by Jo Anne Tracy
Not *that* kind of hemp! This is a fine drapey twine that crochets up nice and tight with a smallish hook – flexible enough to wrap around a pony-tail, but stiff enough to hold its shape.
Included here are two stick-barrettes, one hair tie, and a Möbius hair band – a new *twist* on the old scrunchie.
Ecolution Fine Hemp Twine (0.8 mm diameter, 325 yds/297 m, 2.3 oz/65 gm) – 1 ball each white, purple, and burgundy.
- Hook size US D/3 (3.25mm)
Hair stick (5” dowel, chopstick, crochet hook, etc., for stick barrettes)
- Elastic hair band, about 2” diameter (for Möbius band)
US Pattern Notations Used
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
Basic B-Flat Barrette
Using white twine, Ch 7.
Row 1. sc in second ch from hook and each remaining ch. (6 sc.)
Row 2. ch 1. sc in each sc.
Row 3. ch 1. sc in 1st 2 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc.
Row 4. ch 1. sc in 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in ch 2 space, sc in each of last 2 sc.
Rows 5 – 8. Repeat rows 3 & 4 twice more.
Rows 9 – 12. Repeat row 2.
Rows 13 - 18. Repeat rows 3 & 4, 3 times.
Row 19. Repeat row 2. Change to color B at the end of row.
Row 20. ch 1. sc in first 5 sc. 3 sc in last st to create corner. Continue working in the round from this point on. Work 17 sc down side of band, one in each row. In last row, work 3 sc. Work 4 sc along bottom of band, then 3 sc in corner. Work 17 sc along side of band. 2 sc in end st, sl st to first sc. Change color to burgundy.
EDGING: ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st. 5 dc in corner st, sc in next st. *sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st.* Repeat from * 3 more times. 5 dc in corner st, sc in next st. sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st. 5 dc in corner st, sc in next st. Repeat pattern between *’s 4 times along side. Work 5 dc in corner st, sl st to first sc. Break off and weave in ends.
Flower Power Barrette
Using purple twine, Ch 8. sl st to first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1. ch 3. Work 1 dc into ring. *ch 6, work 3 dc into ring. Repeat from * 4 more times. Ch 6, work 1 dc into ring. Join by sl st into top of ch 3 from beg of rnd.
Rnd 2. ch 1. Work into ch 6 space: * 1 sc, 1 hdc, 7 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Ch 1, sl st into middle dc. Repeat from * 5 more times. Join by sl st into the top of the ch 3 at beginning of round.
Rnd3. *Sl st into 1st sc, hdc, and 3 dc. Ch 4. Skip one dc, sl st into next 3 dc, hdc, and sc. Skip stitches at base of flower and repeat from * 5 more times. Break off and weave in ends.
To wear: With flower over the hair, thread a hair stick or dowel through one of the ch 4 loops on the outer edge of the flower, under the hair, and back through a 4 ch loop on the opposite side of the flower.
Happy Hippy Hair Tie
For thin to average hair (like mine), stop after four rows. For thicker hair, make the fifth row.
Using white twine, Ch 4
Row 1. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook.
Row 2. Turn, ch 3. 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, 3 dc in last st.
Row 3. Turn, ch 3. 2 dc in first st. dc in next 5 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in last st.
Row 4. Turn, ch 3. 2 dc in first st. dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc in last st.
Row 5 (optional). Turn, ch 3. 2 dc in first st. Dc in next 13 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts, 3 dc in last st.
Tie row 1. Do not break off. Begin ties by making 50 ch -- about 12” long.
Tie row 2. sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Continue across the top of the tie, making 2 sc for each row.
Do not break off. Ch 50 (or the number used for the first tie). Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch. Break off and weave in ends.
Thread tie ends through opposite sides of the last row of dc, between the 4th and 5th dc (for a 4 row tie) or between the 6th and 7th dc (for a 5 row tie). See figure.
Thread beads onto ends and knot.
To use, pull hair through the tie, with the tie ends wrapped around the back. Pull ends to tighten, and tie.
Magic Möbius Hair Band
This möbius band can be made with any kind of yarn, including the hemp. Sock yarn makes a particularly nice looking band, and any kind of acrylic yarn holds up well.
Rnd 1: (A) Attach string or yarn by holding hook with slip knot under the elastic band and making a sl st over the band. Make sc around the band until the band is completely filled with stitches, though not so many that it stretches the band. About 50 st. Make sure that the stitches do not twist.
(B) Begin a second round of sc working on the opposite side of the elastic band, making a sc around the elastic band, between each existing sc (see figures 1a and 1b). By continuing in the manner you will have created a half-twist (180 degree) in the band. At end of row, sl st to first sc.
Figure 1a Figure 1b
Rnd 2: ch 1. Sc in each stitch around, which, since this is now a Möbius band, will involve going around the band twice. At the end of the row, sl st to the first sc. Break off and weave in ends.