Headband Dots and Stripes

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Yarn: 2 skeins Scheepjes Soft Fun from Favoritgarner in two different shades. 2 skeins are enough for making two headbands.

Hook: 4,0 mm

UK terms used:
St – stitch
Ch – Chain
Htr – half treble crochet
Fp dtr -Front post double treble crochet
Puffstitch – Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull loop through st and make loop same height as previous sts in working row, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull loop through st and make loop same height as working row) twice, yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Ch 87. If you want a wider headband, ch 92. If you want a smaller, ch 82.

Row 1: Htr in 3rd st  from hook. 1 htr in every st. Turn.

Row 2 : Ch 2 (acts as htr), htr in next st,  1 htr in every st. Turn. (86 htr)

Row 3: Ch 2  (acts as htr), htr in next st but close htr by pulling colour 2 through loop (photo 1), * 1 fp dtr in each of the two htr below from row 1, but close the second fp dtr by pulling colour 1 through loop (photo 2), skip 2 st on row 2, htr but close it by pulling colour 2 through loop (photo 3), puffstitch with the last yo through all seven loops on hook with colour 1 (photo 4), htr closed with colour 2 in next st (photo 5 shows what it will look like after a few made), repeat* to the end of the row, but after your last 2 fp dtr, finish the row by making 1 htr in each of the last two htr.  Fasten off colour 2. Turn. (34 fp dtr, 36 htr and 16 puffstitches)

IMG_2568Row 4 : Using colour 1, ch 2 (acts as htr), htr in next st, 1 htr in each st to the end of the row (photo 6). Turn. (86 htr)

Row 5: Ch 2  (acts as htr)  htr in next st but close htr by pulling colour 2 through loop , *1 fp dtr in each of the two fp dtr from row 3 (photo 7) but close the second fp dtr by pulling colour 1 through loop, skip 2 htr on row 4,  1 htr in each of the following 3 htr, close the third htr by pulling colour 2 through loop, repeat * and finish the row by making 1 htr  in each of the last two htr.  Fasten off colour 2. Turn. (34 fp dtr och 52 htr)

Row 6: Repeat row 4

Row 7:  Ch 2 (acts as htr), htr in next st but close htr by pulling colour 2 through loop , * 1 fp dtr in each of the two fp dtr from row 5, but close the second fp dtr by pulling colour 1 through loop, skip  2 st on row 6, htr closed by pulling colour 2 through loop, puffstitch with the last yo through all seven loops on hook with colour 1, htr closed with colour  2 in next st, repeat* and finish the row by making  2 fp dtr in the last two fp dtr from round 5 and 1 htr in each of the last two htr.  Fasten off colour 2. Turn.
(34 fp dtr, 36 htr och 16 puffstitches)

Repeat rows  4 – 7 one more time.

Repeat row 4 using colour 1.

Join the headband´s short ends by making dc, rigt sides together.

Last rounds: Make a round of ss on both the first row, and the last row. One ss in each st.  Fasten off. Photo 8.

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