Thursday, April 16, 2020

Headband Mask Helper, Free Crochet Pattern + Video

The Headband Mask Helper is a comfortable alternative to wearing a face mask around the ears.  Buttons conveniently located at either side allow the wearer to hook elastic loops onto the buttons instead of the ears, taking pressure off of them and reducing soreness.  An added bonus too is that the headband keeps hair off of the face, hopefully decreasing the need to touch the face as well.  A great project to make for personal use, but also consider donating them as well!

Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Headband Mask Helper
By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
  • Cotton dishcloth yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie from Red Heart in the "Brite Pink" colorway)
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape Measure
  • 2 buttons

  • 19 inch circumference (can be easily changed for desired circumference)
  • 1.5 inches wide


Chain 8

*Note: To make a wider headband, simply make your starting chain as wide as you would like the headband to be.  There is no special stitch count for this pattern, so you can make it as wide as you need it to be. 

Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook.  Work a hdc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn.  Work a hdc in each st and in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 for approximately 19 inches or desired head circumference.

Fasten off, seam ends together using the whip stitch.  With matching piece of yarn, sew buttons to either side of headband, about where the wearer's ears would be. Weave in any ends that remain.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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  1. Thanks for sharing this. We are crocheting lots of these and getting many requests and thank you's from those who need to wear a mask all the time. What a gift!

  2. Do you have to use the scrubby yarn?
    Does regular yarn work?

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