This bead and lace headband is quick and easy to crochet up. Although the width of it remains the same, you can crochet this headband to any length that you want simply by increasing your beginning chains.
If you want a narrower band, you can work it up in a size 3 thread using a smaller crochet hook. I used an E 3.50mm hook with the thread. I started off with 52 chains and followed the pattern. As for the strings, I chained a total of 60. The finished measurement came out half an inch shorter than the original. However, it stretches more, so it’ll even out. As for the width, it came out to 1.75″. Scroll down to below the pattern to see the image.
The row of bobbles in the center of the headband is made with bead stitches. The bead stitch is a long extension of the single crochet stitch and is very easy to make once you know the basics of crocheting.
As for the yarn, I used a cotton polyester blend. I got it on sale at Walmart and bought a whole bunch of it, but I have no idea what brand it is. However, it is about the same thickness as a medium weight yarn.
I have a few other patterns in the works with this stitch pattern. The hat is being tested now and the vest is still in the works, but I hope to get it done and have it tested in time for the fall season.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Yarn: Any yarn you have on hand. I used a medium weight cotton polyester Blend.
Hook Size: Any hook suitable for your yarn. I used a G/6-4.00mm
Gauge: Not really important, but measures 3″ across 10 sc sts.
Finished Size: 13.5″ from point to point and 2.5″ wide.
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
Bead St = Bead Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
Sc3tog = Single Crochet 3 Stitches Together
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
Ch 40, or any multiple of two. Basically you want the band to reach from ear to ear.
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (39 sts)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st; rep from * across. Turn. (19 ch-1 sps)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch across. Turn. (39 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *work bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across. Turn. (39 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Turn. (39 sts)
Row 6: Rep row 2
Row 7: Rep row 3. Do not FO.
Crocheting the Tapered Ends
Row 1: Turn your work to work along the end. Sl st into base of last sc made, ch 1 and work 8 sc evenly across the end edge. Turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog over the next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn. (6 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. Turn. (5 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. (3 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc3tog over the 3 sts. FO.
With RS of work facing, join yarn to right-hand corner on the opposite end. Ch 1 and work 8 sc evenly across the end edge. Rep rows 2 to 5, but Do Not FO, continue with edging.
*Ch 50 or any number in order to obtain the desired length for the tie-string. Working into back bumps, sl st in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across, with RS facing, sc evenly along side of headband until you get to the tip at the opposite end; rep from * once. FO once you sl st back up to the first tie-string.
Here it is crochet up in a Size 3 Crochet Thread. I used an E 3.50mm hook with the thread. I started off with 52 chains and followed the pattern. As for the strings, I chained a total of 60. The finished measurement came out half an inch shorter than the original. However, it stretches more, so it’ll even out. As for the width, it came out to 1.75″.