What you need
STEP ONE: Add one seed bead and one bugle one seed bead and one bugle, continue to add in this order until your string of beads and bugles goes totally around the base of the hat easily, then continue on to step two.
STEP TWO: After you have the total length you need go back through all the beads to form a circle and tie off to tail.
STEP THREE: Go through on seed bead and add 5 seed beads one bugle and 5 seed beads and go through next seed bead in the previous row. Continue to do this all the way around the previous row then go on to step three.
STEP FOUR: Go through bugle of previous round add one seed bead one bugle one seed bead one bulge one seed bead and go back through previous bugle and add two seed beads and go through next bugle in previous row. Continue the above step until finished row then tie off and test your new hat band.
What you need
2 color Seed beads light/dark
THIS IS DONE IN DROP ONE PEYOTE STITCH AND CAN BE DONE IN DROP TWO PEYOTE, BRICK STITCH, OR ANY OTHER LIKE NET STITCHING.
First add 38 seed beads altering the colors between light and dark, take needle and go back through all the beads pull tight to form a circle, tie off.
Take needle and thread and go through first dark bead then add a light bead and go through next dark bead, again add light bead go through dark bead; continue this around until row is done.
Go through first light bead added in previous row, now add a dark bead go through light bead again add dark bead go through light bead; continue this around until row is finished.
Continue repeating steps two and three until you have the proper length for your lighter. Always remember to go through first bead of last row before starting new row.