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I Love Cables Crochet Headband – FREE Crochet Pattern

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You’re going to love the I Love Cables Crochet Headband, because it’s so warm & easy to crochet.

It offers beautiful stitch details with the lovely crochet cables!

 

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern

What’s so great about this ear warmer crochet pattern is the fact that it is crocheted in bulky yarn, that means you know it’s going to keep you warm.

That also means you’re going to love using this headband throughout fall & winter.

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern

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THE YARN


For this crochet garment you’ll need some warm yarn. The I Love Cables Crochet Headband was designed using Alpaca Blend from Patons.

What’s amazing about this yarn is the fact that is super soft & feels great against the skin.

It’s a combination between wool & acrylic, which makes it both warm & comfy.

You can find the Alpaca Blend yarn here.

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern
 

THE PERFECT FALL & WINTER CROCHET PROJECT


The  I Love Cables Crochet Headband was designed with fall & winter in mind. Imagine keeping yourself warm & cozy on those cold days.

While the crochet  I Love Cables Crochet Headband is a great ego make, it’s also made with Christmas in mind. The crochet ear warmer is definitely a great last minute gift for Christmas. First of all it doesn’t take too long to crochet, but still it has the cable details that makes it an interesting gift.

The crochet headband was also made with thick yarn, & it will keep you warm throughout fall & winter season, while still looking good!

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I Love Cables Crochet Headband - FREE Crochet Pattern

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


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CROCHET I LOVE CABLES CROCHET HEADBAND  – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The I Love Cables Crochet Headband is a intermediate crochet pattern that uses beautiful stitches to create crochet cables.

It’s crocheted with bulky yarn & because of that it keeps you super warm for fall & winter. Change up the colors or use multiple colors to make it fit your style.

The best thing about this ear warmer pattern is the fact that you can crochet it in just one evening or maybe just a couple of hours, the perfect last minute Christmas gift!

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern
 

SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

Read about skill levels.
 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Patons – Alpaca Blend.

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

< 1 skein / 65 g / 92 m / 101 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 5 bulky yarn, 7 wpi.
  • 60 % Acrylic, 22 % Wool, 10 % Nylon, 8 % Alpaca

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

15 stitches & 9 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern
 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • This pattern uses a smaller hook than you’d usually do for the thickness of the yarn used. This is done on purpose to give a really warm result. You will however have a result that will be a little stiff & won’t lay flat.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Width: 12 cm / 4.7 inches

Circumference : 47 cm / 18.5 inches
 

SIZE NOTES:

  • Pattern is written for just one size.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Make the headband wider by adding extra stitches before you start row 1, 2 stitches at a time.
  • Make the headband narrower by reducing the number of stitches you make before you start row 1, 2 stitches at a time (max 4). You’ll then reduce the number of double crochet stitches on each side of the cable.
  • Make the headband circumference wider or narrower by adding or reducing the number of rows you crochet.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BPdc = back post double crochet

ch = chain(s)

dc = double crochet

FSC = foundation single crochet

FPdc = front post double crochet

FPtr = front post treble crochet

prev= previous

sk= skip

st = stitch(es)

yo = yarn over

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern
 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


You will need to use the chain, the foundation single crochet, double crochet stitch, the front post double crochet stitch, the front post treble crochet stitch & the back post double crochet stitch.
 

FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (FSC):

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook. Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches.

*2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

Video tutorial
 
 

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (FPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.
 

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (BPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from back to front between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the back again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

Video tutorial for FPdc & BPdc

 

FRONT POST TREBLE CROCHET STITCH (FPtr):

Written description:

Yo twice, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 4 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 4 loops, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.
 

CABLE CROSSING:

Cable crossing to the left or in front (cableL):

Sk 3 st, FPtr 1 in 4th st, FPtr 1 in 5th st ,FPtr 1 in 6th st, go back, make the next 3 st in front of the 3 FPtr you just made: FPtr 1 in 1st sk st, FPtr 1 in 2nd sk st, FPtr 1 in 3rd sk st.

Video tutorial (not necessarily the same stitch count)

 
Cable crossing to the right or behind (cableR):

Sk 3 st, FPtr 1 in 4th st, FPtr 1 in 5th st ,FPtr 1 in 6th st, go back, make the next 3 st behind the 3 FPtr you just made: FPtr 1 in 1st sk st, FPtr 1 in 2nd sk st, FPtr 1 in 3rd sk st.

 

Video tutorial (not necessarily the same stitch count)

You’ll follow this instruction for the 12 cable stitches in the middle of the headband, marked “cableL“ or “cableR”, starting on row 4.

 

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern

 


 

INSTRUCTIONS:


FSC 18 st.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc 1 in all stitches from prev row, turn (= 18 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc 1 in the next 2 st, FPdc 1 in the next 12 st, dc 1 in the next 3 st (=18 st).

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc 1 in the next 2 st, BPdc 1 in the next 12 st, dc 1 in the next 3 st (=18 st).

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc 1 in the next 2 st, cableL, cableR, dc 1 in the next 3 st, turn (=18 st).

Row 5: Repeat row 3.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Repeat row 3.

Row 8: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc 1 in the next 2 st, cableR, cableL, dc 1 in the next 3 st, turn (=18 st).

Row 9: Repeat row 3.

Repeat row 2-9 until you have crocheted 42 rows, or you reach desired headband circumference.

Fasten off & cut yarn leaving a yarn tail to sew the headband together.
 

FINISHING:


  1. Turn the headband with the wrong side facing.
  2. Seam the headband together with the yarn tail you left, along the short side of the headband.
  3. Fasten threads & weave in ends.

I Love Cables Crochet Headband - free crochet pattern

 

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2 thoughts on “I Love Cables Crochet Headband – FREE Crochet Pattern”

  1. Hello Janne,

    When I saw the pattern for I Love Cables headband, I immediately thought of making a matching cowl. Not exactly sure how I would do it. Perhaps two cables or even three? Do you have a cowl pattern to go along with the headband? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you for your response.
    Sandra

    Reply
    • Hi Sandra,

      I don’t have a pattern to go along with the headband.
      However, either 2 or 3 cables sounds like a great idea.

      One thing though, I would go slightly up in hook size on the cowl compared to the headband. This will make it softer to wear.

      Janne

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