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MAIZE HEADBAND – A FREE CROCHET PATTERN

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Maize is a free headband pattern with beautiful, bold cables. Of all the textured stitches out there, this one is by far my favorite. For extra warmth, I plan to line this headband with some soft grey fleece.

For this headband, I used Knit Picks Brava Bulky in Cobblestone Heather. This is one of my go-to bulky yarns to use as it’s incredibly soft, has a nice sheen and is very affordable. A 100g ball is only $1.99. Plus, it comes in thirty different colors, including three shades of grey (my fave color).


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MAIZE HEADBAND

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YARN:
Knit Picks Brava Bulky in Cobblestone Heather
Bulky Weight #5 ~ 80 grams, 109 yards

HOOK:
6.5 mm (US K-10.5)

GAUGE:
11 single crochet and 13 rows = 4 inches

SIZE:
Teen/Adult – 21 to 23 inch head circumference

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Circumference = 19 inches
Width = 4.75 inches

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
BP = back post
DC = double crochet
FP = front post
RS = right side
SC = single crochet
TRC = treble crochet

NOTE:
The turning chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Row 1 (RS): Chain 19. SC in second chain from hook. SC in next 17 chains. (18)

Row 2: Chain 1. Turn. *Skip 2 stitches. BPTRC in next 2 stitches. Cross in front of work and DC in 2 skipped stitches. Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain. DC in last 2 stitches. (18)

Row 3: Chain 1. Turn. *Skip 2 stitches. FPTRC in next 2 stitches. Cross behind work and DC in 2 skipped stitches. Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain. DC in last 2 stitches. (18)

Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 until work measures approximately 19 inches in length.

Seaming: With right sides facing, hold the ends of the work together and slip stitch through both loops of the last row and the corresponding stitches of the foundation chain.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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