I HAVE CHOSEN TO POST THIS PATTERN FOR A SECOND TIME ON MY BLOG BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE ARE HAVING TROUBLES ACCESSING THE FIRST POST. THE PATTERN IS EXACTLY THE SAME!
I created this headband and pattern when a friend of mine, Jenna, wanted a custom cable headband for the winter! Thank you Jenna for your great idea! This is my favorite fall/winter accessory!
-makes an adult headband for most heads measuring around 21”
NOTE: This pattern is an intermediate pattern because of the use of the front and back post triple crochet stitches to make the cable. I learned how to do these stitches just by watching video tutorials on you-tube.
Crochet hook ‘I’
Simply Soft Yarn
1 or 2 buttons for closure
-sc: single crochet
-hdc: half double crochet
-fptr: front post triple crochet
-bptr: back post triple crochet
-chain 13 (or any number that leaves 4 cable stitches in the middle and an even number of stitches on both sides- So here I wanted 4,4,4 so the ch 13 will make 12 sts)
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain and each remaining chain, turn
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), hdc in each of the remaining 11 sts, turn (12 sts total)
Row 3: ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, fptr in post of each of the next 4 hdc, hdc in each of 4 remaining st, turn
Row 4: ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, bptr in post of each of the 4 fptr, hdc in 4 remaining st, turn
Row 5: ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, skip the next 2 stitches (sts 1 & 2) and fptr in post of 3rdbptr and 4th bptr, then go back to the 2 skipped sts and fptr in the post of the 1st bptr and 2nd bptr (in that order every time- 3, 4, 1, 2), hdc in remaining 4 sts, turn
(*make sure when you do the fptr in the 1st bptr and 2nd bptr, you are doing these over top (or in front of) the 3rd and 4th stitches. This is what gives it the cross-over look*)
Row 6: repeat row 4
Row 7: repeat row 5
Row 8: repeat row 4
Row 9: repeat row 5
-Continue this pattern until the headband measures about 19”-20″ long, finishing with row 4. (about 20 cross-overs)
–Row ? (however long your headband is): repeat row 3
-Hdc 2 rows as the ending edge. Tie off.
Sew in ends and attach button between the 2 hdc rows at the end. When buttoning the headband, I just slip the button through the middle of the 4 cable stitches- there should be a big enough gap.