Free Pattern: Mesh headband

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I’m lazy as all heck when it comes to my hair. I have great hair and I never want to do it. Boy, is it wasted on me. So when I started making these, they became one of my favorite lazy gal accessories. Let’s do this!

What you’ll need:

  • Worsted weight yarn (size 4)
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Stitches used:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sl St -Slip Stitch
  • Treble stitch.

Chain 151

Row 1: Sl St into the 2nd chain on the hook. Sl st into the next 39 chains, *ch 9, skip 9 ch, treble into the 10th chain. Repeat from * 5 times, ch 9, skip 9 chains, sl St into 10th chain. Slip stitch into the next 39 chains (or to the end). Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sl St into the 2nd chain on the hook. Sl st into the next 39 chains, ch 4, skip 4 ch, treble into the 5th chain.* Chain 9, skip 9 chains, treble into the 10th chain. Repeat from * 5times. Chain 4, skip 4 chains, slip stitch into the next 40 chains (or to the end). Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 1. Tie off, sew in your ends.

Very quick,very simple, very cute, and most of all very convenient! I have a very helpful video tutorial for this project in case it is confusing.

I hope you enjoy your headbands! Happy New year! I’ll see you in the next post!

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Free Pattern: Moss Stitch Ear Warmer

 

This is by far my most watched YouTube tutorial. Right now it has over 900,000 views. What the WHAT?! That’s crazy cool. I had no idea that it’d be such a hit. I had made many ear warmers, but they all had the same irritating issue. The knot in the center that creates the “bow” look was chunky and uncomfortable on my forehead. I’ve remedied that issue. Video and pattern are below. If you have any questions, the video will explain everything! Have fun!

For this pattern, I chained 19. If you want it to be thinner, chain less than 19, or chain more for a wider ear warmer, but make sure you chain a multiple of 2 plus 1 turning chain!

What you’ll need:

  • Worsted weight yarn (size 4)
  • A size H crochet hook (5 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Stitches used:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Half-double crochet (hdc)

Chain 19

Row 1: Sl st into the 2nd chain from the hook, hdc into the next st, continue alternating sl st, hdc until the end of the row. Your row should end in a hdc stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Row 2 and beyond: Repeat row 1.

REMEMBER! You will always start your row with a slip stitch, you will always end your row with a half double crochet stitch.

Continue your moss stitch rows until the ear warmer is at the length you desire. You want it to fit around your head (or the head of who you’re making it for) with 1/4 -1/2 inch gap between where the 2 sides meet. Do NOT tie off.

Make sure to slightly stretch the ear warmer when pulling it around your head so it fits right. Too tight will be uncomfortable, too loose will not stay put. Leave 1/4 – 1/2 inch space.

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Now that your ear warmer is at the length that you desire, lay it flat and bring the sides up to the top center this:

 

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Here is where you create your zigzag connect of the 2 front sides.

Make Your Connect: Continuing from your last slip stitch, ch 4. Sl st the chain to the top end of the other side of the wear warmer. Ch 4. Sl st to the opposite side about 3/4 inch down. Ch 4. Continue zig zag connecting all the way to the bottom until you have this:Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 12.09.29 PM

Tie off your yarn. Bunch up your ear warmer so it gathers in the center and tie your ends around it to secure it.

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Sew in your ends and cut them off. The last thing you need to do is make the band to wrap around the center. Since you chained 4 for the zigzags, we will have a band of 4 stitches across to cover it.

Make Your Band:

Ch 5

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. sc in the next 3 ch, ch 1, turn

Row 2-5: Repeat row 1 checking to make sure your band is long enough. If you need it to be longer to fit around your bunched zigzag connect, make it longer. Make sure it isn’t too loose fitting. Tie off.

Wrap the band around the center zigzag connect and sew the 2 sides together. Sew in all yarn ends and YOU’RE DONE!

 

I hope you enjoy your new ear warmer. I also apologize that it took me so long to get this video up on the blog. I’ll be posting again soon!

 

-Lee