Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hat Band DIY





Remember these Crochet Ankle Cuffs for going around boots or gladiator sandals?  Now you can make a matching hat band... just follow these instructions.  (And in one of those photos is a sneak preview of a patterned bag I hope to get out to you later this week!)

A helpful tutorial is Color Changing... check it.

You will need:
-Crochet thread - the thick kind (size 3) in 2 different colors.
-A small crochet hook (like a size 2).
-Your favorite brimmed hat to put this on.

In Color A (black), ch a multiple of 8 that will fit around your hat.  I'm chaining 136.  Join with a sl st taking care not to twist your stitches.

Row 1:  In Color A, ch1.  In Color A, 1 sc in each ch around.  Join with sl st.
Join Color B.
Row 2:  In Color A, ch 1.  *In Color A, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc. In Color B, 1 sc. In Color A, 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st.
Row 3: In Color A, ch 1. *In Color A, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  In Color B, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc.  In Color A, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st.
Row 4:  In Color A, ch 1.  *In Color A, 1 sc in the first sc.  In Color B, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc.  In Color A, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st.
Row 5:  In Color B, ch 1.  *In Color B, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc.  In Color A, 1 sc.  Repeat from * around and join with a sl st.
Row 6:   In Color B, ch 1.  *In Color B, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc. In Color A, 1 sc. In Color B, 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st.
Row 7: In Color B, ch 1. *In Color B, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  In Color A, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc.  In Color B, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st.
Row 8:  In Color B, ch 1.  *In Color B, 1 sc in the first sc.  In Color A, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc.  In Color B, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st.
Row 9:  In Color A, ch 1.  *In Color A, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc.  In Color B, 1 sc.  Repeat from * around and join with a sl st.
Row 10:  In Color A, ch 1. 1 sc in each st of previous row.
Cut, bind off, weave in all loose ends.

1 comment:

Fugahlee Jenkins said...

What a lovely...and might I say GORGEOUS idea!!!!