Lady In Red ~ Headband Crochet Pattern

There is something so powerful about the colour red. In a way it sometimes seems like a sixth sense. That simple colour can hold so much feeling, power and beauty within it.

Red can also be quite the statement when it comes to fashion. I personally love wearing red, it's probably one of the colours I wear the most! Due to this, I've even been named the 'Lady in Red' a few times haha

So yesterday I felt like creating something that I could wear, but that was also red. It took me a while before I thought of something... ok well actually my mum gave me the idea, but still I had to think for quite some time before she popped her head into the room and suggested it.

As always, here are the instructions! Hope you enjoy making this beautiful red headband!


Supplies:
4.50 Crochet Hook
8ply Wool
Tapestry or Wool Needle
Scissors
Button 

 
 The above headband was made with only ONE strand of yarn, 
unlike the red one which was made with two.

Instructions:
I started of making a Slip Knot with 2 strands of yarn. Then chain a Chain Stitches long enough to go around you head. All the way to the top of your head and around to the nape of your neck.
Row 1~ Taking your crochet hook, push your hook through the second last stitch and make a single crochet. Crochet 9 more single crochets. Then crochet Half Double Crochets till you get to the last 10 stitches. Now crochet single crochets to the end of the row.

 

Row 2~ Crochet 2 up. Slip stitch into the first 10 stitches. Then crochet half double crochets till you get to the last 10 stitches. Slip stitch to the end of the row.
Row 3~ Same as row 1.
Row 4~ Same as row 2.
Row 5~ Same as row 1.
Row 6~ Same as row 2.
Row 7~ Same as row 1.


Now it's time to single crochet all the way around, but before you do tha you need to make a hole for the button. Chain one, then single crochet in the first 2 stitches. chain 2, skip 2 stitches then single crochet all the way around the headband. Fasten off.
Sew on a button where it should be.
After I finished my headband I started crocheting a pretty Rose Flower

Now attach the rose to the headband. Go to a mirror and put on your headband. Place the completed flower on the headband, and position it where you'd like it to be. Take the headband off and then sew the flower onto the headband. 


And you're done! I hope you all enjoyed that tutorial, if you have any questions, comment away!
If you did crochet this headband, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page,
I'd love to see it! Please Subscribe to my blog, it would really make my day!
Have a great day crocheting!


22 comments:

  1. That looks very nice. I love red as well. Paula - Gosford

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  2. Is the red one on the little girl a different pattern? It looks to be ribbed unlike the pink one? Love the ribbed one, but am i doing something wrong, mine is just coming out flat. Thanks :)

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    1. Hey Rebecca! Nope, it's exactly the same pattern except on her red on I used 2 strands of yarn unlike the 1 strand I used on my pink one. Hope you understand lol

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  3. Hi there I love your head band and is just the thing I need to keep my ears warm.
    I don't understand the instruction at the beginning of Row 2 , "crochet 2 up" . This is a term I have not come across before. Do you mean crochet 2 chain?
    June in New Zealand

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    1. Aww thanks!
      Whoops, sorry. I had just started to write patterns when i posted this project lol It means chain 2 :)

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  4. hi, i love this pattern but i am a lilttle stuck... at the end of each row do you chain 2 or at the end of row 2 onlt. Thanks for this BEAUTIFUL pattern..

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    1. Hi!
      I usually chain 2 when turning, or starting a new row, on any project. So you only have to chain 1, but you can chain 2. It's completely up to you, and what works best for you :)
      Hope this helps!

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  5. I love the red one, but this is a little misleading. The images in your instructions show the cushy-looking red yarn headband, but the final product (pink) is completely different. It wasn't until responding to a comment that you clarified that they were made differently :\

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    1. I'm glad you love the red one :)
      They are made exactly the same, just one with two strands of yarn and the other with one strand. I'll add this into my blog post however since I wouldn't want to confuse anyone else :)

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  6. VERY cute. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for such a cute -- and FREE -- pattern.

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    1. Aw thank you for being so sweet :)

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  7. Wondering is the red one crocheted in back loops. It looks like it is ribbed. Love this headband. Thank you!

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    1. Yes, the first few rows I did into back loops so it wouldn't slide off of my little sisters head :)

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  8. Thanks for the easy instructions, I made it in just a couple of hours while watching tv! I love it and am making them for my sisters for Xmas! The only thing I think I goofed on was the placement of the button hole, I think it should've been in the middle on the end, mine is on the side at the end. (not that that makes any sense! lol THANKS!!

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  9. Hi there
    I love the look of this pattern, but the link to the rose flower is not working. Could you tell me where I can find the pattern?
    Many thanks - and thank you for the pattern.

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    1. Here's the link! :) http://myfavouritethingsblog95.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/flower-power.html

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    2. What a pretty pattern! Many thanks for posting it and sharing! Thanks also for the link for the flower. :)
      This is my first visit to your blog and it's terrific!
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      Lee Ann

      Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog


      My YouTube Channel

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    3. I just made one for myself, and I love the way it hugs my head. I am a Runner, so I used reflective yarn for evening running. Will be making some more as Christmas gifts. Pretty and practical.

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  10. Do you chain 2 on both the rows you slip stitch & the rows u single crochet? Do you start in the second stitch (not counting chain 2) in both cases? I seem to be doing something wrong. But I love the headband!

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