Crochet is truly a wonderful thing! There are so many options with stitches and the possibilities are endless with the patterns. This crochet shell headband is wonderful. It can easily be made for an infant or an adult. In a 20 minute time frame, I was able to make 5 of these headbands in various sizes.
This headband was a project I made for my best friend. She is expecting her first baby and it is a girl! There are so many things that I want to make for this little one, but the first was this headband. I liked it so much, I made myself one too! This is likely to be my smallest post ever, but here is the pattern. Happy crocheting everyone.
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- BERNAT Satin # 4 medium yarn
- Size F/5-3.75mm hook
- ch – chain
- slst – slip stitch
- dc – double crochet
This pattern work in increments of 4. For the beginning chain, you will need to make it any length divisible by 4 then add 2 extra chains to begin. These two chains will count as your first double crochet. Your chain numbers should follow this: 12 chain +2 so 14 total, or 28 chain +2 so total 30.
This pattern will work into both sides of the chin. I find it easiest to work only into the sides of the ‘V’ in the chain stitch, leaving the back loop of the chain stitch unused.
Begin by chaining 46 stitches.
Row 1: Working into one side of your chain only, dc into the third st from your hook. Work 2 more dc into that stitch for a total of 3. *Skip the next st. Slst into the next. Skip the next st. Work 4 dc into the next st.* Repeat * instructions until you reach the end of your chain. You should end on a slst.
Row 2: Flip your work over, you will now be working into the other side of the chain. Slst into the other side of the first chain. *Skip next st. Work 4 dc into the next st. Skip the next st. Slst into the next.* Repeat * instructions for the row.
When you reach the end of the row, simply slst to join the dc’s. Ch 2 then tie off you end. For attaching the headband you have options. I like to leave long tails and simply tie them together so that it can be adjustable. You can also attach both ends with an embroidery needle so that it is not adjustable. The choice is all yours!
If you have any questions about this pattern, always feel free to comment. I would love to hear how this worked out for you!