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I love the look of a knitted headband- but I still haven’t mastered the art of knitting! I created this interlocking knit look headband pattern using simple crochet stitches and I love it! It can sometimes be difficult to create intricate crochet patterns like those available in knitting, but with a little creativity you can make it look just as fabulous!
As my crochet skills expanded and I discovered this little trick that creates a knitted appearance with crochet stitches, I was very excited. It involves using the “third loop” of the crochet stitch and is a very simple stitch once you figure out which is the correct loop. The tutorial video at the bottom of the post below shows you where the third loop is on your project.
I loved that I could create a multi-colored woven appearance with this pattern, so I made a “Seahawks” themed headband. We must support our Seahawks in this house!
This pattern is just as easily converted into a single color headband, and can be made a bit smaller if that is your preference. My daughter’s headband is only 4 rows each side because she’s much tinier than me!
I think this is a very easy pattern to make, it looks trickier than it really is to make. The video below will show you step by step how to get this look easily!
You will find the pattern below, or you can purchase the convenient ad-free printable PDF in my Etsy shop, HERE.
Interlocking Knit Look Headband
Skill level: Beginner to intermediate
Size: Adult, adjustable to your preferred size
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
Row 1: FHDC 65 stitches. Join to first stitch with sl st. (65)
Note: the number of stitches can be increased or decreased to adjust size.
Row 2: Ch 1, HDC in 3rd loop around. Join to first stitch with sl st. (65)
Row 3: Repeat row 2. (65)
Row 4-6: Join next color. Repeat row 2 three times. Finish off, leaving a long tail for joining.
Repeat part A, but when you join row 1, loop it through the center of part A, interlocking the rings of part A and B.
Joining A and B:
Align the seams of A and B. Using the long tail, stitch together using mattress stitch in the 3rd loop of each side about ⅓ of the way around. Repeat on opposite side of seam using the other long tail, about ⅓ of the way around. This leaves the front twist unstitched, allowing for flexibility. Finish off and weave in ends.
Note: if you do not wish to make this a multi-colored pattern, you may skip the “join next color) part. In this case, you may make each side only 5 rows wide instead of 6 to make a narrower headband if you wish.
Writing this pattern I realized that it was a bit challenging to visualize what I was doing, so I created a video tutorial. I kind of lied at the end of the video, I promised I would show you the finished product, but then I guess I forgot to add that part *insert embarrased emoji face* but here it is. At least I have lots of photos of the finished product! I hope the video helps you!
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