Materials: 1 1/4 oz worsted weight yarn.
Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm [USA K-10 1/2]
Gauge: 14 sts = 5"; 6 rows = 3" in pattern.
Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Leaving a 16" tail to begin work, Ch 15.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn -- 14 sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc; *skip next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, dc in skipped sc -- X-Stitch made; repeat from * to last sc; dc in last sc; turn -- 6 crossed dc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc across and in top of ch-3; turn -- 14 sc.
Rows 4-40: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 (end Row 2). Fasten off. Sew beginning ch edge to dc of Row 40 for back seam. Weave ends.
Pattern Variations: Make narrower by using a smaller hook, less stitches and/or a finer yarn. Be sure to adjust the number of rows used, so that headband measures 20" long before fastening off.