Crochet sweat band

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!

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  1. Right on, Chupa! Good idea, to keep counting stitches. I know I have the classic crochet problem of stuff getting bigger or smaller when I crochet in rows. I am getting close to finishing a shawl–I found the most incredible variegated yarn at Hobby Lobby right next door to Hastings. It is fuschia, turquoise, lime green, purple, and white, except for that it’s variegated in this really weird way with really LOOOOOOONG variegations so a pattern forms as you crochet the shawl.

    If you are interested, the shawl is very easy and similar to the Granny Ripple blanket! Here it is:

    Chain 4. Join to first chain you made with a slip stitch to form a ring. After ring is formed, chain three. (This counts as your first double crochet.)

    Three double crochet into the center of the ring. Then, chain two. Four more double crochet into the center of the ring.

    Chain three. Three double crochet between the third and fourth double crochet you just made previously.

    Then, move back to the “point” you made with the chain two earlier. Three double crochet, chain two, then three more double crochet.

    (You are essentially moving back and forth here, rather than crocheting round and round.) SO, four double crochet in between the very first chain three you made after forming a ring and the first double crochet you made into the center of the ring.

    Chain three. Three double crochet between the first and second double crochet you just made. Move back again. Three double crochet in each space between sets of three double crochet in the previous row. When you get to the point, three double crochet, chain two, then three double crochet, and on down the other side.

    And so on and so on and so on and so on and so on . . . . until your shawl is as big as you want it to be.

    Oh, by the way, this is a pattern some lady made up that I found on a blog that no longer exists. I don’t think I’m violating anything because I don’t think she copyrighted the pattern or anything. Just passin’ it on . . . .

    Hope it makes sense!

  2. Ro

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  3. Ro

    Aye aye aye Blogger wasn’t publishing your comment so I copied from the email and then your comment was here. Nothing is working today. I’ll have to look at that pattern but actually I ned to finish Stacy’s baby blanket for the shower in 2 weeks and I’ve also gotta do the blankets for my puppy pool if I can ever get to Michaels.

  4. L^2

    Great idea! I just wear a bandanna on my head when I run now, but I used to crochet something similar for headbands when I was a kid (you know, back in the eighties when headbands were popular. LOL).

  5. Ro

    Haha!! I can just picture you in the 80’s wearing a purple sweatband and purple leg warmers hahaha! Did you crimp your hair? Peg the legs of your jeans? 😉

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