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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Crochet Ribbon and Hearts Hatbands

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. Since Valentines day is just around the corner I decided to make some headbands for my grand daughters. These headbands worked up very fast and are easy to make. I wanted a design that allowed me to use ribbon in the band and had a border worked in, rather than added to it. I tried several variations and they all worked out well.




Supplies: Worsted Weight yarn
Size H Hook
Ribbon (I used ¼ and and 5/8)
Embellishments of your choice


Measurement: 1 ¾ inches wide, length about ½ inch to 1 inch shorter then circumference of head.
Stitch gauge not necessary

Stitches used: chain, single crochet (sc), slip stitch
Turning Picot: chain 2, slip stitch 2nd chain from hook, chain 1

Instructions:
For ¼ or 3/8 ribbon size chain 6, for 5/8 ribbon chain 5.

For ¼ or 3/8 ribbon:
Rd. 1: sc in second chain from hook, chain 2, skip 2 chains and sc in last chain (infants)
sc in second chain from hook, sc in next chain, chain 2, sc in last 2 stitches, work Turning Picot
(chain 2, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, chain 1),
turn work.

Repeat this round until desired length is reached, ending with turning picot. Slip stitch both ends
together (ending with 1st chain of first turning picot made), break yarn.

For 5/8 ribbon: chain 5, sc in second chain from hook, chain 3, skip 2 chain, sc in last chain, make turning picot.



Ribbon: Since ribbon doesn't stretch, it needs to be the size of the circumference of the head + 2 inches for securing ends. I added another 1/2 inch to an inch to allow for growing room. The Headband will stretch to accommodate the ribbon. Thread ribbon through loops. (I started with the joined section of the band.) Up through the wrong side, over 2 loops, under 1 loop; repeat. I stretched the headband slightly before cutting the ribbon. Leave about 1 inch tail of ribbon on each end. Sew ends of ribbon together on wrong side. Don't forget to singe ribbon to prevent fraying. For added security sew end pieces of ribbon to the inside of the band.




If you want to use the headband without appliques or clips, rows should end in multiples of 3. Otherwise you may run 1 or 2 loops short when threading your ribbon. Appliques and hair clips applied over the seamed area, will not only hide the seam but also any shortfall of loops.

I am still writing up the patterns for the hearts I made. Should be able to post those later in the day.
Unless I specify that I used  a pattern created by someone else, the pattern is my original. You are free to make or sell products made with any of my patterns. Please don't redistribute or claim my patterns as your own.

If you need help with any of my projects or are stuck on a project of your own, please leave me a message and I will try to help you along as much as I can.


                                           Appliqued Hearts Patterns

Double Heart: Either use the magic ring or chain 4, slip stitch for form a ring.

Rd.1: Chain 4, in loop work 2 trbc crochets, 4 dc, chain 1, 1 trbc crochet, chain 1, 4 dc, 2 trbc crochets, chain 4, slip stitch to center.

Rd 2: Do not turn work. Chain 1, skip 1st stitch (1st chain of 4 beginning chain 4 of previous rd.), 2 sc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc) in next stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next 3, chain 1, slip stitch into center of ring.

Rd. 3: turn work, slip stitch into the first stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next 5 stitches, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 stitches, 2 dc in point of heart, hdc in next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in next 5 stitches, 1 sc, chain 1 skip next stitch and slip stitch into last, slip stitch into center, break yarn.

Make 2 hearts. I used alternating color in rd. 3 of second heart. Overlap hearts and stitch together.  


                                                                  
Ruffled Heart:

Work rounds 1 and 2 for Double Heart, break yarn. Use contrasting color. Do not turn work. Slip stitch into first stitch, chain 3 – work dc into same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around. In last stitch, dc chain 3 slip stitch into same stitch, break yarn.


Lacey Heart with Flower: Either use the magic ring or chain 4, slip stitch for form a ring.


Rd. 1: Chain 3, 15 dc in ring, slip stitch to the top of chain 3.

Rd. 2: chain 1sc into same stitch, chain 2, (hdc, ch 1) in next 2 stitches, (sc, ch 1) next 4 stitches, (dc, ch1, dc) in next stitch, (sc, ch 1) next 4 stitches, (hdc, ch 1) next 3, slip stitch in center of heart.

Rd 3: ch 1, sc in next space, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) next 3 stitches, ( hdc, ch 1) next 4 stitches, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next stitch, (hdc, ch1) next 4 stitches, (dc, ch1) next 3 stitches, chain 1, slip stitch in center.

Rd 4: chain 3, sc in next space, ch3, (hdc, ch 3) next 3, (sc, ch 3) next 5, (dc, chain 3) next stitch, (sc, ch 3) in next 5, (hdc, ch 3) next 3, sc in next, slip stitch in center.

The flower I used for the center came from a pattern I found at : http://easymakesmehappy.blogspot.com/2010/07/6-petal-puff-stitch-flower.html

I did change the first row of her pattern from sc to dc to accommodate my grand daughters request for a big rhinestone in the center.  

 If you find any errors in my patterns, please let me know.                  

                                       

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