This is the first crochet pattern I have written. You will need to have some knowledge of the following crochet techniques: chain stitch (ch) double crochet (dc) and cluster stitch (CL).
For 3-dc cluster: Yarn over, insert hook in stitch or space as indicated by pattern instructions, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, (4 loops on hook), yarn over draw through last 4 loops on hook to complete the stitch.
I used cotton yarn with a size 4mm crochet hook so that it creates quite a firm structure.
1) ch 12. Turn.
2) ch 1. 3-dcCL in 2nd ch from hook. 3-dcCL into each chain across to the end of the row. Turn.
3) Repeat as previous row.
Repeat until you have the desired length. (In my case, this was 53 rows in total You should be able to wrap the headband around to fit the circumference of your head but with a slight stretch for comfort.)
1) ch 8. Turn.
2) 3-dcCL in 2nd ch from hook. 3-dcCL into each chain across to the end of the row. Turn.
3) ch 1. Repeat as previous row until strip in long enough to wrap tightly around width of hairband.
4) ch 1. dc across then continue to dc along the length of the headband to create a neat edging all the way around.
If you wish to add beads to the small headband such as the sweetie ones I included on mine, first wrap the small headband around the large one to figure out where the centre of the small headband will lie. Then using thread of a similar colour to your yarn, sew chosen beads in a diagonal line across the centre of the small headband.
Join the ends of the large headband together. Decide where your small beaded headband will go and fold and pinch the fabric together before wrapping small headband around. (This is so it creates a sort of bow shape, once the small headband is attached) Sew the edges of the small headband together so that the beaded part is on the front of the headband.
It is now ready to wear 🙂