H – Hook
Stitches used: chainless foundation slip stitch (fslst), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc) & double crochet (dc). Worked in rounds after the second row.
Row 1: Leaving at least a 6″ tail, using the chainless foundation method, work 60 fslst. Join with slip stitch into the first stitch creating a large ring.
From this point, you will no longer join, but work in rounds. At the beginning of each new round and after the first 16 slip stitches, just alternate between starting with sc or dc depending on which you had done in the previous row. Dc’s go into the sc of the row below and the sc go into the dc below.
Round 2: sl st in the second stitch from the hook, Sl st into the next 16 stitches, working in the back loops only. *Sc into the next st, dc into the next st and repeat from * to the end, 60 st.
Round 3: Sl st into the next 16 stitches, working in the back loops only. *Dc into the next st, sc into the next st and repeat from * to the end, 60 st. Please use both loops when doing dc and sc in this pattern. Only the slip stitches are in the back looks only.
Repeat rounds 2 & 3 three times.
Round 10, Sl st into the next 16 stitches, working in the back loops only. Sc into each stitch around. Do not alternate between dc and sc on this last row. It will create a more finished look that matches the beginning edge of your headband. When you reach the end of the round, go ahead and sl st into each of the first 16 sl stitches. When you reach the end of the slip stitches, you can fasten off or use a blind or invisible finish. It depends on your tastes.
Detail of the slip stitches
Just to keep things neat and tidy, go back and use your beginning tail to repeat the invisible finish technique here as well. There is a slight gap where you joined to the beginning of the foundation, but if you take the time, you can have a nice, finished look.