Crocheted Winter Headband


Crocheted Winter Headband

Copyright 2012. Cynthia Abel
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Crocheted Winter Headband

Cuddle yourself up on your couch and get your crochet hook ready!  You will love making this cozy headband.   It only takes a few hours, you will easily memorize the stitch and it looks great when finished.

A quick and easy stocking stuffer or last minute gift.  If the recipient (or you) have thick hair it is best worn with a ponytail.  Keeps the ears warm without the need for a bulky cap.

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Supplies Needed:

  • 1 – Patons Kroy Socks Ragg Shades (I used Grey Brown Marl color).  This is Super Fine weight yarn that is 75% washable wool and 25% nylon.
  • G Hook (4.25 MM) – I used a Boye Aluminum Crochet Hook
  • Children’s Needle
  • Embellishments such as beads or buttons (optional)

Stitch:
sc2togNormally used as a way to decrease stitches.  Here it is a part of the pattern itself.

Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Piece A:

Crocheted Winter Headband
Note: I used a single strand of yarn.  You can double strand for more texture and a warmer headband.  No need to change the hook size.

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Base chain 16.

Row 1 (Right Side): Skip 1 ch * sc2tog, 1 ch, repeat from * ending with 1 sc into last ch.  Turn

Row 2: 1 ch, inserting hook into first stitch, * sc2tog, 1 ch, repeat from * ending with 1 sc into last stitch, skip tch.  Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures approximately 2” shorter than size needed.  Take a tape measure and measure snugly around the head for the needed headband size.  I made mine approx. 19” long which should fit an average adult head. Remember this yarn is stretchy.

Bind off (leaving a long yarn tail).  Thread the yard tail through the child needle and sew the two end pieces together.  Make a note of the right side versus wrong.   Weave in yarn ends.

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Piece B:

Crocheted Winter Headband
Base chain 6.

Row 1 (Right Side): Skip 1 ch * sc2tog, 1 ch, repeat from * ending with 1 sc into last ch.  Turn

Row 2: 1 ch, inserting hook into first stitch, * sc2tog, 1 ch, repeat from * ending with 1 sc into last stitch, skip tch.  Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures approximately 2 ½” long.

Bind off (leaving a long yarn tail).  Weave in yarn end from the start.  Leave the long yarn tail.  Set Piece B aside for now.

Gathering Headband at Front:
Take Piece A.  Determine which part will be worn at front of head. Usually, you will place the part where you sewed together the two end pieces to the back.

Cut two pieces of yarn (use yarn that is a similar color – I used a contrasting color in my pictures so you could see what I was doing). With the right side of the headband facing you, sew two gathering lines (approximately ½” apart) leaving yarn tails at both ends.

Tie together the yarn tails at the bottom of the headband with a knot.

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At the top, pull on the two yarn ends until the gathered piece measures approximately 1.5”.  Tie the top yarn tails together at the top with a knot.  Weave in all ends into the wrong side of the headband.

Crocheted Winter Headband

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Attach Piece B:
Take Piece B, wrap around the headband.  Thread the yarn tail through the child needle and sew the two end pieces together at the wrong side of the headband.  Also, use the long yarn tail to tack the piece to the headband (so it doesn’t wander) at each corner of Piece B.  Weave in yarn ends.

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Optional:

You can add buttons, beads or any other decorative element to the front of Piece B.  It also looks good as is.

Crocheted Winter Headband

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