Holiday Spirit Headband

When you purchase through links on my site, I may earn an affiliate commission.
Here’s how it works.

My second contribution to our 2017 Holiday Blog Hop is the Holiday Spirit Headband. This pattern is designed in 2 sizes, child/teen and adult.

This headband is a very easy project to crochet. It is worked flat and then seamed. The knot is added separately after you have completed the initial headband.

Here’s what you need to make this project:

2 colors of medium weight yarn (I used stashed yarn) and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. It is easy to make this larger or smaller, both in length and height.  The stitch pattern (Houndstooth or Hounds Tooth) is worked in multiples of 2. If you need a photo tutorial feel free to visit my Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial for help. Change the colors and have a traditional Houndstooth project (with black and white) or have fun with the colors and make it festive for any special occasion (orange and black for Hallween or Green and White for St. Patty’s day!). It would even make a cute headband for Canada Day!

You may also omit the cinched part of the headband and the knot altogether. Simply disregard the instructions included to make the band narrower and whipstitch the two sides of the band together to make yourself an earwarmer instead. If you are making it into an earwarmer I recommend you leave on long tail of each color to allow you to seamlessly seam the edges together for each color you use in the band. To make the band height taller, you will need to work approximately 2 extra rows of the stitch pattern for each additional inch in height you would like.


I am pleased to be participating in the 3rd Annual Holiday Blog Hop Event! This year we will be sharing 3 free crochet patterns every week from July 8th to November 16th – so pop by and visit to find out which new projects are available each week!

The Blog Hop Theme is Holiday Crochet – so you will be sure to find lots of holiday themed and perfect-for-gift-giving crochet projects to choose from.

We have many Designers participating this year and to find out which projects have already been shared and to get those free patterns too please visit Mistie’s Introduction Post HERE: 2017 Holiday Blog Hop.

If you are crocheting along with us and share your project online on social media please tag it with #HolidayBlogHop2017  so we can find it too!

2017 Holiday Blog Hop Button

 

Holiday Spirit Headband

Holiday Spirit Headband #HolidayBlogHop2017

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Beginner-Easy

Finished Size

18.5 inches long by 3 inches wide (Child/Teen)

20 inches long by 4 inches wide (Adult)

Gauge

approximately 3 sts per inch and 2 rows per inch

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

CC1 – contrast color (WHITE)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
MC – main color (RED)
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc  – single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Houndstooth Stitch Pattern Tutorial

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes

  • This project is worked in rows and then seamed to form the headband
  • Change yarn colors on the last yarn over of the last stitch of the row. After changing colors, I did not carry my yarn for this project I finished it off at the end of the rows and wove in the ends. I do not recommend working over the other color yarn because it will decrease the elasticity you need for the headband to fit on the head.

Add this to Queue and Favorites

Pattern Instructions

Holiday Spirit Headband OombawkaDesignCrochet

Child/Teen Headband

Finished headband circumference is 18.5 inches and it will stretch to approximately 20-21 inches and 3 inches in height.

R1: MC: Ch 55, sk 1 ch, *1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across. Change to CC1 on the last yarn over of the last dc of the row. Ch 1, turn. [54]

R2: CC1: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Change to MC on the last yarn over of the last dc of the row.  Ch 1, turn. [54]

R3: MC: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Change to CC1 on the last yarn over of the last dc of the row. Ch 1, turn. [54]

R4-R7: Rep R2 and R3. At the end of R7, finish off and leave a long tail for seaming the sleeve ends together.

Weave in all your yarn ends except for the long tail you are using for assembly. Cinch the ends together on one side and then bring the other side up and cinch them together with the same yarn end.  See photos at the end of this post. Finish off and weave in the ends. Next we will crochet the knot for the band.

Knot (Child/Teen)

R1: MC: Ch 7, sk 1 ch, *1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [6]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [6]

R3-R6: Rep R2 and R3. At the end of R7, finish off and leave a long tail to seam the knot closed around the headband.

Using the same weaving technique as you did with the headband, cinch each end together to make it narrower. See photos at end of this post.

Wrap the knot around the narrow part of the headband and whipstitch the ends together. Weave in ends. The cinched side is worn on the inside of the headband.

Adult Headband

Finished headband circumference is 20 inches and it will stretch to approximately 21.5-22.5 inches and 4 inches in height.

R1: MC: Ch 61, sk 1 ch, *1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across. Change to CC1 on the last yarn over of the last dc of the row. Ch 1, turn. [60]

R2: CC1: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Change to MC on the last yarn over of the last dc of the row.  Ch 1, turn. [60]

R3: MC: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Change to CC1 on the last yarn over of the last dc of the row. Ch 1, turn. [60]

R4-R9: Rep R2 and R3. At the end of R9, finish off and leave a long tail for seaming the sleeve ends together.

Weave in all your yarn ends except for the long tail you are using for assembly. Cinch the ends together on one side and then bring the other side up and cinch them together with the same yarn end.  See photos at the end of this post. Finish off and weave in the ends. Next we will crochet the knot for the band.

Knot (Adult)

R1: MC: Ch 7, sk 1 ch, *1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [6]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [6]

R3-R8: Rep R2 and R3. At the end of R9, finish off and leave a long tail to seam the knot closed around the headband.

Using the same weaving technique as you did with the headband, cinch each end together to make it narrower. See photos at end of this post.

Wrap the knot around the narrow part of the headband and whipstitch the ends together. Weave in ends. The cinched side is worn on the inside of the headband.

Photo Support

 

 

Headband

This is the Child Size Headband. You will be making both side edges (left and right) narrower by weaving your needle through and pulling tightly. See the process outlined below 🙂

Child Headband

Step 1: Using a weaving method, cinch the ends of one side to make it narrower.

Cinch end to make it narrower

Step 2: Bring the other end up beside the cinched end and repeat the process to cinch the other end to make it narrower too.

Cinch the other side then whipstitch the end together

Step 3: Whipstitch the bottom edge closed and finish off and weave in ends.

After whipstitch and finish off

 

Knot

Step 1: Cinch the ends (by weaving through the ends) to make them narrower on each side of the Knot

Cinch ends first

Step 2: Wrap the knot around the narrow section of the headband and whipstitch (see whipstitch tutorial) the two cinched ends together securely. Finish off and weave in ends.

Knot assembly whipstitch seam

Step 3: The cinched part is worn on the inside of the headband.

done Holiday Spirit Headband Complete

Holiday Spirit Headband #HolidayBlogHop2017

#HolidayBlogHop2017

#redheartyarns

#joycreators

Signature

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.