Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Knot Me Up Headband, Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Baby to Adult Headband Pattern



Crochet Baby Headband Pattern



Crochet retro Headband Pattern


Use this crochet pattern to make a retro style headband. Who wouldn't look cute in a headband like this? The pattern includes all sizes from baby to adult. The headband is worked using the same stitch as my popular Brooklyn mittens pattern, the extended single crochet. Both the front and back of the stitch look equally good. It is completely up to you which side you want to tie the bow on. I hope you enjoy crocheting this headband.

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Crochet Pattern
Materials
1. DK weight (size 3) yarn. Snuggly Wuggly from Loops and Threads was used for gauge.
2. Hook H(5mm)
3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Size
You can make it for any size head, see table below. If you want to customize it to your head, measure your head around the forehead and reduce 1 inch from the length for a snug fit. The chart below gives the approximate measurements for each age group.

Age
Headband Circumference (inches)
0-3 Months
13
3-6 Months
15
6-12 Months
17
1-3 Yrs
18
3-7 Yrs
19
7-15 Yrs
19 1/2
Adult
21 

Stitch Abbreviations
ch: chain
sk: skip
st: stitch
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
esc: extended single crochet

Stitch Explanation
Sc2tog: It is a decrease that joins two sts into one. Insert your hook into the first st and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all the 3 loops on your hook. 


Extended Single crochet (esc): Insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.-----1 esc completed

Pattern

Note: Stitch counts are given in the order 0-3mos(3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 1-3 Yrs, 3-7 Yrs, 7-15 Yrs, Adult)

Chain 58 (68, 76, 80, 84, 86, 94), sl st to the first ch to form a ch ring. 

Round 1: Ch 3(counts as first esc and ch 1), skip 1 st, *(1 esc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st), repeat from * till end of the round. Do not turn.-------------29(34, 38, 40, 42, 43, 47)esc




Note: Esc is the stitch right before it to the right and not the one right on top of it. See pic above to find out where to insert your hook to make an esc.

Round 2 to End: Work 1 esc into top of beginning chain 2 of previous round, ch 1, *(1 esc in next esc, ch 1), repeat from * in a spiral without turning or slip stitching at the end of rounds until your headband is 2 inches wide and you are 1/2 inch away from the beginning tail of your work, sc in next esc, sl st in next esc. Fasten off with an 8-inch tail. 


Use the beginning and ending tails to wind around your headband to gather it and get it ready for the tie. Make a couple of knots to secure, trim the tails. This part will be concealed under the tie and you do not have to waste your time weaving in the tails. 

Making the Tie

First Bunny Ear
Note: The beginning ch 1 is not counted as a st and you should work it before turning your work. 

Row 1: Ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1 and turn.-------1 sc
Row 2: 2 sc in the same st as ch 1, ch 1 and turn.-------2 sc
Row 3: 2 sc in same st as ch 1, 2 sc in next st, ch 1 and turn.-------4 sc
Row 4: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch1 and turn.--------5 sc
Row 5: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in  last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.-------6 sc
Row 6: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 2sts, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.----7 sc
Rows 7-10: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.---------7 sc
Row 11: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.--------6 sc
Row 12: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.---------6 sc
Row 13: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.--------5 sc
Row 14: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.---------5 sc
Row 15: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st, ch 1 and turn.--------4 sc

Note: Place a marker on any st of the row you just made. Place it around the post of a sc, so it won't obstruct you from working into the "V" of the stitches.

Row 16: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.---------4 sc


Repeat row 16 until the part from your marked row measures 3 1/2 inches. This part is for the knot.

Second Bunny Ear
Row 1: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch1 and turn.-------5 sc
Row 2: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.---------5 sc
Row 3: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in  last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.-------6 sc
Row 4: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.---------6 sc
Row 5: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 2sts, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.----7 sc
Row 6-9: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.---------7 sc
Row 10: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.------6 sc
Row 11: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.--------5 sc
Row 12: 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in last st, ch 1 and turn.--------4 sc
Row 13: Sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn.---------2 sc
Row 14: Sc2tog, do not fasten off.------1 sc.

Ch 1 and work a round of sl st all around your tie. Keep your sl sts loose. You can switch to a bigger hook if you want.


Finishing


Weave in the tails on your tie and use it to tie a knot where you gathered your headband.

You can download a pdf copy here: Knot Me Up Headband

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9 comments:

  1. Trying to make this for my newborn and I got the headband done, I just don't understand the note right after starting the first bunny ear

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    1. You mark any stitch of the last row you made. This is because you measure 3 1/2 inches from this row. You can also eyeball it.

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  2. How do i do thi: 1 esc in next esc, ch 1), repeat from * in a spiral without turning or slip stitching at the end

    Do you have any videos?

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    1. I am sorry, I do not have a video. Please take a good look at the picture given. It points out where to work your esc.

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    2. Did you manage to do it after ? I done this today and am willing to give some help if needed x

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  3. Thank you for the awesome free pattern! Can't wait to make this headband. Appreciate the free PDF as well. Very kind of you!

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    1. You are very welcome. I am glad you like the pattern.

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