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Gathered Chains Headband

Sizes: Newborn, (Baby, Toddler, Child)

Finished Circumference: 12″ (14”, 16″, 18″)

Yarn: Worsted Weight

Yardage: Headband Approx: 12 yds (14 yds, 16 yds, 20 yds)

Flower Approx: 14 yds

Crochet Hook: Size I (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size as necessary to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 16 chains = 4″

Materials: ½” or ¾” button

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

rnd: round

rep: repeat

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

Notes:

  • ·        Sizes are named based on average sizes for age. For best results make the size which best correlates with the desired finished circumference (if known).
  • ·        To make larger sizes increase the starting chains by multiples of 11. Increase repeats by one for every multiple of 11 that you add to starting chain.

Newborn, (Baby, Toddler, Child)

Ch 65, (76, 87, 98)

Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each of next 4 ch (total of 5 sc), *ch 7, skip next 10 ch, sc in next ch* rep from * to * for a total of 5 (6, 7, 8) times, 4 sc, turn.

Rnd 2: ch 1, 5 sc, *ch 10, skip 7 ch, sc in next sc* rep from * for a total of 5 (6, 7, 8) times, 4 sc.

Finish off. Weave in ends. Sew on button.

The flower is optional.  The pattern can be found here:

http://www.action-hero.net/blog/2004/09/crocheted-flower-pattern.html

I just started with a ch 6 instead of ch 4.  This will make a hole big enough that you can slip the flower over the button, which also means you can make interchangeable flowers!

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