Janice Headband free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Janice Headband free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hello! How’s your Tuesday been going? I’m SO tired, like falling asleep at the keyboard tired. Luckily I had this pattern all ready for everyone! It’s a great Spring/ Summer design you can make in one evening, using as few or as many colors as you would like. I went with a rainbow color scheme, because it’s happy and I want to wear it to Pride later this Summer.
I named this after the Janice Cowl, which is different but you still use the same fan stitch combo. If you all like this design, perhaps I’ll make a bracelet one! 😀

You can get an ad-free downloadable pdf of this pattern for $.50 in my Ravelry shop.

Materials:

Gauge:

  • 1″ x 1″ = 10 scs x 10 rows

Terms/stitches used:

  • Ch: Chain
  • St: Stitch
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Dc: Double crochet

Notes:Ravelry link

  • This pattern is worked back and forth in rows with a turn at the beginning/ end of the row.
    The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • At the beginning and end of each row  you sc into the hair tie. By the time you complete the headband there will be 2 sections of scs that will be opposite them.
  • When changing colors, just pull up the new color at the beginning of the row.
  • If you want to make this headband bigger or smaller, I would suggest either removing or adding chs from the ch-20 spaces that happen beside the hair tie. Due to the hair tie, there is some stretch to the headband.
  • The shells part is a multiples of 8, so if you want to shorten this pattern you could remove chs in multiples of 8 or to make it bigger, add chs in multiples of 8 – as you add or subtract in multiples of 8, you would add to the repeats of the portion of * to *.
  • If you don’t have a hair tie (or want to use it) instead of ch 20s, you can do sections of single crochets that you can use to tie in the back – like 5 scs and ch 15 then work the pattern as written and keep it consistent on both sides.
  • You will need to know how to create a slip knot on your hook.

Finished product dimensions:

Width: 8.5″ – 9″ Height: 2″

Pattern instructions

Row 1: A: create a slip knot on your hook, sc into the hair tie, ch 137, sc into the other side of the hair tie – 2 scs, 137 chs
Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the same side of the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the next st, *skip 3 sts, dc 9 times into the next st, skip 3 sts, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 11 more times, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the hair tie (opposite where you began this row) – 15 scs, 108 dcs

Fasten off color A.

Janice Headband free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Janice Headband free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Row 3: B: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next sc, *ch 5, skip the next 9 dcs, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next sc,* repeat from * to * 11 more times, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 13 (dc, ch 1, dc), 12 ch-5 spaces
Row 4: B: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs and first dc, dc 5 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 3 into the middle dc from row 2, *skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 3 into the middle dc from row 2,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, skip the next dc, dc 5 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc),ch 20, skip the next dc and 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 109 dcs, 12 scs

Fasten off color B.

Row 5: C: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the next dc, ch 3, skip the next 4 dcs, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next sc, *ch 5, skip the next 9 dcs, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next sc,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, ch 3, skip the next 4 dcs, sc into the next dc, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 4 scs, 24 (dc, ch 1, dc)
Row 6: C: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the next sc, skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 5 into the middle dc from row 4, *skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 5 into the middle dc from row 4,* repeat from * to * 9 more times, skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc into the next sc, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 15 scs, 108 dcs

Fasten off color C.

Row 7: D: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next sc, *ch 5, skip the next 9 dcs, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next sc,* repeat from * to * 11 more times, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 13 (dc, ch 1, dc), 12 ch-5 spaces
Row 8: D: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs and first dc, dc 5 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 7 into the middle dc from row 6, *skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 7 into the middle dc from row 6,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, skip the next dc, dc 5 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 20, skip the next dc and 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 109 dcs, 12 scs

Fasten off color D.

Row 9: E: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the next dc, ch 3, skip the next 4 dcs, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next sc, *ch 5, skip the next 9 dcs, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next sc,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, ch 3, skip the next 4 dcs, sc into the next dc, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 4 scs, 24 (dc, ch 1, dc)
Row 10: E: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the next sc, skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 9 into the middle dc from row 8, *skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 9 into the middle dc from row 8,* repeat from * to * 9 more times, skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc into the next sc, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 15 scs, 108 dcs

Fasten off color E.

Row 11: F: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next sc, *ch 5, skip the next 9 dcs, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next sc,* repeat from * to * 11 more times, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 13 (dc, ch 1, dc), 12 ch-5 spaces
Row 12: F: Ch 1, turn, sc into the hair tie, ch 20, skip the next 20 chs and first dc, dc 5 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 11 into the middle dc from row 10, *skip the next dc, dc 9 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), skip the next dc, sc around the ch-5 from row 11 into the middle dc from row 10,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, skip the next dc, dc 5 times into the ch-1 space of the next (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 20, skip the next dc and 20 chs, sc into the hair tie – 109 dcs, 12 scs
Fasten off color F, weave in all your ends. 

Janice Headband free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Janice Headband free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Tada, there it is. 😀 I hope you like this design, see ya next week.

 

 

 

This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #140.

Janice (sort of) Rainbow Headband
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2 thoughts on “Janice (sort of) Rainbow Headband

  • March 28, 2017 at 5:42 pm
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    Love it! & Perfect for Pride.

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  • March 30, 2017 at 5:44 am
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    Very cute and colorful. The hardest part will be finding the thread in stores. Does the Hobby Lobby thread work, I am nit sure of the size at HL but just wondering. What adjustments would you need to make for younger children?
    Thank you, and can’t wait to try this.

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