Two beautiful crochet patterns with challenging stitches for head bands ideal for Spring

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Why two crochet patterns for crocheting headbands?

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Well, last week I was at the sea for a few days. Relax, stroll, along the water, on the pier and along the harbor. It was really enjoyable sunny spring days, cold for the time of the year, but lots of sun. The spring sun can already provide some warmth, but … this time there was also a strong cold wind. Unfortunately I had forgotten a hat, unfortunately I forgot a hat, although I do have some, as you can see when you look further in my blog or on my patterns page. Well, who thinks about bringing a hat when it is springtime?

Of course as always, something I do not forget 🙂, I did bring my bag with crochet supplies, so I got started right away! Since it is spring anyway and I didn’t have too much time, I crocheted 2 new headbands instead of a hat with the yarn I brought with me. I brought some light cotton, off-white and violet, ideal for spring accessories!

In between, when I was not walking or crocheting, I also read two books from the bestselling series “The Seven Sisters” by Lucinda Riley. I enjoyed reading the first 2 books, in one go, such wonderful stories! The books are highly recommended if you also like romance and history. The series really intrigued me, this aside! 🙂. The books were an inspiration for giving names to the two patterns, the “Maia headband”, with reference to the sister from the first book “The seven sisters” and the “Ally headband”, with a link to the sister from the second book “The seven sisters – Storm“.

But now get started as you can quickly crochet these two headbands!

Maia headband

Material

Gauge

Crochet a test piece measuring 10 by 10 cm with double crochets. Start with 24 chain stitches + 2 chain stitches valid as the first double crochet of the next row. Crochet 12 rows.

test piece 10cm x 10 cm

Basic stitches

  • chaines
  • single crochet
  • slip stitch
  • double crochet
  • skewed half double crochet (explained below)
skewed half double crochet

 This stitch probably exists under a different name, but I think this is a very appropriate name. Feel free to provide the correct name for this stitch if you recognize the stitch.(to greet.roose@gmail.com).
You crochet the stitch as follows. First you need to leave 1 stitch from the previous row and then work 3 regular double crochets in the next stitches. Then take a yarn over and insert your crochet hook into the left stitch along the front. Yarn over again and pull through all the loops on your hook in 1 go. Do not tighten the thread too hard so that the previous 3 double crochets do not bulge too much.
 The pictures below make the stitch even clearer and also show what the stitches look like together.

The “Maia headband” pattern

rownrhow to
1start with 16 chains
2turn, start with 2 chain stitches (counts as first double crochet), work 1 double crochet, * leave 1 stitch, work 3 double crochets followed by a skewed half double crochet *, repeat what is between * * 3 more times, crochet 2 more double crochets around to finish the line,
3turn, start with 2 chain stitches (counts as first double crochet), work 1 double crochet, * leave 1 stitch, work 3 double crochets followed by a skewed half double crochet *, repeat what is between * * 3 more times, crochet 2 more double crochets around to finish the line,
4turn, start with 1 chain stitch (counts as first single crochet), work 15 single crochets over the next stitches
repeat rows 2, 3 and 4 until you have crocheted a length that fits the desired circumference. (48 cm for a small size, 50 to 52 cm for medium, try on the headband just before you stop to be sure of the size)
xcrochet the last row together with the first row with slip stitches to close the band. Cut the thread and seam the loose threads. Turn the band from the inside to the outside so you can see a nicer seam on the outside!

Ally headband

Material

  • hook nr 4
  • dops safran pruim (or any other shade of course), 1 ball is sufficient (for a diameter of 26 cm)

Stitches

  • foundation chain with single crochets
  • single crochet
  • chain stitches
  • stokjes

Gauge

Crochet a test piece measuring 10 by 10 cm with double crochets. For this you work 24 chain stitches + 2 chain stitches valid as double crochet for the next row. Crochet 12 rows.

test piece 10cm x 10 cm.

Stitches

Basics
  • chain stitches
  • foundation chain with single crochets
  • single crochet
  • slip stitch
  • double crochet

Below, two stitch groups A and B are described in detail step by step and shown via photos.

Stitch group A
 step 1, 2, en 3 Pull in through the next 3 stitches so that you have 4 loops on the needle as you can see in step 3.
 step 4, 5 stretch the thread through the 1st loop as if you were crocheting a chain stitch. You still have 4 loops on the needle
 step 6 Pull the thread through the next 2 loops, you will have 3 loops on the needle after this step
 step 7 Pull the thread through the next 2 loops again, you have 2 more loops on the needle
 step 8 Pull the thread through the next 2 loops again, you have 1 more loop on the needle
 step 9 Work a single crochet on the first loop closest to the needle.
 step 10 Crochet a 2nd single crochet on the next loop closest to the hook.
 step 11 Crochet a 3rd single crochet on the next loop closest to the hook.
Stitch group B
  Step 1, 2 Make a double crochet on the third stitch.
  Step 3 Crochet a double crochet on the 4th stitch
  Step 4 Crochet a double crochet on the 1st stitch, do this along the front of the work. So you see this stick appear along the front and the previous two sticks disappear from the back, as it were.
  Step 5 Crochet a double crochet on the 2nd stitch just like in the previous step.

The “Ally headband” pattern

row nrhow to
1start with a foundation chain of 19 sc
2start with 2 chain stitches (counts as the first double crochet in the row), then work through stitch group A, stitch group B, stitch group A, stitch group B, stitch group A, stitch group B, last crochet a double crochet
repeat row 2 as much as necessary until you have the correct height (48 cm size small, 50 to 52 cm for size medium, just before you stop)
xcrochet both ends together with slip stitches, turn the band, and you’re done!

The end

Have fun crocheting and of course wearing one or both of these headbands!

xox Greet

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