More than halfway through June, and I’m still working through my yarn stash. I made lovely summer-weight robes for each of my chicklets using Bernat Softee and Baby Coordinates yarn that had been sitting in a box. But I didn’t use it all…
So what to do with an abundance of light worsted acrylic yarn ends and pieces?
I was struck with inspiration when I found a rogue hair elastic at the bottom of my purse. What 2000’s girl doesn’t need a hair tie to match her outfit!?
Scrunchie-Style Hair Tie Crochet Pattern
Materials: acrylic baby yarn, 4.0 mm crochet hook, hair elastic
Round 1: sc around the hair elastic. I managed 36 stitches, then slid them closer together and added another 24 for a total of 60 stitches. Your exact count doesn’t matter as long as you have an even number of stitches.Slip stitch into the first single crochet to join. Do not turn
Round 2: chain 2, *sc in the next stitch, ch 1* repeat around, slip stitch in the starting ch 2. Do not turn.
Round 3: chain 2, “sk next stitch, sc in the ch 1 space, ch1* repeat around, slip stitch in the starting ch 2.
Finishing: fasten off with an invisible join and weave in ends.
That’s it! A fancy-feeling, girly-looking hair tie to match a handmade robe, or even a scarf or hat. The pattern is easily adaptable to any type of yarn.