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.
Red Heart Soft Essentials
Bulky Weight #5 ~ 80 grams, 109 yards
6.5 mm (US K-10.5)
11 single crochet and 13 rows = 4 inches
Teen/Adult – 21 to 23 inch head circumference
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
The turning chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
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.