By chance I found on ravelry a pattern for one ... before, it had never occured to me that this could be a knitting or crochet project.
So, this weekend I went to the supermarket and bought cheap hair rubber bands.
First I tried with thin cotton yarn - and it looked just fine. Then I thought that this might be something to use my tarn for. (How to make tarn: here.)
It took me several times, to get it right. Since tarn is quite thick, it was necessary to use it in a way that the scrunchy wouldn't get to heavy. For example, loops of chain stitches were just to thick and unelastic.
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Here's how I did it ...
- less then 1 t-shirt's worth of tarn
- one elastic hair band
- 5mm crochet hook
- to start do a slip stitch and fix yarn to hair band with another slip stitch
- wrap yarn twice around your index finger, insert hook into these loops, yarn over and pull through, but leave the loops on your finger (you have now 2 loops on your hook)
- again wrap yarn twice around your index finger insert hook into these loops, yarn over and pull through, but leave the loops on your finger (you have now 3 loops on your hook)
- yarn over and pull yarn through all three loops on your hook
- slip stitch around the elastic hair band and remove the loops from your index finger
- repeat steps 2 to 5 round
- join with slip stitch and weave in ends