Ah, it’s November. It feels like it has taken forever to get here, ya know? I saw a post from April shared again on Twitter and could have sworn it was from years ago. Ha! I’m thankful for crochet, keeps me going. Ya know? And it’s nice to have a simple project to work on, like this week’s new Pretty in Gingham Headband.
I love my Pretty in Gingham line, which you probably know. I just love the gingham design, it’s fun and pops and pairs so well with the humble single crochet. And it looks so good in a variety of colors! You can really just have a great time with the colorwork.
And now with this design, it’s super easy and simple. It’s worked as one piece, then you just seam the ends together. I blocked my headband, because sometimes I worry colorwork like this will feels a bit stiff and a nice steam blocking will loosen things up, but my tester didn’t have any issues. I guess that’s just a personal preference but it is an option if you think it’s tight. But, wow, that tight knit will make for a cozy and warm ear warmer.
Anyway, I do hope you like this design. It’s really easy, maybe a little time consuming but if you can do a single crochet and change colors, you can definitely make this pattern. I
I hope where ever you are you’re having a great time and being safe and healthy. Hugs friends. Wash your hands and masks.
Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of making this design, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, I’ve used it many times and it’s always a great worsted acrylic yarn.
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Intermediate (you need to tapestry crochet)
- 17 rows x 18 scs = 4”
Terms/ Stitches used
- RS: right side
- St: stitch
- Ch: chain
- Sc: Single crochet
- This pattern is worked in 1 piece, in back and forth rows with a turn at the beginning/end of the row. The ends are then seamed up to create the twist.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- Every stitch in this pattern is a single crochet. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many scs to make.
- Your headband may need some light blocking.
- In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out the helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
- Color A is cream (Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in Ecru), color B is gold (Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in Gold Heather).
Approx finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
Yarn: Color A: 1.1 oz/ 58 yds | B: .7 oz/ 37 yds
Yarn: Color A: 1.2 oz/ 63 yds | B: .8 oz/ 42 yds
Pretty in Gingham Headband crochet pattern instructions
(RS) Row 1: A: Ch 19, sc into the second ch from the hook and the next 5 sts, B: 2 sc, A: 2 sc, B: 2 sc, A: 6 sc – 18 sc
Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), B: (2), A: (8) – 18 sc
Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (6) – 18 sc
Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), B: (2), A: (8) – 18 sc
Row 5: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (2), A: (2), B: (6), A: (2), B: (2), A: (2) – 18 sc
Row 6: B: Ch 1, turn, (2), A: (2), B: (10), A: (2), B: (2) – 18 sc
Row 7: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (2), A: (2), B: (6), A: (2), B: (2), A: (2) – 18 sc
Row 8: B: Ch 1, turn, (2), A: (2), B: (10), A: (2), B: (2) – 18 sc
Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: 2 sc, A: 2 sc, B: 2 sc, A: 6 sc – 18 sc
Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), B: (2), A: (8) – 18 sc
Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (6) – 18 sc
Row 12: A: Ch 1, turn, (8), B: (2), A: (8) – 18 sc
Rows 13 – 84 (92): repeat rows 5 – 12, 9 (10) times
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block if your headband seems stiff.
With the wrong side facing you, fold rows 1 and 84 (92) in half and put the first st of 1 into the center of the fold of 84 (92) and the fold the rest of 1 around the rest of the 84 (92) row (as shown in the photos below). Squish the two end rows together, use your yarn and needle and go through all four layers you made by folding the ends together. Continue across the row, seaming all four layers in your preferred method of seaming.
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Flip your headband right side out and enjoy!