Sunday, 18 December 2011

Emily's Headband

Emily’s Headband  is a very simple, quick and mindless Tunisian crochet project. 



This pattern is very adaptable and versatile.  Crochet a narrow or a wider band.  For a turban look, crochet a wider headband and then give it a twist or a knot. Wear it too as an ear warmer or maybe pull it down over the head and wear it around the neck as a cowl.   

My pink sample is a very girly version with a crocheted small pink flower.  Its size is 5 cm x 51 cm around (2 in x 20 in). using 22g of DK (8 ply) yarn, 2 strands held together.


Size : Customizable. 

Yarn : Worsted/Aran (10 ply) to Bulky (12 ply) or 2 strands of DK (8 ply) held together
approximately 53 m (58 yards) or more.

Hook : 5 mm hook crochet hook for a narrow headband. If you want to crochet a wider version, you need to have a Tunisian crochet hook to accommodate the extra chains. 

Make a little swatch and adjust crochet hook size accordingly.

Others : Tapestry needle to sew the ends together.

Abbreviation : YO - yarn over, ch - chain.

Skill Level :  Easy - Tunisian Crochet

Customize and chain any number of stitches for the required width.

Example – my sample was ch 9 (approx 5 cm / 2 “ wide).  The instructions given below are for a ch 9 sample.

Foundation Row (forward half) - skip first ch from hook, (draw up a loop in each ch) repeat 8 times, do not turn - at the end, you should have 9 loops on the hook.

Foundation Row (return half) - YO, draw through the first loop on hook, (YO, draw through the next 2 loops on hook) repeat 8 times  – until 1 loop left on the hook 

Row 1 (forward half) – ch 2, skip the first vertical bar, (YO, draw up a loop under the next vertical bar, YO, draw through first two loops on hook, leaving 1 loop on hook) – repeat 8 times across till the end - 9 loops on the hook.

Row 1 (return half) - YO, draw through the first loop on hook, (YO, draw through the next 2 loops on hook) repeat 8 times  – until 1 loop left on the hook.

Repeat Row 1 (forward half and return half) until desired length.

Fasten off, leaving a short length of yarn for sewing the edges together.  Weave in ends. 


If you are not familiar with Tunisian stitch, please check out this video on how to do the Foundation Row (forward half and return half) and also see the Row 1 - Vertical bar



Crochet Small Flower (optional)

Make a magic ring.
In the magic ring, (ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st) repeat 4 times - for a five petals flower.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew the flower on the headband or on a brooch back so that it can be put on and removed.


No blocking is required!


ENJOY !