Prym is a free headband pattern featuring a cute little bow on the front. The headband itself is very easy to make as it’s made up of basic crochet stitches. You can easily modify the length of the ties if bows aren’t your style.
For this headband, I used less than one ball of Knit Picks Swish Worsted yarn in Dove Heather. I’ve used this yarn several times now and I’m always impressed with the softness of the fiber and the definition of the stitches. It’s made of high end Merion wool, but it’s superwash, which is easier to care for. It also comes in 43 gorgeous shades, which you can check out HERE.
Knit Picks Swish in Dove Heather
Light Worsted Weight #4 ~ 45 grams, 90 yards
5.0 mm (US H-8)
16 double crochet and 9 rows = 4 inches
Teen/Adult = 21 to 23 head circumference
Length = 18.5 inches flat (not including ties)
Width = 4.5 inches
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
RS = right side
SC = single crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
TOG = together
The beginning chain does not count as a stitch.
Row 1 (RS): Chain 3. Work 3 DC into first chain made. (3)
Row 2: Chain 2. Turn. Work 2 DC in first stitch. DC to last stitch. Work 2 DC in last stitch. (5)
Row 3 to Row 8: Repeat Row 2.
Row 9: Chain 2. Turn. DC in each stitch to end. (17)
Row 10: Chain 1. Turn. SC in each stitch to end. (17)
Row 11: Chain 2. Turn. DC in first stitch. Skip 1 stitch. Work [DC, CH 1, DC] in next stitch. *Skip 2 stitches. Work [DC, CH 1, DC] in next stitch. Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain. Skip 1 stitch. DC in last stitch.
Row 12: Chain 1. Turn. SC in each DC and in each CH space to end. (17)
Row 13 to Row 44: Repeat Row 9 through Row 12.
Work should measure approx. 15 inches in length. Slightly shorter is okay, but no longer than this or the headband will be too loose. Adjust the number of pattern repeats if necessary.
Row 45: Chain 2. Turn. DC in each stitch to end. (17)
Row 46: Chain 2. Turn. DC2TOG. DC until 2 stitches remain. DC2TOG. (15)
Row 47 to Row 52: Repeat Row 46. There will be 3 stitches remaining after last repeat.
Row 53 (RS): Chain 2. Turn. DC3TOG. (1) Do not fasten off.
Border & Ties
• The headband is finished with a round of SC stitches and two ties at either end.
• The ties are different lengths, so the bow can be worn off-center. If even length ties are preferred, change the number of chains to 80 for both ties.
• It’s important to work the slip stitches in the bottom loop of the chains so the ties are rounded instead of flat.
Chain 1. Evenly SC across first edge of headband to the tapered end. (Tip: When working over the decrease and increase rows, I placed 3 SC over 2 rows. When working over the patterned portion of the headband, I placed 1 SC per row.)
First Tie: Chain 100. SL ST in bottom loop of second chain from hook. SL ST in each remaining chain, always working into the bottom loop of the chain.
Evenly SC across second edge of headband.
Second Tie: Chain 60. SL ST in bottom loop of second chain from hook. SL ST in each remaining chain, always working into the bottom loop of the chain.
SL ST to join in first SC. Fasten off and weave in ends.
How to Wear: Bring the tapered ends together and join them by making a double knot with the ties. Place headband on head and make a bow near the front using the ties.
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