1 – Aunt Lydias Crochet Thread 100% Viscose from Bamboo
Size 8 steel hook (1.5 MM)
knit fabric – you need two pieces each measuring 12” x 2.5”
thread – match the crochet thread
regular sewing needle
Piece A (Crocheted Fabric)
Base Chain 31
Row 1 (right side) – 3 dc into third chain from hook *skip 3 ch, 1 sc into next 7 ch, skip 3 ch, 7 dc into next ch; rep from * end last rep with 4 dc into last ch. Turn.
Row 2: 1 ch, sc into each st to end, finish with sc in tch. Turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, sc into first 4 sts * skip 3 sts, 7 dc into next st, skip 3 sts, 1 sc into next 7 sts, rep from * until last 11 sts, skip 3 sts, 7 dc into next st, skip 3 sts, 1 sc into last 4 sts (skip tc). Turn.
Row 4: 1 ch, sc into each st. to end, skip tch. Turn.
Row 5: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc into first st * skip 3 sts, 1 sc into next 7 sts, skip 3 sts, 7 dc into next st, rep from * end last rep with 4 dc into last st (skip tch). Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 – 5 (29 times)
Bind off. Weave in ends.
Finished (blocked) piece will measure approximately 18” x 3”
Pieces B and C (tie ends)
Using knit fabric – cut two pieces each measuring 12” x 2.5”
Knit fabric doesn’t unravel so no need to further prep these pieces.
Place the wrong sides of pieces A and B together with piece A (crocheted fabric) extending about a 1/2” beyond piece B [see Figure 1 below]. Also, center piece B (which is 2.5” wide) on piece A (which is 3” wide).
Hand sew pieces A and B together [see Figure 2 below] approximately 1/8” from edge of piece B.
Fold piece B over so right side of piece B is facing wrong side of piece A [see Figure 3 below].
Tack at corners on the wrong side of fabric [see Figure 4 below].
When you are finished you won’t see any of the sewing stitches on the right side of the headband (if you matched the sewing thread to the crochet thread) [see Figure 5 below].
Repeat on the other side using piece C.