Grannies Two-Tone Headband by Alexandra Richards ELK

Grannies Two-Tone Headband

Crochet
July 2019
Thread ?
3.0 mm
30 - 50 yards (27 - 46 m)
Toddler, Child/Adult Small and Adult Large
US
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This pattern is available for free.

I was in the mood for something that I could work up quickly and wear out that day. With my hair in a ponytail, I thought, why not a fun headband using one of my favorite stitch patterns?

I picked crochet #10 thread because it’s lightweight, crisp in stitch definition, durable, and can easily be machine washed and dried. It does stretch a bit being 100% cotton, but the hair-tie helps it bounce back, and keep its shape.

I had already decided on the Granny Stitch pattern, but I went a step further and worked it from the hair tie out to the center so the stitches wouldn’t be just one direction. In the center, I used my favorite Pull Loop Through (PLT) join method to add extra security and a little decorative element, but you could also use a simple whipstitch to join.

Working two pieces and joining together gives you the freedom to create any combination of two tones, but it also looks great in one solid color. You could also wear it with the hair tie in the front instead of at the back.

Sizes

Toddler: 13.5” (34.25 cm) circumference, to fit a head size of 19 – 20” (48.25 – 50.75 cm)

Child/Adult Small: 15.5” (38.5 cm) circumference, to fit a head size of 21-22” (53.25 – 55.75 cm)

Adult Large: 17” (43 cm) circumference, to fit a head size of 23” (58.5 cm)