Caribbean Dreams Earwarmer Headband- Free Pattern

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Caribbean Dreams Ear Warmer Headband

© Amanda Bryant 2019

Materials Used:

Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Highland Worsted Wool yarn-  color “Caribbean”. About 100-125 yards. (200 yards/184 meters, 3.5 oz/100 g, Worsted “4” weight)

Size I/9 5.5 mm hook

Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

Scissors

Tape measure

Finished Measurements: Width of band about 3 ¾ inch, circumference 20 ½ inches (will stretch comfortably to 22 inches)

Gauge: 5 dc and 2 rows of dc- 1 inch

Special Stitch: X-ST- sk the next st, DC in the next st, DC in the sk st (working behind the DC just made).

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

Ch- chain

RS- right side (of work)

WS- wrong side (of work)

DC- double crochet

X-ST- cross stitch (see special stitch explanation above)

FC- foundation chain

Sl st- slip stitch

Sk- skip

St- stitch

Instructions:

Ch 18

Row 1 (RS)- DC in 4th Ch from hook (the ch-3 made counts as the first DC) and in each of the next 4 ch. **Sk the next ch, DC in the next ch, DC in the sk ch (working behind the DC just made). Repeat from ** 2 more times (for a total of 3 X-STS). DC in each of the next 5 ch. Turn. (10 DC and 3 X-STS made.)

Row 2  (WS)- Ch 3 (counts as a DC here and throughout). DC in each of the next 4 DC. X-ST in each of the next 3 x-sts. DC in each of the last 5 DC. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until band is 20 ½  inches long (or your desired length), ending by working a RS row.

Next fold the headband in half lengthwise, with RS’s facing each other, (FC end and last row worked). Ch 1, sl st across (through each DC and each unused loop from the FC). Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in yarn tails.

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Happy New Year! Top 10 of 2017

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to another year of free patterns and crochet talk!

I wanted to write up this post yesterday, but for various reasons I just didn’t have the time. But today I am free to do what I want to do, and so here I am.

I thought that I would share with you the most clicked on patterns from over the course of 2017 here on Crochet On The Brain. As always, I’m amazed at how many hits this blog gets, and from where in the world these hits come from! There were 11, 269 views from 75 different countries!

I guess I’ll start with the least viewed pattern out of the top 10, and work my way to #1. (Just click on the photos to bring you to the pattern).

#10-

Minty Winter Children's Hats

Minty Winter Children’s Hats

#9-

You Are My Sunshine Infant's Hat

You Are My Sunshine Infant’s Hat

#8-

Merry-Go-Baby Hat

Merry-Go-Baby Hat

#7-

Toddler Hat & Mittens Set

Toddler Hat & Mittens Set

#6-

Little Souls Newborn Beanie & Thumbless Mittens

Little Souls Newborn Beanie & Thumbless Mittens

#5-

Textured Washcloth

Textured Washcloth

#4-

Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband

Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband

#3-

Winter Baby Hats

Winter Baby Hats

#2-

Sandscapes Scarf

Sandscapes Scarf

and #1-

 

Cluster Love Slouchy

Cluster Love Slouchy

Thanks to each and every one of you who have made Crochet On The Brain the success that it is.  It is “just a hobby” of mine, but having so many wonderful people around the world supporting me in my endeavor gives me the encouragement needed to continue on with it. In this new year, I hope that Crochet On The Brain, as well as myself, continue to grow and evolve, and that you reap much pleasure out of everything I have, and will have, to share with you!

Thank you!!!

Amanda ❤ 🙂

Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband- Free Pattern

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QUEUE OR FAVORITE ❤ THIS PATTERN ON RAVELRY!

Really Easy Ear Warmer Headband

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver (I used the color “Claret”)

6.5 mm hook

large eyed/yarn needle

Measurements (unstretched)- 4 inches wide x 19 inches long

Note- You can make this headband wider or thinner by increasing or decreasing the foundation chain by 2 chains at a time (for the “sc, ch 1” pattern to work out there must be an odd number of stitches- for example, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, etc). You can also make the headband longer or shorter by increasing or decreasing the amount of Row 2 repeats. If you’re making this for yourself, you can stretch it around your head as your work progresses until there is a comfortable fit.

Instructions-

Ch 16

Row 1( RS)- sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch thereafter, ch 1, turn (15 sc)

Row 2- sc in the 1st sc, (ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc) repeat across, ending with a sc in the last st, ch 1, turn (8 sc and 7 ch-1 spaces)

Repeat Row 2 until piece is about 17 ½  inches long, ending with the completion of a WS row.

Row 3- sc in each sc and in each ch-1 sp across, ch 1, turn (15 sc)

Now, fold the piece together, end to end with RS’s facing each other, and sl st through both thicknesses in each sc from row 3 and each unused loop from the foundation ch across.

Fasten off. Weave in yarn tail ends. Turn right side out and enjoy the cold weather 🙂

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