I’m so excited to be a part of the Love Notions Handmade Holiday Tour this week! Today I’m sharing my first-ever free crochet pattern with you: a ribbed headband that looks like it’s knit. It’s the perfect December project for after the kids go to bed and your all snuggled up and ready for a Christmas movie. You can get one of these done in a night if you already know how to crochet! And if you’re a newbie to crochet, it’s a great satisfying project that can give you the look of knitting if you’re not ready to try that quite yet.
My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was about 10 or 11 years old. Soon after, my mom taught me how to knit. While I love both, I still find myself going back to crochet the most. But I love the look of a thick and chunky ribbed knit! What’s a girl to do? I never knew you could make crochet look like knit…but you can and it is way easier than it looks.
Ready for an quick project that makes a great gift? Here’s how I made mine:
-1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (I used Oatmeal. You can also use a chunky brand that is similar in weight–this is just what I had on hand and my favorite!)
-Size N/9mm Crochet Hook
Ch – Chain
St – Stitches
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
Blo – Back loop only
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and slip stitch in the back loop only in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn. (14 st)
Row 2: Yo and insert hook into the next loop below from your last row, then Sl st through all loops on your hook. Repeat across. Ch 1 and turn.
Here’s a photo of what I mean when by the next loop below:
See the loop right above my thumb? That’s where you’ll insert your hook and sl st through.
Row 3-41: Repeat Row 2.
Row 42: Repeat Row 2 to end, do NOT Ch 1 and turn. Instead, pull yarn through and leave a long tail.
Finishing: choose which side you’d like to be your “right” side (the side that will face out when you wear it). With right sides together and short ends matching, thread your yarn needle with the tail that you left in the last row. Sew up your back seam. Weave in ends. Turn it right side out and get ready to stay warm this winter!
If you have any questions please let me know–and if you make one tag me over on Instagram!
The picture above almost looks like a messy bun beanie because my hair blends in. I paired my new headband with my new Love Notions Oakley vest that *gasp* I haven’t blogged about yet!
This is an early version of View B, and I also made a furry view A. I’m waiting to share the details here until I get View C sewn up. Stay tuned!
Don’t forget to check out the other lovely ladies on the Handmade Holiday tour and share what you’re making this season!
Monday: Handmade Boy
The Wholesome Mama
Four seasons and a Roadtrip
Sew Shelly Sew
Tuesday: Third Shift Creations
Handcrafted by RED
All Things Katy!
Wednesday: My Heart Will Sew On
Thursday: Sprouting JubeJube
Sew Like a Sloth
Princesse et trésors
Ruby Rue Creations
Thanks for reading!