Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband

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If you love wearing crochet headbands when the temperature starts to drop, then you need to check out this Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband.

Scroll down to see the Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband free crochet pattern or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern.

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Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern.

Fall is here and today I’d like to share a beautiful crochet pattern with you for a Twisted Herringbone Headband. Since it’s worked back and forth and it’s very easy to memorize, this free crochet pattern is a great weekend project to enjoy.

Crochet headbands are such an underrated accessory. They’re less bulky than hats but enough cozy for those colder days when you need some extra protection for your head and ears. I love adorable pieces like this that are also functional.

Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern.

The Twisted Herringbone Headband uses basic single crochet stitches worked in a unique way and has a very elegant and chic twist in the middle. Ever since making The Herringbone Cowl I’ve been obsessed with the texture that the herringbone stitch creates. It also allows the colors in the yarn to come through and shine. If you’ve never tried herringbone crochet stitch or just plain enjoy them, you’ll really like this project!  

Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern.

For this pattern, I used Merino Extra Fine Yarn from DROPS. This yarn is a #3 light, 100% super wash extra fine merino wool. It is unbelievably soft and has perfect stitch definition.

I’m a big fan of merino wool because it is super soft so it’s great to wear against the skin – in this case the head. Merino wool is perfect for all-year-round clothing. When it’s hot, the fibers keep you nice and cool while in cold days give off heat and keep you warm.

Feel free to substitute with any of your favorite DK weight yarns. The color options are endless with this one.

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Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern.

TWISTED HERRINGBONE CROCHET HEADBAND FREE PATTERN

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The twisted crochet headband you make following this pattern is yours you are free to sell it, as long as you credit MyCrochetory as original designer. For more information, please, read Terms Page.

Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern.

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn Requirements: DK weight yarn in 1 color, approx. 90-100m.

Suggested Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine 50g = 105m/115yds, 100% Merino Wool.

  • Hook  size 4.5mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  • Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends).
  • Scissors.

Level:

Intermediate – herringbone crochet stitch.

Size after blocking:

Band Circumference:

50(52, 54.5)cm/19.7(20.5, 21.5)”

Width: 10cm/4”

Gauge after blocking:

18sts x 13rows in 4”/10cm in Herringbone Crochet Stitch.

If necessary, adjust hook size to obtain the correct gauge.

Before you measure, please take the time to block your swatch in the same manner that you will block your headband.

Notes:

  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • The cowl is worked back and forth in rows using the herringbone crochet stitch.
  • The chain1 at the begnning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • The twisted crochet headband is easily adjustable. To increase/decrease the circumference of the headband, work more/less initial chains. To increase/decrease the width of the headband, work more/less rows.
  • If you are not familiar with the herringbone crochet stitch or need a refresher, check out my photo tutorial HERE before beginning your project.
  • You can also use yarn in different weights, but just know that the measurements will be different depending on your gauge.
  • Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc(s) – single crochet

yo – yarn over

rep – repeat

RS – right ride

WS – wrong side

Hsc (herringbone single crochet worked on RS) – insert hook in left leg of previous stitch, insert hook in both loops of next st from front to back and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

RHsc (herringbone single crochet worked on WS) – Flip your work so the RS is facing you, insert hook in left leg of previous stitch, insert hook in both loops of next st from back to front and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

So, before you get started, take a look at my “How to crochet HERRINGBONE STITCH” blog post HERE.

Twisted Herringbone Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern.

PATTERN

Read all Notes before you start.

Chain 90(94, 98).

You can also make any number of chains to make the headband’s circumference  bigger/smaller, but changes might result in a different yardage requirement.

Row 1 (RS): sc in the second ch from hook working in the back bump of the ch, [insert your hook into left leg of previous st, insert the hook into the back bump of the next ch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook] rep to end. Turn. 90(94, 98)sts

Row 2 (WS): ch1 (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), sc in first st by inserting hook from back to front, RHsc to end. Turn. 90(94, 98)sts

Row 3 (RS): ch1, sc in first st by inserting hook from front to back, Hsc to end. Turn. 90(94, 98)sts

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 until desired height is achieved. I worked 13 rows.

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.

Seaming the Twist

Once you have your headband ready, it’s time to do the seaming by joining the two ends together, in a special way.

  • Place your headband the right side up.
  • Bring both edges closer together and fold them.
  • Insert one edge into another.
  • Using a tapestry needle and the long final tail, seam all 4 layers together. Make sure that you are always going through all layers. The seam itself will be hidden inside the headband.
  • Weave in your ends and turn your headband inside out. And done! You have now a beautiful headband with a twist.

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

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