My normally lively, cheerful little girl was not feeling at her best.
Swinging wildly between lively but angry, and calm but sad.
If you have kids, you will know the feeling. An unsettling combination of of pity, frustration and desperation to help them fix it.
So I practically jumped for joy when she told me she wanted something to go in her hair.
Fixing Mummy To The Rescue…?
I grabbed a few balls of yarn from my handy sofa-side box, let her choose two colours, then set to.
And to wear it for a couple of minutes.
Even if she promptly decided it looked better as a bracelet…
Either way, it certainly cheered me up no end to see people on our Facebook page like the design, and express an interest in the pattern!
So here it is, I hope you enjoy playing around with it as much as I did today!
How to make a Quick Crochet Headband
Before you begin to make this quick crochet headband you will need two different colours of yarn, a 4.5mm hook, scissors, and a yarn needle.
- Row 1 – Begin by making a chain of 70 stitches. Lightly hold it around the head of the person you want it for and adjust accordingly. Don’t worry, there is no need to be exact as it stretches. My two year old girl needed a chain 80 to give you an idea of approximate sizing.
- At the end of the chain, slip stitch into the first loop to give a head sized ring!
- Row 2 – Chain one, then put a single crochet (US) into the second stitch. Single crochet once into every subsequent stitch in the ring. At the end of the row slip stitch into the top of your first chain.
- Row 3 – Chain two, then put a double crochet (US) into the third stitch from the hook. Double crochet once into each stitch in the ring. At the end of the row slip stitch to join.
- Row 4 – Begin with a colour change, then chain three. Treble crochet (US) into the fourth stitch, and each subsequent stitch in the ring. Slip stitch at the top of the chain to join again.
- Row 5 – Colour change back to your original colour. Chain two. Double crochet into every stitch from the third from the hook. Slip stitch again to join.
- Row 6 – Chain one. Single crochet into every stitch from the second from the hook. Slip stitch to join, leave a long tail to sewing in.
Finish by sewing in the ends with your yarn hook. Remember to sew in the appropriate colour stitches so the loose ends don’t show up!
Your Quick Crochet Headband
Making a quick crochet headband like this can be fun and a great starter project, as well as fast.
What it can’t be, is a way to help a poorly little girl feel better for more than three minutes. Three minutes max.
That’s what Calpol and cuddles are for.
But next time she’s feeling under the weather, I will still attempt, make or fight for anything that might cheer her up a bit! Even if it is only for three minutes.