When we did family photos a few weeks ago, in addition to making Lou a cute Owlet sweater, I whipped up a little headband for her at the last minute. This super easy crocheted headband took no more than 15 minutes, and can be sized for anyone from newborns to adults!
YARN20 yards of Lion Brand Wool Ease (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 197y / 180m per 85g)
HOOKsize US I/9 5.5mm hook
GAUGE3 sts x 2 rows = 1" in stitch pattern
SIZESnewborn (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 5-10 years, teen, adult)
ABBREVIATIONSch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
rnd = round
st/s = stitch/es
Rnd 1: HDC 2 ch from hook. HDC in rest of chs. You should have 5 HDC sts
Rnd 2: Ch 2. HDC in each st across.
Repeat rnd 2 until piece measures 14 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23)" from edge.
Cut yarn, leaving a 6" tail.
Tie a knot in the middle of the headband. You can tie this as loosely or as tight as you want (I tied mine somewhat loosely, so it would be a big knot). Before you tighten the knot too much, fiddle with it to make sure the knot looks the way you want it to.
FINISHINGUsing one tail or the other and your darning needle, sew the ends of the headband together, being careful not to twist.
Weave in all ends.
Your headband should measure 1-2" smaller than your (or the recipient's) head, allowing for stretch without the headband being too tight.