Friday, September 6, 2013

Free Pattern/Tutorial - Knot Knitted Headband


This is something I've been putting off for years. Starting a blog. Its exciting designing one and coming up with post ideas, then you realize you have no idea how to start a first post.
So to introduce myself to the world of blogging I'm writing up a tutorial for this beautiful headband just in time for the fall season. Enjoy!

Here is my Knot Knitted Headband

Materials:
4 ply acrylic yarn
 size K hook a button (1 inch or larger)

Stitches used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
bphdc = back post half double crochet
fsc = foundation sc

**CORRECTIONS have been made to this pattern. Thank you Rachel!

 losely ch 55 sts



R1 - sc in second ch from hook, sc in each stitch across












Turn work so you will have sc facing the bottom and bottom of ch facing up.

LOOSELY sl st across the bottom of the beginning ch. DO NOT JOIN











R2 - sc in the same st as the last sl st.
 3 bphdc around first sc, bpdc in each sc to last st, Begin 3 bphdc in next st, bphdc around to the first set of 3 bphdc. (you will make an increase at each end of 2 sts by adding the group of 3)





This is the first group of 3 bphdc

Continue working bphdc around each sc to the end of the R. 3 bphdc in last stitch.









For Rs 3-6 continue bphdc in each stitch and 3 bphdc in middle of each set of 3.










R7 Work bphdc to the opposite end. Stop at the stitch before the first bphdc in the set of 3.
Working IN the last bphdc (see pic 2 below) insert hook and work 3 fsc. You could just ch 3 but doing a fsc will give the button hole more durability.









Skip set of 3 bphdc and continue bphdc in each stitch to the end of R7. End off, add a big button and sew in the ends!











To make it larger/smaller:
 Just add or remove stitches to the starting chain. 

To make it thiner:
Add more stitches to the starting chain and take away a few rows. 

Example:
If you want to make it a inch larger/smaller just add/remove about 3-4 chains to the starting chain.

Hope you enjoy my FIRST tutorial! Please let me know what you think and if you decide to use it I'd love to see pictures of your finished work!

By the way- feel free to sell your finished items. 

If you have any issues or trouble making it I'd be more than happy to help! 


58 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!! I can't wait to make my own!!

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    1. Let me know how it goes! I'd love to see pictures! :)

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    2. Hi cassie i was just wondering if you could do a video on this and do you have to use acrylic yarn please help me n is the pattern for your fall shawl available. Id buy it if i have to

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  2. Great pattern and instructions. You should add this post to some of the link parties out there like Annemarie's Haakblog, or Crochet Blvd. Your photos are also perfect for CraftGawker. These can spread the word about your nice blog. Best of luck.

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    1. Thank you Frances! I'll look into it! :)

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    2. Could you possibly tell me about how much ww acrylic yarn this project takes? I'm trying to do some figuring with my leftover skeins.

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  3. I like this and want to try it. It looked like there was a top for it in the first photo I looked at, but I see that it is a band around the head. Please think about adding a top to it so that you could also make a hat in the same style. Thanks for the pattern. Kathleen

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  4. Very beautiful headband and tutorial! I think I'll try it and maybe it could be a candidate for a Christmas present.
    Thank you for sharing

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  5. I love this headband! I'm going to try to make one tonight! I will send you a picture of the finished product.

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  6. Ok...no picture to show. I had a hard time with this and it turned out to be a very thick headband. Probable becaus the pattern I printed yesterday said FPHDC and now it says BPHDC! Also in R2 it says...bpdc in each sc to last st. Do you mean bphdc. I was wondering why the wrong side of the pattern looked more like your picture. :) I will try again.

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  7. Sorry for the mis-spelling. I meant probably and because. I should not try to do this at work. :)

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  8. I noticed that you have bphdc, but when describing it, it says front post double crochet. I started out doing the front post, because I wasn't sure which was the right way, but realized that it had to be back post. You might want to change it :)

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  9. I seriously can't believe how many mistakes I wrote out! Thanks guys for letting me know..they should be fixed! I am so sorry. Will be sure to triple check next time! :)

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  10. So is it knit....or is it crochet...? :\ The title is misleading.

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    1. It is crochet but has sort of a knitted look to it hence the title: the knot (not) knitted headband. ;)

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    2. Aaaahh, now I see. Cute pattern!

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  11. I am in love with this look! I am going to make one today for my baby girl!

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  12. This is so cute. First headband i have wanted to try! Thank you so much!!

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  13. I so love this pattern!! Is it all possible for you to make a quick YouTube video showing how you start row 2? I'm more a knitter that dabbles in crochet so I am so lost when you say "3 bphdc around first sc." The pictures are wonderful and really help but I'm stuck on row 2 :( I tried looking up other videos but I couldn't figure out how to apply it to this specific pattern because I'm a noob lol. Thank you so much for this cute pattern!

