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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Chic Aran Headband / Earwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

The Chic Aran Headband is the third free crochet pattern in my Chic Aran Series. The first one was the Chic Aran Cardigan and the second one the Chic Aran Cowl.

Chic Aran Headband / Earwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern



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The yarn was provided by Red Heart Yarns.


This pretty headband is worked lengthwise in rows using an interesting combination of front and back crossed double crochet stitches that create the aran pattern. The knit like stitches are made with the special stitch yarn over slip stitch.

Chic Aran Headband / Earwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern


Chic Aran Headband


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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE:sized to fit an adult woman

Length: approx. 20” (50 cm)

Width: approx. 4” (10cm) at the widest part and approx. 2” (4.5) cm at the narrowest part.

Note: It’s best to make it a bit tight, since the headband will stretch.
(You can customize the length of the headband to any size, by starting with less/ more chain sts, multiple of 2 + 1 st to turn!. Then work less/more crossed sts as in the pattern indicated.)

GAUGE: 8 groups of crossed dc = 16 sts = 4 in (10 cm)

SUPPLIES:

- 1 skein of yarn Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird (I have used the Suede colorway)

Finished project yardage: 50 g.

Click on the yarns to buy Chic Sheep yarn on Red Heart site!

- 5 mm crochet hook

- tapestry needle to sew in the ends

- stitch markers/ yarn ends

- scissors

- optional: one decorative button (I have used an old brooch)

ABBREVIATIONS:

(US Terminology used)

- ch: chain

- sc: single crochet

- dc: double crochet

- st: stitch

- back bump of chains. See my picture tutorial.

RS = right side

WS= wrong side

Special Stitches:

1) Yo-slst = yarn over slip stitch: Yarn over (yo) and insert the hook into the indicated st. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the chain. Having the 3 loops on hook, pull/slip the first loop on hook through the next 2 loops on hook to complete a Yarn Over Slip Stitch (yo-slst).

Please see my PICTURE TUTORIAL HERE to learn how to crochet the yarn over slip stitch and the yarn over slip stitch back loops only! )

2) Yo-slst-blo = yarn over slip stitch back loops only: work the same as above, but inserting the hook in the back loops of sts.

3) dec yo-slst- blo = decrease yarn over slip stitch back loops only: from 2 yo-slst-blo sts will make 1 st this way:
yarn over hook, insert the hook into back loop of the first first st, then into the back loop of the next st; Yarn over and draw the yarn through; you’ll have 4 loops on the hook; Slip the first loop through the next 3 loops on hook to complete a decrease st.

4) Variations of the Crossed Double Crochet and Crossed Half Double Crochet

By working these variations of the cross stitch, you will get stitches, which although crossed, are not entangled with each other.

4.1) Back Crossed Double Crochet (bcr dc): sk 1 st, work 1 dc into the next st, 1 dc back into skipped st going behind the last dc just made, so as not to catch it.

Watch this video tutorial from Crochet Cabana to learn how to Back Crochet Double Crochet:

4.2) Front Crossed Double Crochet variation (fcr dc): sk 1 st, work 1 dc into the next st, 1 dc back into skipped st going in front of the last dc just made, but inserting the hook into the skipped stitch from back of the work to the front. This is an important step to obtain the arrow look of this aran pattern.

You can watch this Video of to see how to insert the hook for this kind of Front Crossed Double Crochet.

4.3) Back Crossed Half Double Crochet (bcr hdc): sk 1 st, work 1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc back into skipped st going behind the last hdc just made, so as not to catch it.

4.4) Front Crossed Half Double Crochet variation (fcr hdc): sk 1 st, work 1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc back into skipped st going in front of the last hdc just made, but inserting the hook into the skipped stitch from back of the work to the front.

NOTE: When written 1bcr dc or any of the crossed sts, it is meant 1 group of 2 sts; 1bcr dc = 2 dc sts crossed.

HEADBAND/ EARWARMER INSTRUCTIONS:

Using a 5 mm crochet hook and leaving a long yarn tail, ch 77, turn.

Note: the long yarn tail will be used at the end to crochet 3 rows on the short side of the headband.

Row 1 (WS): Working into back bump of chains, yo-slst in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn ( 76 sts)

Row 2 (RS): ch 1 (will not count as a st), yo-slst-blo in each st across; turn, (76 sts)

Row 3 (WS): ch 1, yo-slst-blo in each of next 4 sts, work 1 bcr hdc, then work 32 bcr dc, 1 bcr hdc, yo-slst-blo in each of last 4 sts; turn (76 sts)

Row 4 (RS): ch 1, yo-slst-blo in each of next 4 sts, work 1 fcr hdc, then work 32 fcr dc, 1 fcr hdc, yo-slst-blo in each of last 4 sts; turn (76 sts)

Row 5 (WS): ch1, yo-slst-blo in each of next 4 sts, yo-slst (worked in both loops) in each of the next 68 sts, yo-slst-blo in each of last 4 sts; turn (76 sts)

Row 6 (RS): ch 1, yo-slst-blo in each st across; turn (76 sts)

Rows 7- 14: Repeat as rows 3-6.

Do not cut yarn!

Your headband should now look like this:

Chic Aran Headband / Earwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Continue working on the Short Side of the head piece.

We will make some decreases!

Row 1 (RS): ch1, work 1 yo-slst into each peak st of the ribbing, like in the picture below; turn
(7 sts)

Chic Aran Headband / Earwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Row 2 (WS): ch 1, work 1 yo-slst in each st across; turn (7 sts)

Row 3 (RS): ch1, dec yo-slst-blo, work yo-slst in each of the next 3 sts, dec yo-slst-blo (5 sts)

Note: You’ll decrease 1 st at the beginning and 1 st at the end of the row.

Cut yarn. Fasten off. Weave in the end.

Second Short Side:
On the other short side chain one using the long tail of yarn you left at the beginning of the work and repeat rows 1-3 from the first short side. Fasten off.

FINISHING:
Thread yarn needle with the tail of yarn. On the right side, sew short ends of headband together,
inserting the needle around the sts on first side and the corresponding sts on the other side, as shown in the picture below.

Chic Aran Headband / Earwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Sew a decorative button in the middle of the narrow part. Wear it as you like, either with the narrow part at the front, or at the back.

I hope you enjoy this pattern!
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Chic Aran Headband / Earwarmer
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