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Saturday, December 12, 2020

"Double-layered Stars" Twist Headband / Earwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

The Double-layered Stars Headband/ Earwarmer is a pretty crochet headband featuring the star stitch and a twist at the front.
The double layer of stitches provides warmth and comfort without using 2 strands of yarn!

Double layered star stitch headband

*Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I might earn a small commission if you decide to purchase through these links. Thank you! The yarn was provided by Red Heart Yarns. Crochet Hook provided by Furls Crochet.

This headband is crocheted in the round as a long tube and the short ends are seamed together in a special way to create the twist.
The twist is actually the only (hidden) seam of the headband.

You can wear the headband as you wish, with the twist at the front, at the side or at the back

"Double-layered Stars" Twist Headband

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Double layered Stars Twist Headband

It might not be the easiest and fastest headband to crochet, but the results are great: a warm, stretchy, comfy and pretty headband! I really love it and I hope you will love it also!

SIZE:

Teen/ Adult women: approx. 4.33” by 20” ( 11 cm by 50.8 cm)

UPDATE January 2021: Two additional sizes were added: Small Size Child (3-5) and Child Size

You can adjust the size this way: to change the width: work less/more foundation sc sts in an even number

(Multiple of the star stitch in the round is 2!

To make the headband short/longer you can add/subtract rounds.

GAUGE:

8 star stitches x 7 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4")

THE YARN:

For this headband were used 60g of Red Heart Unforgettable yarn, Echo colorway
, approx. 162 yards. (That's a bit more as half of yarn ball! )

Yarn weight: 4, medium
Ball size: 100 g/3.5 oz, 247 meters/270 yards

Note: This yarn is very pretty and soft, but it is quite hard to unravel and sometimes breacks when unraveled.
If this is your first time learning how to crochet the star stitch, I would suggest using a different yarn to practice the stitch!

OTHER SUPPLIES:

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

- ch: chain
- fsc: foundation single crochet. See this Video Tutorial by Moogly
- st: stitch
- hdc: half double crochet
- ch1sp: chain 1 space referred here is the chain that closed the star stitch.
- yo: yarn over
- RS: right side of work
- WS: wrong side of work

Special Stitch:

The Star Stitch (explained below!)

First star stitch:
- ch 3, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop;
- insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, pull up a loop;
- insert hook into first st, pull up a loop;
- insert hook into 2nd st, pull up a loop;
- insert hook into 3rd st, pull up a loop;
- having 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook;
- ch1 to close the star stitch.

first star stitch

The next star stitches:
- Insert hook into ch 1 on top of start stitch just made, pull up a loop;
- insert hook under the 2 bars of last spike of the star just made, pull up a loop;
- insert hook into same stitch where last loop of previous star was made, pull up a loop;
- (insert hook into next st, pull up a loop) x 2 times
- having 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook;
- ch1 to close the star stitch.

Last star stitch of the round:
At the end of the round you should have 1 st left! Work last star stitch this way:
- Insert hook into ch 1 on top of last start stitch made, pull up a loop;
- insert hook under the 2 bars of last spike of the star just made, pull up a loop;
- insert hook into same stitch where last loop of previous star was made, pull up a loop;
- insert hook into last st left at the end of the round, pull up a loop, - insert hook at the base of first star st at the beg of round (just below ch3 of first star stitch)(
- having 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook;
- ch1 to close the star stitch.


UPDATE January 2021: Video Tutorial for this crochet twist headband available!


HEADBAND INSTRUCTIONS:

Foundation row:


Child and Teen/Adult Women: Work 34 fsc.

Small child Size: Work 32 fsc.

Being careful not to twist, join into ring with sl st to top of first fsc.

foundation sc row joined into round

Start working in the round!

Round 1 (star stitch round):

Child and Teen/Adult Women: work 17 star stitches as written in the star stitch description above; join with sl st to top of first star stitch (17 start stitches total)

Small child Size: Work 16 star sts.

first round star stitch

Round 2 (hdc round):

slst to ch1sp of first star, ch 1, work 2 hdc in same ch1sp, 2hdc into ch1sp of each star around; sl st to top of first hdc.

(Total 34 hdc sts for Child and Teen/Adult Women Sizes)
(Total 32 hdc sts for Small Child Size)

hdc round, round two of star stitch

Note: You will need 2 rounds to complete full stars: one round of star stitches and one round of hdc sts.

Next Rounds: Alternate rows 1 and 2 until the tube headband measures approximately 50 cm (19.7 “) long for the adult women size or until the desired length, ending with a star stitch repeat round 1.

I have made 20 rounds with the star stitch for teen/adult women size;
19 rounds with the star stitch for the child size and
18 rounds with the star stitch for the small size size;

Last round: All sizes: slst to ch1sp of first star, ch 1, work 2 sc in same ch1sp, 2sc into ch1sp of each star around; sl st to top of first hdc. (32, 34 sc sts)

This is how the adult size it will look now:

wdouble layered headband tube

Cut yarn leaving a long tail that will be used to sew the short ends together. Fasten off.

Sewing the Headband with the Twist :

  1. Paying attention that the joining seam is in the middle of the tube, lay the crochet piece flat with the RS facing ( the joining seam will be on the WS).
  2. Bring short ends to the middle. (Now you'll be working on the wrong side of the crochet piece)
  3. Fold both ends in half and
  4. "sandwich" the 4 layers together as seen in the picture collage below.
  5. Thread the yarn end and sew along the edge going through all 4 double layers.

    Note: ( to make it easier with the double layers, you can take an extra step to first sew or slst the double layers together at each end of the headband.)
    Turn and sew once more to secure.

Cut yarn. Fasten off. Turn the headband to the right side.
And you're done!

sewing a crochet headband with a twist

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"Double-layered Stars" Twist Headband / Earwarmer
Written Instructions and Pictures Copyright © 2020 Kinga Erdem

This pattern is free for your personal use, you can sell the products of your work, a link back to my blog would be appreciated. Do not use my photos for selling purposes or modify them in any way.
Please don't repost the pattern itself to any other sites, but please share the link to the pattern if you want to share the pattern with your friends. You may not give away copies of this pattern.
Do not make video tutorials or translate my pattern in other languages without my written consent!
Thank you,
Kinga

10 comments:

  1. This is exactly what I have been looking for. I am going to be making this for both my daughter in law and my granddaughter

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    1. I'm glad that you found something on your liking! :)

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  2. What a pretty stitch, thank you! 😊

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  3. Hi Kinga! Thank you for joining us at our weekly link party! We love your Headband / Earwarmer design. It is being featured this week at Party 379. Here's the direct link to the feature in case you'd like to share it with others: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2020/12/crocheted-canal-houses-stars-and-snowflakes.html Wishing you a wonderful 2021. xo Rhondda

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    1. Hi Rhondda! Thank you for the feature! I will share it.

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  4. ;i'm, having problems putting the FSC into a circle. it keeps on twisting, either that, or I'm not making the FSC right. in any case, this is really frustrating. can you show me how to make the FSC in a circle.

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    1. Hi Karilyn, I'm working right now on a video tutorial for this headband. I hope to publish it soon.

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  5. Oooo this is beautiful, pinning as I know I'm going to what to add this to my to do list!

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