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« on: October 30, 2011 02:14:05 PM »

I was recently commissioned to make a flowered headband to imitate a knitted version. I couldn't find a suitable pattern, so I made one up. My first attempt didn't yield the shape that I wanted - I was going for the shape of the popular calorimetry - and I didn't want to frog it for fear of ruining the yarn. I made a second attempt that was more successful, and I actually took the time to write down what I did. I can't post the pattern for the flower as it's from a book (100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet), but you can use any flower pattern that you want. There is no button on the headband in the pictures because I'm waiting to find out what color the recipient wants. I hope the instructions are clear - I've never written a pattern for anyone else's use.




Finished dimensions: 22x6 (with overlap for button closure). Size can be adjusted by increasing or reducing the number of rows in the middle.
Materials needed:
-H hook (5.00mm)
-approx. 210 yards (190m, 100g) worsted weight yarn (I used Patons Classic Wool)
-yarn needle
-button(s)

Ch. 11
Row 1. dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in nxt 7 ch
Row 2. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 7 sts, dc in 3rd ch
Row 3. turn, ch 2, bpdc in nxt 7 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 4. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 3 sts, 2 fpdc in nxt st, fpdc in nxt 3 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 5. turn, ch 2, bpdc across, dc in turning ch
Row 6. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 3 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 3 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 7. turn, ch 2, bpdc across, dc in turning ch (all odd rows will follow this pattern until you get to the buttonhole will be noted as bpdc row)
Row 8. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 4 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 4 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 9. bpdc row
Row 10. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 5 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 5 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 11. bpdc row
Row 12. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 6 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 6 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 13. bpdc row Row 14. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 7 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 7 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 15. bpdc row
Row 16. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 8 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 8 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 17. bpdc row
Row 18. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 9 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 9 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 19. bpdc row
Row 20. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 10 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 10 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 21. bpdc row
Row 22. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 11 sts, 2 fpdc in each of nxt 2 sts, fpdc in nxt 11 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 23. bpdc row
Row 24. fpdc across, dc in turning ch (no increase)
Row 25. bpdc across, dc in turning ch Repeat rows 24 and 25 for a total of 16 rows of no increases (rows 24-39).
Row 40. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 11 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 11 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 41. bpdc row
Row 42. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 10 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 10 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 43. bpdc row
Row 44. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 9 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 9 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 45. bpdc row
Row 46. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 8 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 8 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 47. bpdc row
Row 48. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 7 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 7 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 49. bpdc row
Row 50. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 6 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 6 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 51. bpdc row
Row 52. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 5 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 5 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 53. bpdc row
Row 54. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 4 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 4 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 55. bpdc row
Row 56. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 3 sts, fpdc2tog twice, fpdc in nxt 3 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 57. bpdc row
Row 58. turn, ch 2, fpdc in nxt 3 sts, fpdc2tog once, fpdc in nxt 3 sts, dc in turning ch
Row 59. bpdc row
Row 60. turn, ch 2, fpdc in each st across, dc in turning ch
Row 61. turn, ch 1, sc in each st across, sc in turning ch
Row 62. turn, ch 1, sc in nxt 2 sts, ch 3 and skip nxt 3 sts, sc in nxt 2 sts, sc in turning ch
Row 63. turn, ch 1, sc in each st and each ch across, sc in turning ch
Finish off.
Block.
Join yarn along edge, sc a border around headband.
Add a button, or two if you want your headband to be adjustable.
Decorate with a crocheted/knitted flower or buttons.

The pattern is also on my blog.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011 06:30:51 PM »

I thought it was a hat (thumbnail) until I clicked on the link. 
This is so very pretty and I was excited to see this was crocheted - I can't knit, but I can do this!
Thank you for sharing your pattern!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011 06:36:31 PM »

I too thought it was a hat! But I like it. Very pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011 06:38:36 PM »

I will surely try this! Lovely work!
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011 08:29:01 AM »

Thanks! It's about 6 inches wide, and my 'model' has a small head. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011 09:32:22 AM »

Beautiful pattern! Thank you so much for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011 03:43:28 PM »

This is really pretty.  Elegant. 

My model heads are small too!  I wonder why they make child-size heads for adult manikins...
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011 08:36:53 AM »

inez, thanks for sharing your creation.  Truly great minds must think alike.  (And it's a little freaky, too.)  I am certainly not trying to take away from your beautiful creation, but this was so coincidental and bizarre that I had to share.

I have never been able to master knitting, and I prefer the knitted look of a calorimetry/headband/earwarmer.  Wanting to make one for my teenage daughter and after unsuccessfully searching online for a pattern, I decided to create my own this past weekend.

The premise of my pattern is exactly the same, but I used a larger hook (therefore fewer beginning chains and number of rows), and I decreased a bit differently (one at a time versus two).  Other than that, there isn't much difference.

If any of you tries this pattern, I emphasize the blocking step.  My sample wanted to curl inward until it was steamed flat.

My flower is from this pattern:  http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60020.html

Here are a few pics of mine.  Please disregard the model.  She is having a bad-hair day.




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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011 09:02:51 AM »

That's awesome! I'm glad that you decided to share, Jennyleigh. These flowered headbands are all the rage right now. A trendy teenager is the reason I ended up making one, too.  Cheesy  The first one I made, that was how I did the increases/decreases - every row. But, with a smaller gauge, I ended up with a more rectangular shape.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011 03:33:37 PM »

I love this! I just made a few utilitarian ski headbands but this one is so much prettier. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
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