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Crochet central: wintery headband

I haven't had much sewing mojo lately, I guess it's just winter time. I have done some crochet, which I'm partially posting today and partially later in the week.

My dad was complaining recently that he can't find a nice headband to buy. He really prefers headbands to caps in winter for some reason. Since I had some yard around, I decided to help him and I crochet a super quick one for him. I took pictures with my phone this morning before work:


It's really quite big for me, but I think it's going to look better for him. The pattern is a simple single crochet, with the hook going through the back edge of the stitch only - that's what creates the ribbed effect.

I also did a massive zig-zag in a contrasting color, this was pretty easy to do - I just worked with two yarns - the blue was my main one, and the orange/autumn one was just used for a single stitch in each row.



I did 3 rows of double crochet with both yarns at the end. Since using two yarns for the dc was quite thick, I skipped each second sc, and only did half the number of dc as sc. I mostly did this because I needed some more width but the zig zag-shape was ending - this way, I could finish the zig zag in a way that looked intentional, and the rows of dc look ok. Plus, this allows you to know which is the back of the band and which the front.



Finally, when I was done with the body of the headband, I added two rows of normal sc on both top and bottom, and another row of sc in the brown contrasting color. The brown was a specific request!

Fun fact: the blue yarn is the very first yarn I bought, when I started learning to crochet, it's great to finally see it put to good use. I'm mailing this to him this week, hopefully he will like and wear it!

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