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Ribbed Headband
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern Number: L10657 Keep your ears snug and forehead snug and warm under this colorful crocheted earwarmer. Each side of this project widens to make a close-fitting and convenient ear flap.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Finished Width About 5 in. (12.5 cm) at widest point.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

825-202 Amazing Yarn: Rainforest

Olive, medium green, pea green, and yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.29

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
16 sc = about 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.


INSTRUCTIONS



HEADBAND
Ch 21.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 20 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Next Row (Decrease Row): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st across - 19 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 13 sts rem.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 13 in.

(33 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next Row (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across - 14 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 20 sts when all increases are completed.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures about 20 in.

(51 cm) Fold piece in half with RS facing, matching sts of last row to sts of first row.

Working through both layers, sl st in each st across to join.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Edging
From RS, join yarn with sl st in seam along one edge of Headband, ch 1, sc evenly around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Rep for other edge.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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