I love making my tutus with the crochet headbands. They just look nicer to me. I have a really hard time with the elastic. Something I do though is buy the crochet headband material (can find it in the ribbon section of Hobby Lobby and comes in 2 yds). It's stronger and looks nicer! Bad thing is trying to figure out how much to cut for waists!! It's a good thing I have children ranging from 2-11!!!
Hope this helps.