For my workouts, I’ve been folding a bandana into a sweat band to wear right at my hair line. I didn’t have a real sweatband, so it was the best I could do, but it was becoming cumbersome. So I realized duh, why don’t I crochet one? My first attempt was one I tied, but it looked like Karate Kid haha! So I decided I’d have to put a seam in it so it would just slip on like a normal sweatband. I just finished the second attempt and it’s perfect. Here’s what I made up:
Chain 12, or however many it takes to get the width you want. I just held it up to my forehead to see how far back it would go.
Double crochet in third chain from hook. So you’ll actually end up with ten stitches.
Double crochet in next stitch and continue until you reach the end. Count the stitches to make sure you have two less than starting chain.
Chain three and turn.
Double crochet in each stitch. Count after every row to make sure you have the same number of stitches. Chain 3 and turn. By chaining three, you get a slight ripple on the edge.
Continue this, counting the stitches. As the length grows, start wrapping around your head. It will stretch, so you’ll want to stop the double crochets when you have to stretch it to make the ends meet.
Fold ends together and line them up. I used a small binder clip to hold them. Slip stitch all along the edge to create the seam. Tie off. Turn inside out so seam is on the inside and voila! It works perfect. I’ve got it on now. I just used some black Red Heart worsted weight, but these would be fun in different colors and yarns. I’m gonna play with it some to see if I can come up with a pattern that’s more fun than just double crochets. It took a little over an hour for this one. And no more Karate Kid look haha!