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    1. Thanks Stephie! I wouldn't even know where to begin on a video. Sorry!
      Maybe this will help.
      Instead of crocheting just 1 stitch around the sc you'll do 3 complete sts around 1 sc.

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    2. I don't get this part either. By around do you mean through the sc you make or into the same stitch as the sc? Every time I try the ends come out round instead of pointed.

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  14. Just made one (2:47am??!!) and I'm in love with it. Will add a picture when I put on a button. Good thinking, suggesting a foundation single crochet for the button hole. What size button did you use?

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    1. Thank ya mam! I used a 1" button. You could probably get away with a larger/smaller size depending on how you crochet. :)
      Can't wait to see a picture!

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  15. Hi, I'm Amy, I have a crochet site called Crochet Jewel! I really love your crochet patterns! I started a crochet directory on my site and I wanted to know if you would be interested in adding one or more of your patterns on Crochet Jewel. I will feature your crochet photo and direct link on my siite, my facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest! I would only show your photo and link, but the viewer will have to go to your site to see the pattern, so you get all the credit! I average a few thousand or more viewers daily with my own patterns I created. This will give you more viewers to your site! You would Just go to this link and add your pattern. Hope to see you there! http://crochetjewel.com/?page_id=4435

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  16. Hi,
    Love this earwarmer! I'm a newbie at crocheting and I do have a question.
    Is there a way to not make the earwarmer curve around. Rather just have straight edges as I think it would be more masculine for "my three sons".
    I appreciate your help and anser.
    Thanks so much.

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    1. The only thing I could tell you to try is to chain enough to go around their head, slip stitch together and work hdcs the same way you would in the pattern. No increases.
      Let me know if that helps!

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  17. How do you keep it from curling? Mine curled right up. Am I doing something wrong?

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    1. Are you increasing on each end?
      Are your stitches tight?
      I'm not sure what else it could be.... :/

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    2. The top and bottom are curling together. I am using a hook one size down from yours, maybe that is making the difference.

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  18. Mine curled up too, I tried stretching it out, hopefully it will stay flat when its on... Maybe I should have crocheted more loosely? Used worsted weight and K hook as suggested...

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  19. Crocheting loosely solves the curling problem and makes it look more "knitted". I made 5 of these already and added flowers to some of them. Thanks for the great pattern!

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  20. Thanks! The knitted threw me off. lol I'm glad it is NOT knitted. Thanks again!

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  22. Hi, love your headwrap just one ? When you say back post do you mean back loop cuz way to tight when you try it in back post. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Hi, I've never done the fsc before and all the instructions I look at are starting a project so I'm not sure how to do it at the end of a project. Any help would be greatly aporeciated!

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    1. Nevermind, I figured it out. Love the pattern by the way!

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  24. Hi, just looking for clarification on Rounds 3-6. Your pattern says to "continue bphdc in each stitch and 3 bphdc in the middle of each set of three." Is this another way of saying, "bphdc in the next 3 stitches, 3 bphdc in one stitch, repeat"?

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    1. This video can help you but this is in spanish,
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuJMtRLBo64

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  25. Hi there, Thanks for the great pattern! I just made it and here is a picture in this post: http://exploreandexpress-sheila.blogspot.de/2014/02/still-sketching.html

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  26. How long is the scarf as written?

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  27. Thanks a lot for your tutorial and your ideas! Kisses from Barcelona

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  28. Can someonr please do a youtube video on this and get back to me with the link

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    1. Here is a link of youtube video but this is in Spanish ,
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuJMtRLBo64

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  30. When you made this, how long was the finished product? Mine turned out wayyy short, like 16" and won't even come lose to fitting around my head. Did I do something wrong or do I need to just increase my starting chain?

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  31. I saw some headbands similar to this machine made and selling cheaply and knew I'd be able to find a pattern to make my own... Thank you for sharing this!

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  32. Has anybody made a video for this. Pattern yet im so lost i still cant make it

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    1. I've found only one video done by a lovely Hispanic lady,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuJMtRLBo64.

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  33. Hi there, thanks for pattern. I just wondered if you could post a picture of someone wearing it? I just wanted to see the placement of button and how it was worn on the head. Thanks

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  34. I've made about 8 of these, I love the pattern. I modified the pattern a little for child/toddler size. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Does anyone have an estimate of the final length of this?

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  36. I'm looking for a little help w this pattern. Have a customer requests for this product, but not real sure where the 3bphdc goes on each round. I have tried this pattern multiple time.
    Please help.

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  37. I'm looking for a little help w this pattern. Have a customer requests for this product, but not real sure where the 3bphdc goes on each round. I have tried this pattern multiple time.
    Please help.

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    1. Size K (look right above the beginning of the instructions/pics).

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  39. Cute headband, do you have clearer instructions? The photos are vague and so are the instructions. Thank you

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  40. Works like a dream - thank you for a lovely cosy pattern

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