Scrunchies are back!!!
Ok maybe they're not making a comeback yet but it was still fun to give my old hair ties and headbands a quick makeover. Here's the tutorial...
Materials: hair tie (the thicker the easier), crochet hook (3.5-5mm), yarn and scissors. Oh and a big embroidery/crochet needle which I apparently forgot to put in the picture.
Tie a slip knot around the hair tie
Hold the two strands of yarn between your fingers.
The loose end strand will be incorporated into the stitches
so you won't have to tuck it in later.
Insert crochet hook under the hair tie and catch the two strands
Pull the yarn back through the hair tie and up to
form a loop next to the slip knot
Pull through the loop you made
Now you have ond stitch on the hair tie
Start a new stitch by inserting the hook back through the hair tie
Now continue to complete a stitch just like the first stitch
Continue to stitch around the entire hair tie, making sure to pack the stitches in
but not so tight that you're stretching the hair tie.
Find the first stitch and insert hook, pull through the loop
already on the hook to form a slip stitch.
Cut the yarn and feed the end through the
loop and pull tight to finish off.
Thread the yarn through the embroidery needle
Insert needle inside of 4 or more stitches
Skip over the last stitch the yarn was pulled through (this will tether the yarn)
and then feed the needle back through the rest of the stitches.
Pull until yarn is secure and cut excess.
And now you have a simple but fun hair tie. I noticed they actually
stay in my hair really well and I love them to go around buns.
Use the same technique to embellish a plain stretchy headband and add a flower!