How to Crochet a Button-Bedecked Headband
March 25th, 2009
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Now you're set to go in colorful style. Depending on your yarn, button, and placement choices, you can make this headband just right for you.
Photo: Linda Permann
Remember, you can arrange the circles however you want. I actually started with four circles, but it seemed like too much. My design is asymmetrical, but you might prefer a symmetrical design, or one where the circles cover the majority of the top of your head. You can do it however you want—go for it!
||Sew the buttons in place. If the yarn you are using is too thick to fit through the button hole, try separating one ply (strand) and using that as thread. Alternately, you can use a coordinating color of embroidery floss.
Determine a "top" side to your formation (the side that will sit near the top of your head).
||Attach the main color (or any color) yarn 2 stitches to the left of the center top of the piece and half-double crochet around the entire edge of the sewn-together circles. Make 2 half-double crochet stitches in every 4th or 5th stitch as necessary to keep the edge even.
Note: If your edge starts to ruffle, you're adding too many stitches into the edge. If it starts to curl, you aren't adding enough stitches. Pull out a few stitches and try again.
||At the start of your half-double crochet border, join the last stitch to the first with a slip stitch, and slip stitch in the next 2 sts. Ch 3 (counts as double crochet), turn, and double crochet in the next 4 sts. *Ch 3, turn, dc across. Repeat from * for as many rows as necessary until the headband's length (including circles) matches your head's circumference.
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