I love doing small projects in between the big ones. Today I want to share my quickest project I do. A Stretchy Baby Headband. I can do these in any size really, but they are more popular for the little ones. I make it with a bow, or with a flower.
- Crochet Needle (I use G [4mm])
- Rubber Bands
- Measuring Tape
To start I decide how big I want my headband then measure out the rubber bands. For this let’s make a Newborn, which is 11-12 inches. Lay out and measure the rubber bands. These are stretchy so they do not have to be perfect.
Next step, is to start crocheting. I use a single stitch, and stitch half of the rubber band (3 single crochets). And continue 3 single crochet on each rubber band to the end of the row.
Once I get to the end of my row, I single crochet down the other side of the rubber bands, and then attach with a slip stitch.
We have completed a simple headband!! Woot woot!! But now to make it even more adorable, we add a bow. I switch to a smaller needle (E), to make a small enough bow to properly fit. For the bow I make a magic circle and chain 3. Then 2 double crochets in the circle, and chain 6. Two double crochets in opposite side of the circle and chain 3, then slip stitch. Pull magic circle tight, wrap some yarn around the center and the bow is complete. 🎀
Lastly we need to attach the bow. I tie into the rubber band where we ended in the headband and weave in the loose ends. Tying the bow on, ensures it will last longer with those little hands grabbing at it. 😊 The easiest way to weave in the loose ends is with an embroidery needle.
We have completed a beautiful little stretchy headband. 👏 I ended up making mine bigger to fit my toddler since she woke up while I was making this one. And now you can see it in action.
What are your quickest projects? Do you prefer bigger or smaller? Let me know what you think of my quickest project. Hope you have a creative day 🌞