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Crochet Headband Earcover with flower

Easy winter crocheted headband with decorative border and a crocheted flower accent

Easy written pattern instructions for a crochet winter headband
Easy pattern for crocheted winter headband

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First make a plain headband by using worsted weight yarn and an I crochet hook.  Directions below

Chain 66

Row 1) Half double crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook  and in each of the remaining chains.  ( 65 hdc made)

Row 2)  Chain 2 and turn.  Half double crochet in the back loop only of each stitch across

Row 3) Chain 2 and turn.  Half double crochet in the front loop only of each stitch across

Rows 4, 6 & 8) Chain 2 and turn.  Half double crochet in the back loop only of each stitch across

Rows 5, 7 & 9) Chain 2 and turn.  Half double crochet in the front loop only of each stitch across

Using your crochet hook, slip stitch the row ends together to form a tube.  Cut yarn and weave in ends.

With a contrasting color, attach the yarn some where near your seam.  Ch1 and single crochet in the same stitch as your join.  You will now begin the Reverse Single Crochet (or Crab stitch or Crawl stitch) Single crochet in the next stitch to the right.  Continue around the headband in this direction.  Fasten yarn.

Repeat the same process for the top of the headband.

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Make the Flower

You can use any flower pattern you like.  This is how I made mine.

Chain 2

Round 1–In the first chain made, make 5 half double crochet.  Join in the first stitch made.

Round 2 — * Chain 3, in the next stitch, double crochet, triple crochet, double crochet, chain 3 and slip stitch *  Repeat from * around until you have made 5 petals.

Round 3- – You will now add loops behind the petals for the back layer you will make in the next round. * Chain 3, in the back of your work slip stitch around the post of the first triple crochet to your left.*  Repeat from * around  (6 chain spaces made)

Round 4 — * chain 4, in the chain space made in the previous round, make 3 triple crochet, chain 4 and slip stitch *  Repeat from * in the remaining 5 chain spaces you made in the previous round. (6 petals made)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail and fasten off.

Place the flower over the seam and sew to your headband.

Weave in all your ends and enjoy :)

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Little Boys Crochet Slippers on the fly

Preschooler size crochet slippers

We were in a predicament.  My grandson was visiting, he likes to ‘do laundry’ and apparently without my noticing dropped his socks into the washer while I was putting in a load.  Predictably his feet got cold and he asked if I still had the slippers that I made him last winter.  I don’t so he wanted new slippers with blue and green in them.

Last year I made him slippers that were crocheted flat and then sewn together.  He had fits wearing those because the hem annoyed him and he was convinced there was something in them.

So what to do for slippers?  A video by Hectanooga came to mind.  I have a  drawer of baby bunny slippers  (waiting to have the ears sewn on) that I made from watching one of her videos.   There are probably several  kid slippers on her website or YouTube channel but I was in a hurry and figured with all that I’ve learned from her I would give it a shot.

So while he sat on my bed watching a Halloween special I grabbed some heavy worsted weight scrap yarn, a 5 mm hook, measured a cold foot and starting hooking these up.

By the time his show was over and long before that load of laundry was dry,  he had two slippers (he actually wore the first while I made the second!).

Bray’s foot measured 6″ long so I made

  1. a magic circle and made 6 HDC’s in it joined and turned
  2. ch1, made 2 hdc’s per st (12) joined, turned,
  3. ch1, *1 hd in nxt, 2hdc in nxt*, joined, turned (18)   It was still looking a little small so…
  4. ch1, *1 hdc in ea of the nxt 2, 2 hdc in nxt* join, turn (24 hdc)
  5. That looked good so I continued until it measured 3″ long, changed colors
  6.   quit joining so essentially ch1, hdc across (24) turn
  7. Repeated row 6 until they measured just a hair under 6″ long and slip stitched the ends closed with my hook.

Then he asks if they can have yellow in them so wala, a row of single crochet in yellow around the opening.

Free Pattern for knitted earflap hats

Knitted Earflap Hat Pattern- Youth -Adult Medium

This will make an earflap hat that will fit a ten yr old thru adult with a 21”-24” head.  To make hat larger use larger needles.  When I have made these and planned on lining them I have used a size 9 needle.

