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Purple Headband With Puff Stitches - Free Pattern and Video

I am getting great response on my simple headband, that I published on Youtube here.

I decided to make another video of another headband that is slightly more complex, but still fairly easy to crochet. You can have it done in 1-2 hours - depending on your experience. You need to know how to make these stitches: a knot stitch, a slip stitch, a chain, a single crochet stitch, a double crochet stitch, and a puff stitch. Also in some parts I slow down a little so you can follow. This headband consists of three parts - 2 sides and a pattern part. The pattern part consists of 2 rows that you repeat few times.

First measure the head,  and then make your headband smaller about 3" (elastic measures about 2" + the crocheted part will stretch too). In other words when you make your first "side part", measure it, then double this number, deduct 3 inches and you will have the approximate measurement for the "pattern part" (=the middle part).

Crochet along video of this headband can be seen on  YOUTUBE HERE

You can crochet this headband for your personal use. You can crochet this headband for charity. You can sell your crocheted items where ever you want (ie.  at your local craft fairs, online, boutiques...)  If you make and sell any of my designs, please be kind and make sure you give me credit. 

Please, do not sell my written patterns. Thank you very much.

Size: 
this headband measures 20" in circumference (can stretch to 21+")
widest area is 2"

Material:
Any yarn of medium thickness (#4)
elastic
Hook - E/4 (3.75 mm)
Scissors

Abbreviations:
kn st - knot stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sts - stitches
puff - puff stitch

Step-by-Step Directions:

Rows for increasing side part
  1. make a kn st, take hook out and insert the stitch inside the elastic, make 4 sc sts around the elastic, turn
  2. ch3, 4 dc sts, turn
  3. ch3, 1 dc, then 3 dc sts into next st (increase by 2 sts), finish with 2 dc, (total 7 sts) turn
  4. ch3, 6 dc sts, turn
  5. ch3, 2 dc, then 3 dc sts into next st (increase by 2 sts), finish with 3 dc, (total 9 sts) turn
  6. ch3, 8 dc sts, turn
  7. ch3, 3 dc, then 3 dc sts into next st (increase by 2 sts), finish with 3 dc, (total 11 sts) turn
  8. ch3, 10 dc sts, turn

Rows for the pattern part - these rows you will repeat several times, depending on a yarn thickness and a head circumference
  1. ch4, *[skip st and make 1 dc into second st, ch1]* - repeat from * to * 3 more times, finish the row with 1 dc at the end, turn
  2. ch3, 1 dc into next st, ch1, skip 3 sts and make 3 puff sts in the middle of the row in the space between two dc sts this way - 1 puff, ch1, 1 puff, ch1, 1puff; then finish the row with - ch1, 1 dc into 10th st, and 1 dc into the last st, turn
  3. ch3, 10 dc sts, turn

Rows for decreasing side part
  1. ch3, 3 dc, then decrease by 2 sts this way  - into next 3 sts make 3 unfinished (1/2) dc sts and then pull yarn through all 4 loops on your hook; finish row with 4 dc sts, turn
  2. ch3, 8 dc sts, turn
  3. ch3, 2 dc, then decrease by 2 sts this way  - into next 3 sts make 3 unfinished (1/2) dc sts and then pull yarn through all 4 loops on your hook; finish row with 3 dc sts, turn
  4. ch3, 6 dc sts, turn
  5. ch3, 1 dc, then decrease by 2 sts this way  - into next 3 sts make 3 unfinished (1/2) dc sts and then pull yarn through all 4 loops on your hook; finish row with 2 dc sts, turn
  6. ch3, 4 dc sts, turn
  7. take your hook out of the stitch, fold your headband so you can insert the stitch inside the elastic, make a chain stitch around the elastic, then make 4 sc sts around the elastic, and finish with a sl st
Clean up both ends. Enjoy, and please feel free to share.