Exchange to Knit
Here is a head-band that has no elastic thread to break but has elasticity in itself. You will find it quite nice to cover up the pin curls. It stretches in length and width.
Abbreviations: Ch (chain); st ( stitch), sl st (slip stitch); sp (space ), tr (treble). Thread over twice, work off 2 lps at a time.
To make cluster hold last loop of each tr on hook, thread over and pull through all lps at a time.
To begin, ch 70.
Tr in 4th ch from hook, make another tr in same ch, hold back last lp of each st on hook, thread over and pull through all lps to form a cluster, ch 4, make another cluster in top of first cluster, * sl st in 11th ch of foundation ch, ch 4, 2 tr in same place for a tr cluster, cluster in top of cluster, repeat from * across.
Row 2: Ch l0 (always ch 6 to turn and ch 4 for first tr of tr cluster), make 2 more tr in 4th st from hook to complete cluster, * sl st between clusters of previous Row, make a cluster, cluster in top of cluster, repeat from * across.
Row 3: Ch 4, turn and complete cluster in top of last cluster on previous Row, cluster in top of cluster, sl st between clusters of previous Row, continue to work across Row as before.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern until piece measures about 18 will stretch to 25 inches and fasten off. It can be made wider by making a longer chain in the beginning.
Gather each end and fasten to an 8 inch length of ribbon. The ribbon makes a perky bow when tied around head
Taken from Workbasket Nov. 1955