I have been to the osteopath finally after many years of suffering tendonosis in my thumbs and wrists and have been advised not to do anything repetitive again.... sadly this means no more craft work and probably no more designing for me!
As a gift to all of you I am offering my popular spider stitch headband pattern to you for free again and forever. It is crocheted out of Cascade Fixation which very soft and comprised of 98.3% cotton and 1.7% elastic which makes it ideal for hairbands and babies and kids hats especially. It comes in many plain and multi colours. You can get three hairbands out of one ball if you make one in the smaller size ie 6 repeats of the pattern instead of seven. This makes it so affordable as gifts and as fundraisers at fairs and bazaars for charity. They are very popular sellers on my monthly charity crafts stall.
The pattern is available as a PDF file on www.ravelry.com search for "spider stitch hairband pattern.