Headband for the Office by Kerri Hicks

Headband for the Office

Crochet
January 2009
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
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This pattern is available for free: headband_pattern.pdf

Gauge isn’t really important for this pattern. More pictures are available on the pattern itself.

I like wearing headbands at work, to keep my hair out of my face. But lots of crocheted headbands kind of look like head rags. I find with this pattern, the trick is to use a lighter yarn (sport/sock or DK, but don’t use aran, worsted, or heavier, unless you want it to kind of look like a head rag), and finish around the edges with a nice, smart-looking single crochet. Now I’m making these in lots of different colors, to match various outfits.

The headband has a nice looped tie at each end, so it’s adjustable to most head sizes and hair volumes. If you have a particularly small head, or flat/fine hair, you may want to start with 69 or even 66 stitches. Also true if you use a slightly heavier yarn, such as a worsted.