Now, these head pieces are usually made out of horseshoe-shaped materials (either plastic or metal) to give it a stable form. It is covered by textile, so that it can be more comfortable and attractive to wear. Some of them are toothed to ensure that they can hold hair in place. However, given the suppleness of a childs head, this conventional structure is discouraged in favour of softer counterparts. Hence, baby headbands are usually created out of cotton and ribbon yarns.
Its easy to find one online available for purchase. But it would be more sentimental to make your babys first crochet headband yourself. Apart from the convenience of being able to personalize it according to your preference and your babys comfort, you also get to save on costs. This is an attractive prospect considering the financial demands of motherhood. To get started, you should secure scissors, a soft lightweight yarn, a crochet hook, an elastic base and a tape measure.
The first step would be to measure the head so you know how long you have to make the baby headbands. Then, you should decide on how wide it would be an inch or two would suffice. Next, chain five to nine stitches together a single crochet on the first and second, and then a double crochet on the next two chains; switching back to single and double alternately until the first chain is finished.
Afterwards, work with the same pattern to the end of the row until you reach the intended length. For more thickness, you can make another crochet headband using the same technique and then stack both finished products so you can stitch them together on the edges. You can then glue or hem some lace, ribbon or sequins on the final output to give it that feminine touch. If you are making one for a boy, you can put together crochet bugs and animals as ornaments instead.
It seems like a worthwhile endeavour. But, if you are not experienced in do-it-yourself projects, then you could just rely on retailed crochet headbands. You just have to be extra conscious about what you pick, to avoid getting something that might irritate your childs skin. You can choose those made out of cotton, acrylic and bamboo to be safe. If there is wool, you can have that as an alternative. However, you should keep an eye out for allergic reactions and make sure to pass up the super wash kinds of clothing, because they can be dowsed with chemicals.