Bands: Top - Easy Crossed DC Headband,
Middle - Puff Stitch Headband,
I ended up liking the back off the puff stitch better so went with that side instead of the puffy side. Either will work.
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4.5 mm hook
needle (thread if sewing on elastic by hand)
Small button or elastic
Sewing machine optional. I used a sewing machine to stitch the elastic. I looped through the end stitches and then sewed the elastic to itself.
Foundation Single Crochet
Row 1: Foundation single crochet the length you would like in multiples of 2. If you are not adding elastic do 1 inch smaller than the head measurement. If you are using elastic I would go about 5 inches smaller than the head measurement. For example the head measurement I was making is 19 inches. You will want to make it an inch smaller than this so 18 inches. My crochet band measured 14 inches STRETCHED. So we will want to cut 4.5 inches for the elastic. So the end headband with elastic will be about a inch smaller than the head measurement to allow for stretch. I have been told that crochet headbands can stretch quite a bit with use so hopefully making it a little smaller will help this problem.
Row 2: ch 2, skip 1. *Puff Stitch (PS) in next stitch, ch 1, skip the next stitch* Repeat until you have 2 stitches remaining. Dc in the last stitch, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc across. Finish off and weave in ends.
Add a button if that is your joining preference or sew the elastic to each end to give it some stretch. I used a sewing machine to stitch my ends down because I think it will make it last a lot longer.