In my part of the world it’s pretty cold right now and we are headed for the longest short month of the year. You know, when all you want is for the weather to break and February is super stubborn.
I’ve been using headwraps this winter, and even though I am a little slow to adopt the craze, I still think they have been the accessory to have this year. I have a spare shoved into my bag at all times and they take up way less space than hats. Which we all know, I do not wear.
The free pattern for this headwrap can be found here.
I made mine with her Resilient Superwash wool. PS ~ this is where I got all the sari silk recycled yarn a few months ago.
It’s a tad on the expensive side, but wowsers I love that wool. I’ve been making socks with it, and 1 skein will make a pair of socks and a matching headwrap.
The other day, Miss Cortini came into work with this one and I thought it was pretty cute.
It looked like knitting, but it’s actually crochet. It’s hdc behind the back loop (not a bphdc), so it pulls the top loops forward. Kind of interesting.
Naturally, I decided to make my own take on it.
Would you like another free pattern? A two-fer today, woot.
Lion Brand Homespun yarn
rnd 1 – ch 45, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, then hdc 41 to end, 4 hdc in beg ch, then hdc back down the opposite side of the ch and make 3 hdc in end (makes 4 on that end too) join, ch 2, do not turn (or work in continuous rounds ~ your choice)
rnd 2 thru 4 – tilt your work towards you so you can hdc in the loop behind the back loop (that’s what makes it look like a knit stitch) and continue on with behind the back loop hdc on the long sides; on the ends where you have 4 stitches on the previous row make dc, dc & tr, tr & dc, dc still working the loop behind the back loop
rnd 5 – continue on with the hdc st, but on the ends switch to dc& tr, tr & tr, tr & tr, tr & dc in those 4 end stitches
rnd 6 – switch to sl st in the loop behind the back loop, join and voila ~ done.
Add your favorite flower, or not. Add a cluster of buttons instead, or any other embellishment, or not.
Then sew on a big button near one end to be your clasp.
Finally…snap a late night selfie when you get it done…
Happy hooking 🙂
7 thoughts on “crochet:: headwraps are all the rage”
So great, and I love the way you (and Chandi) are wearing these – with real panache 🙂 I’m going to try your version first, ok?
Panache? Panache!! You make me feel so fancy 🙂 I don’t think I’ve ever had panache before.
I’d love it if you tried my pattern. I wrote it quickly and for the more advanced hooker (not a lot of detail). Let me know what you think ~ and pictures please.
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Ok – done. I LOVE IT. I’ve sent you pics via facebook – it’s night here so they aren’t good but you’ll get the idea. It was quick and easy to make, what a pity I can’t wear it out and about for the next couple of months……. ❤
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Thank you thank you thank you!! Now you have panache too 🙂
Interesting stitch. It really does look like knitting. I must try it. Your headwrap looks lovely – very pretty yarn.
I thought it looked really interesting too. Thanks for visiting Jane 🙂