She LOVES it! She should, though. She sifted through my cotton yarn and chose the colors herself!
Because cotton yarn doesn't have a lot of give, I decided to use a stitch that does. This stitch is comprised of clusters, puffs, and good ol' single crochets. It is quick to catch on to, and fun to work. When switching colors, I didn't break the yarn. I just dropped the working color, drew the next color up, and carried on working with it. This made switching so much easier!
Before getting started, make sure you know what size headband you will need. You can check out my Hat and Headband Size Chart for help, if need be. While you are at it, you can check out my other charts and such in my Resources Gallery, if you like.
For this headband, you will need to make the butterfly. You can find my pattern for the Butterfly Applique here.
Striped Crochet Headband
Size I crochet hook
Worsted weight 100% cotton yarn (2 colors for the headband, 3 colors for the butterfly)
2 dc cluster- (This is worked through 2 stitches) (yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw through st, yo, draw through 2 loops on the hook) twice, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
3 dc puff st: (yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw through st, yo, draw through 2 loops on the hook) 3 times in same st, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Colors will alternate 2 rows color A, 2 rows color B
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc) skip first sc, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in the next sc, skip next 2 sc, repeat from * across within last 2 sc, dc in the next sc, ch 1, work 2 dc cluster, work first half-closed dc in last sc worked, work 2nd half dc in the last sc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, (counts as dc) 3 dc puff st in next ch 1 sp, (ch 2, 3 dc puff st) in each ch 1 sp across, skip next dc, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next cluster, *2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next cluster, repeat from * across to turning ch, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern to desired length. Sew or slip stitch ends together, to form headband.
Sew on butterfly applique.