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Bobbly Fun Headband - FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Bobbly Fun Headband- FREE CROCHET PATTERNBobbly Fun Headband 1.jpeg
Recently I just finished a few designs that took a lot of my time and I needed a break. Not from designing or crochet but from big designs. So I thought of doing something quick and fun and had to think of what that could be. One look at my almost 3 year old daughter and a lightbulb was on! It is almost winter and i don’t have a shawl or a hat or a headband to cover her little ears and save them from cold. 
Next thing I knew, one ball of Red Heart Super Saver yarn was in my hands and ideas were coming to me. So here I will share what I did to make this headband for her.

Yarn, scissors, crochet hook and a needle to sew in your ends.

Stitches used are hdc, sl st and bobbly stitch.

Bobbly stitches are used in the Bobbly Blocks-BB (colored ones in the graph). You do them by doing ch2, and do a bobble stitch by doing dc6tog, which is very similar to the dc2tog explained below only instead of doing the -YO, insert hook*,pull up a loop, YO, pull through the first 2 loops on hook - six times, insert hook, pull up a loop, pull through all the loops on the hook (7 loops).
*-you will be inserting the hook around the stitch from the block below, the same place where you would be doing hdc block.

If you would like to see how I do a C2C hdc Bobbly Block you can see it HERE (my Pinterest profile) or HERE (my IG profile, it’s the third stitch in the video, will say above it). In this video I do a dc5tog, but here for a bigger pop I do dc6tog.

I used Red Heart Super Saver-Retro Stripes and 5mm crochet hook. First thing I did was separate all the colors in the ball as some color transitions will take too long for them to be visible in the design. 
Bobbly Fun Headband 4.jpegI added white color to it and decided to go with C2C done with hdc stitch.

As already mentioned my daughter is almost 3 years old and knowing the circumference of her head and the gauge of the yarn I used in C2C hdc stitch, I came up with the graph below. This had a length of 55cm (21,5 inches) and needed 40g of yarn. Gauge: 2′x2′=3,5×3,5 blocks of C2C done in hdc stitch.
Bobbly Fun Headband - Stitch Fiddle.jpgI folded the ends in half and put them in between each other, so that the wrong side is on the outside. That way the seam will be hidden. All you have to do is sew or seam from left to right or right to left, through all the stitches of the ends of 1-2 and 3-4.
headband.jpgfolding to sew.jpg
Once that is done and all ends are sewn in you got yourself a new and cute headband. 
If you are making this for any size bigger than mentioned, please add more blocks of C2C stitches. If you are making this for a fair to sell, please refer to the standard sizes mentioned in the size charts of the yarn council, click HERE.

This pattern will soon be made available add free, printer friendly with written instructions and stitch chart on Ravelry and Etsy. And the links will be posted here.

Beside this set of colors I made one just from one side of the ball. 
Bobbly Fun Headband.jpegOne ball of Red Heart Super Saver should give you 2-4 headbands depending on the size you’re going for.
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Until next time my Yarnie friend!

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