#50 – Striped Headband

Last month, I was part of a fundraising effort that was obtaining gift cards for Tim Horton’s to share with the less fortunate populations in Edmonton. The idea was that by allowing them to purchase a cup of coffee with dignity, they would also have a way to access warm shelter during times of bad weather. What made this fundraiser extra fun was the fact that my friend and I chose to match every $10 donated with a handmade item! In part of this making blitz, I managed to come up with this pattern using some yarn scraps for a cute headband / earwarmer!

  • 1/20 skein of Bernat Softee Chunky – a super bulky weight (6) yarn (colour A: Linen)
  • 1/50 skein of Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Tonal – a bulky weight (5) yarn (colour B: Burnt Orange; colour C: Forest)
  • Size K (6.5mm) hook

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies

(abbreviations: SC = single crochet)

  1. Using colour A, foundation single crochet fifty stitches. Slip stitch to join to the first stitch in the row. (50 stitches)
  2. Change to colour B and chain one before doing a SC in each stitch around the circle. Slip stitch to join to the first stitch in the row. (50 stitches)
  3. Continue using colour B and chain one before doing a SC in each stitch around the circle. Slip stitch to join to the first stitch in the row. (50 stitches)
  4. Change to colour A and chain one before doing a SC in each stitch around the circle. Slip stitch to join to the first stitch in the row. (50 stitches)
  5. Change to colour C and chain one before doing a SC in each stitch around the circle. Slip stitch to join to the first stitch in the row. (50 stitches)
  6. Continue using colour C and chain one before doing a SC in each stitch around the circle. Slip stitch to join to the first stitch in the row. (50 stitches)
  7. Change to colour A and chain one before doing a SC in each stitch around the circle. Slip stitch to join to the first stitch in the row. (50 stitches)
  8. continue using colour A and chain one before doing  a SC in the BACK LOOP of each stitch around the circle. Slip stitch to join to the first stitch in the row. Cut off all ends and weave in. (50 stitches)

I loved the way these colours worked together! It reminded me of Christmas without being too in-your-face about it, so hopefully it’d be a headband that you could see yourself wearing all year round. The possibilities of different colour combinations also opens up this pattern to a multitude of different looks! It was a perfect project to use up the scraps from some of the other projects in a way that was both functional and cute!

In terms of the fundraiser, we raised $465, and ended up surpassing our Maker goal with 4 scarves, 4 neckwarmers, 6 pairs of mittens, 16 toques, and 38 earwarmers! That’s 68 items! It was honestly such an honour to be a part of this project and to see how generous and supportive people can be. To be honest, we didn’t expect such a response when we started, or else we might have set a higher donation goal for each item, but through the support of our friends, family as well as new acquaintances, it all ended up working out!

Do you guys ever have the opportunity to use your passion for crafting in such a meaningful way? I felt so lucky to have this chance. Until next time, happy crafting!

This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies – please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and I’d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding!

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