Colourful Hairband

img_0736-1I’ve been looking for small , speedy projects lately as I’ve been very pressed for time. So I had a play with my yarn stash and came up with this quick and easy hairband, modelled here by my lovely sister (and her Scottie, May)


I chose a Rico variegated cotton (my rainy day Manchester impulse buy) and got to work.

First I chained 86, (add or subtract multiples of 5 chain to adjust the size) which makes 17 shells.

Next I skipped 3 chain and worked a treble crochet (double if you are in the USA) into the next chain space.

Then a further 3 treble crochet into the same space. This makes a total of 5 trebles because the 3 chain counts as the first one.

Next I skipped 2 chain spaces and worked a double crochet (single for US crocheters) into the next chain space.

I then skipped 2 more chain spaces and worked 5 trebles into the next chain space.Before skipping 2 more chain spaces and working a double crochet into the next chain space. I repeated this until the end of the row of chain, ending with a double crochet. Next, I turned my crochet upside down and worked 5 trebles into the same chain space as before. I then continued working (1 double, skip 2 chain, 5 trebles, skip 2 chain) all the way to the end of the row ending with a double.
I joined the Hairband ends together with a slip stitch and it was ready to wear.

It turned out to be a nice sized, wearable design. Yay!
It turns out my head is bigger than my sister’s (!) so I added in an extra shell when I made one for me. I also wear mine as a necklace and bracelet. I love how adaptable crochet can be. And I really love a quick project.

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