  • 5 size US8 DPN’s . I use DPN’s for the earflaps and then move all the stitches to a 21” circular needle. You may continue with DPN’s, use a circular, magic loop, traveling loop, or whatever method you are most comfortable with. If you only have straight needles and want to knit this flat you can also do that. The only difference will be when you finish the hat you will need to seam the top and up the back of the hat. This variation is at the end of this pattern.
  • About 110 yards Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Something to mark the end of your rows.  You can use stitch markers–I just use a piece of yarn with a loop in it.

Gauge – Earflaps (knit flat) 3.96 st per 1″ / In the round (hat) 5 stitches per inch.

The Pattern- Knit in the Round

Ear flaps
First you make the earflaps. To begin cast on 4 stitches

Row 1- k all (RS)

Row 2- Slip 1st st, p rest(WS)

Row 3- Slip 1st stitch, k, M1, (I use M1R for an invisible inc. KnittingHelp.com has a demo here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases), k 1, M1, k last st

Row 4- and rest of even rows- slip 1st st, P all

Row 5 and remainder of odd rows – sl 1st st, k1, M1R, k until there are 2 st left, M1R, k2 until you have 24 stitches on the needle

Last row – when you have 24 stitches on the needle- continue with a purl all row, cut yarn leaving a long tail, and either set the needle aside or move the stitches to a holder.

Repeat for second earflap but DO NOT CUT Yarn

Hat
With second earflap on needle and the final Purl all row completed, cast on (the finished project will look better if you use a cable or alternate cable cast on) 24 stitches (this is for the front of the hat).

K1,P1across the 24stitches (this will be the front of your hat) and K all across the (24) earflap stitches.

CO 9 stitches for the back of the hat

Knit across the 1st earflap and join

Continue knitting in stocking net stitch. Place marker after knitting 9th stitch at back of hat.  This will mark the end of your round.  Knit in stockingette around, with your K1, P1 across the front of the hat for 3-5 rows.  After those three rows continue in stockingnette until hat (measured at front) is 6″ tall (for men or anyone without a lot of hair) or 7″ for a slouchier hat (or for people with longer hair).  You can do a plain stocking net stitch here, add stripes, checkerboard or whatever you desire.

Begin decreases:
Round 1: K 8, K2tog around

Round 2 (and all even rows) K all

Round 3: K7, K2tog around

Round 5: K6, K2tog around

Round 7: K5, K2tog around

Round 9: K4, K2tog around

Round 11: K3, K2tog around

R 13: K2, K2tog around

R 15: K1, K2tog around

R 17: K2tog around cut a tail 6″-12″ long.  Thread tail yarn in a large needle and work it through remaining stitches.  Pull and fasten.  Weave ends into inside (WS) of hat.

Finishing:
Use a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook to single crochet your contrast color around the hat and join by ss in your first sc.

Braided Ties- (optional)

For each braid cut 18 strands of yarn that are 15″ long.  Pull them through bottom of earflap with crochet hook, divide into 3 sections and braid.  Fasten off and repeat process for second braid.

 To Knit this flat on two straight needles-

Follow directions for earflaps.

Cast on new stitches (as above) for front and back of hat but you will not be able to join. Knit on the knit sides and purl on the wrong side.

Begin decreases, K on the odd rows and P on the even rows.

Fasten off in same manner as listed above except leave a much longer tail of yarn and seam the back of the hat closed.

 

 

 

 

 

Crochet Headband/Ear Cover…how easy is this?!

Even a beginner can make this in less than a couple hours.

Crochet headband-make it in an hour Easy Crochet Ear Cover - Make it in an hour

I wanted to practice my half double crochet and I had a softball sized amount of pink Red Heart yarn that someone had given me. Without even realizing that I would create something useful I chained up 65 stiches, crocheted flat in the front loop for about nine rows and realized that if stitched up the ends this would make a warm headband.
Later that week the temps dropped and the winds off the fields froze my ears so this really came in handy!

If you want to make this on your own here is a rough pattern.
Feel free to make your changes to it as you see fit.

US size I crochet hook
scrap yarn (I used worsted weight)
Yarn needle

Chain 65, turn
Row 1– skip the first two stitches, and HDC (half double crochet) in the front loop across (63 stitches). Chain 2 and turn
Rows 2 – 9– repeat row 1

Leave enough yarn to sew up the ends with either a yarn needle or crocheted together.
Put on and save your ears from those sub-zero February days  😉

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Take your plain headband and dress it up.  FREE FLOWER PATTERN HERE