Here it is! The Astrid Headband created using the cable stitch from the tutorial I posted in last Saturday’s Stitch Explorers! The Astrid Headband is named after the stars of course, and it means gorgeous goddess, which is what you will look like wearing it!
The video for the cable stitch is here if you need help working through it, but the full written pattern is below. It is very easy to follow and just a one row repeat, which makes it a fast day project. It probably takes around 30 minutes to make one of these, and uses less than 1/2 a skein of yarn. I made two and still have yarn left over!Astrid Headband
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Beginner to Easy
12 hdc = 4” (10 cm)
Create a chain of 14, hdc 1 in 3rd ch from hook and in ea ch across (12 hdc), ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in each st across.
Any worsted weight yarn (4), I used Denim in Color by Yarn Bee in Ivory
Hook Size: 6 mm USA J, or equivalent to achieve gauge.
Suggested Yarn Details:
50% Acrylic & 50% Cotton – 3.5 oz, 157 yds per one cake.
less than 1/2 a skein.
dc – double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 (2 times).
hdc – half double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.
lhdc – long half double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated st, draw up a long loop *yo, insert hook in same st, draw up a loop* two more time, yo, draw through 6 loops, yo, draw through 2 loops – 1 puff created.
create a slip knot. ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain. yo, draw up a loop. ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook. (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1. yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).
|hdc||half double crochet|
|lhdc||long half double crochet|
|fsc||foundation single crochet|
|sl st||slip stitch|
|*…*||rep instructions between asterisk however many times indicated.|
3.5 ” x 19-20″ approximately
Adjusting the Size:
To make it smaller: reduce starting fsc row by 4 fsc.
To make it larger: increase starting fsc row by 4 fsc.
To increase the height: Repeat row 2 until you get the height you'd like, then continue on to row 6, 7, & 8.
Pattern Notes – Please Read
- Pattern is worked in multiples of 4 + 2
- Pattern is worked in the round, with turns.
- Skipped stitch at beginning of repeat is same as t-ch
- First stitch of each round is made in same as t-ch, unless otherwise indicated.
- Keep a loose tension on the long half double crochets.
- Pattern is written for 19″ head with negative ease stretches to 22″, adjustments to size are made by decreasing or increasing by 4 fsc.
Astrid Headband Pattern
Round 1: Fsc 64, join, ch 2 – 64 fsc (go ahead and weave in the tail, joining the bottom fsc 1st and last stitch together)
Round 2: *sk 1 st, dc 1 in next 3 sts, lhdc 1 in skipped st,* rep *…* to end of round, join in first dc with sl st, ch 2, turn – 64 sts.
Round 3-5: Repeat round 2.
Round 6: Ch 1, hdc 1 in each stitch, cut tie off and weave in tail – 64 hdc.
Round 7: Turn work so fsc row is on top, join yarn in first st closest to starting st, ch 1, hdc 1 in same as join and in ea st around, join in ch 1 – 64 hdc.
Cut, tie off, and weave in all tails
Congratulations! You’re finished!
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