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I wear headbands a lot.  And, by a lot, I mean probably 95% of the time.  Yes, during the summer you need a headband to keep those pesky little fly away hairs from bugging you to death but you also need a thin headband.  Thick, bulky headbands just won’t do it.

This headband is made with Lion Brands 24/7 Cotton yarn  and the colors coordinate beautifully for 4th of July.   I also attached a ponytail holder to the headband so it will stretch to fit most adult heads.  This is a quick and easy project that works up in like 20 minutes.

(And, you guys, Lion Brand is having a sale on their 24/7 cotton yarn.  25% off every skein in all the colors!  That makes them $3.74 a skein.

Sorry guys, but this sale has ended.  You can still  Shop for them here

This headband is made with 3 pieces of chain stitches.  So all you need to know is how to chain.  I said it was easy.  I braided the 3 pieces together and if you don’ t know how to braid, I took step by step photos.


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Things you will need:


  • ch = chain



Make 3.  1 in red, 1 in white and 1 in navy.

Make sure to leave long tails on your chain pieces.

Ch 50.  Cut yarn and pull through loop.

Now, we will knot the 3 pieces together so we can braid them.

Line all 3 pieces up evenly

Knot only 1 end and knot it as close to the start of the chains as possible

You may need to lay something on the ends to keep you yarn still, I used my skeins of yarn.  Now start braiding the chain pieces.

#1.   Take the piece on the right and cross it over the piece in the middle.

#2  Now, take the piece on the left and cross it over the middle piece

Continue repeating steps 1 & 2 until you have reached the end of the chains

Tie a knot at this end like you did the other end.

Now, tie the tails on to the ponytail holder with a knot.

Repeat with the other end on the other side of the ponytail holder

Now, you just need to weave in the ends and your finished.  Take one strand of yarn and knot it right above the 1st knot

Weave the end up the chain a little ways and cut the yarn.  Repeat with the other 5 ends.

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