet to the end that the buttons were sewn onto. The additional flat space made it easier for me to sew the buttons because I used Super Bulky yarn. I also chose shank back buttons so that I could sew them on with the yarn that I was using. The hole in shank back buttons is a little larger than regular buttons.
I did not see any links for written instructions, however, you shouldn’t really need them. This is an easy repeat pattern and with bulky yarn it works up very quickly.
~Tami – Tanglewood Knots
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