Hey friends! Thanks for checking out my blog! Today is my first blog post and I’m so excited to start this little journey. Since it’s my first blog post, it only seemed fitting to share the first pattern I ever wrote, the Crossover Headband. If you’ve been following me on Instagram for awhile then you may have seen it come out last year. The Crossover Headband is a super cute, cozy, simple, and easy headband that’s great if you’re just learning crochet! It’s super beginner friendly!
How’s the weather where you’re at? If its anything like Missouri’s weather, then it’s still deciding what season it wants to be. Ha! Which calls for a pattern that’s perfect for those wintery days that like to linger around and the chilly spring trying to make way.
This pattern is so easy and quick it’d be perfect for craft fairs and shows! You can easily make a ton of these in a couple days and be all set for your show!
Let’s get started!
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Pattern for headband
Difficulty: Any beginner could make this!
Sizing: The size for this headwrap fits an adult head or 21 inches in circumference. Finished length, before sewing together, is 19 inches long. To make a smaller or larger size just subtract or add rows before and after the crisscross portion.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 50 yards of size 6 super bulky weight yarn. ( I used Lionbrand’s Hometown USA.)
- US N15/10 mm crochet hook
- A yarn needle
- A pair of scissors
Abbreviations: in US crochet terms
- Ch= Chain
- SC= Single crochet
- HDC= Half double crochet
Note: The Ch 1 at the end of each row does not count as a stitch.
Instructions for the headband.
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from hook, HDC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn. (6 HDC)
Rows 2-12: HDC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn. (6 HDC)
Right now your work should measure about 8 inches.
Now we will start the crisscross portion of the headwrap.
Row 13: HDC in the first 3 stitches. Ch1 and turn. (3 HDC) (Figure A.)
Rows 14-19: HDC in all 3 stitches. Ch1 and turn. (3 HDC)
When you finish Row 19, finish off and cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch tail to be woven in later on. (Figure B.) At this point, your work should measure 12 inches.
Reattach yarn with a HDC in the 1st unworked stitch of Row 12 to start Row 13. (Figure C.)
Row 13: HDC in the 3 unworked stitches of Row 12. Ch1 and turn. (3 HDC) (Figure D.)
Rows 14-19: HDC in all 3 stitches. Ch1 and turn. (3 HDC) (Figure E.)
Next, we will take the 2 separate strips and cross them over each other. Make sure the outside corners of the strips are next to each other. Then we will start Row 20 like normal working in all 6 stitches. (Figures F & G.)
Row 20: HDC in all 6 stitches. (HDC in first 3 stitches then when you come to the other 3 stitches just HDC in those 3 stitches like normal.) (6 HDC.) Ch1 and turn. (Figure H.)
Rows 21-31: HDC in all 6 stitches. (6 HDC.) Ch1 and turn.
When you finish Row 31, cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch tail to be woven in later. Finish off. The length should measure 19 inches.
Now using the tails from the beginning and end of the headwrap, sew the two ends of the headband together. Weave in and hide all tails.
Now we’re going to add a SC border to the edge to make it look cleaner and straighter. Although this part is optional if you’d rather not add it.
To do this reattach your yarn with a SLP ST at the seam of your headwrap. When you SC make sure you have 3 Sc per 2 rows of HDC. This will keep your border stretchy without rippling. When you get to the “V’s” where the headband crosses over each other, SLP ST in the 3 spaces that make up the “V”. Continue SC around to the beginning SC stitch and SLP ST. Cut the yarn leaving a 6-inch tail and weave in and hide the tail.
Now you’re finished! That’s all! Easy right? Now go rock your headband looking all cute and cozy!
I really hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you did, leave a comment below! If you have any questions please leave them below I’d be happy to answer them.
I can’t wait to see all of your creations with this pattern! Feel free to tag me on social media if you share your pictures! I would love to see your Crossover Headbands! If you’d like to follow me on social media you can find the links to my accounts at the top of the webpage or screen you’re viewing!
Thanks for joining me today! Have a fantastic day and happy crocheting!
As always you’re more than welcome to sell any items made with this pattern. I do ask that you refer back to me and my blog. Thank you!