This pattern happened because I had a customer who sent me a picture and I couldn’t find any patterns that were exactly what I wanted.
So I picked up my hook and went to creating.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: #4 worsted weight such as Yarn Bee Soft Secret (I used Cognac)
Gauge: 12 rows hdc = 3.5 inches, 4 hdc = 1 inch
Hook – E or size needed to obtain gauge
Feather Hackle Pad, HERE for the one I used
Sewing Needle and Thread
Stitches and abbreviations:
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
lpst – loop stitch
st(s) – stitches
sc dec – single crochet decrease
hdc dec – half double crochet decrease
sl st – slip stitch
hk – hook
The loop stitch was new to me. This post from PlanetJune helped me with it. There is a right and left hand video tutorial.
The turning ch does not count as a stitch.
Row 1: Ch 5, hdc in 2nd ch from hk and each across.
Row 2-42 : Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Cut 12 strands of yarn approximately 14 inches each. On one end of the headband, take 2 strands each and pull through between sts in 3 places leaving the strands doubled. Braid the strands and secure the end with another piece of yarn or knot securely. Repeat for the other end. These will be used to secure the headband on the baby.
Round 1: Ch 11, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc 4, hdc in next 4, 6 hdc in last chain. Working down the other side of ch, hdc 4, sc 4, 2 sc in last ch. Do not join.
Round 2: hdc inc in the first 2 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc inc in next 2 sts. Do not join.
Round 3: (sc inc, sc in next st) twice, sc 10, (sc inc, sc in next st) 5 times, sc 8, sc inc, sc next, sc inc in next st. Join.
Round 4: Ch1, hdc in each st around. Join.
Round 5: Ch1, sc 10 st, hdc, [hdc2tog, hdc in next st] 7 times, sc 12 st. Join.
Round 6: Ch1, sc 10, hdc dec 7 times, sc in next 13 st. Join.
Round 7: Ch1, sc dec, sc in next 7 sts, hdc dec 4 times, sc in next 7, sc dec, sc in next 4. Join.
Round 8: Ch1, sc in each st around. Join.
Round 9: Ch 1, turn (you should be looking at the wrong side), lp st around.Join.
Round 10: Ch 1, lp st around. Join.
Round 11: Ch 1, turn. Sc around. Join.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc around. Join and finish off. Weave in ends.
Embellish as desired. I used the embroidery floss to stitch designs on the headband and the moccasins.