Here’s a great little project to see you through the colder winter months – a stylish crochet braid headband that not only looks pretty, but will do a great job at keeping your ears warm when the temperature drops, too! The best thing about this fab little pattern from Mandy Cameron? It’s nowhere near as complicated as it looks to create! Check out the step by step tutorial below, and get started on a crochet project you’ll definitely get plenty of use from, this winter!
You will need:
Skill Level: EASY – Accomplished Beginner
- adjustable slip knot = magic ring
- ch = chain
- ss = slip stitch
- dc = double crochet
Crochet Braid Headband Pattern:
Measure the head of the recipient. This ear warmer is an adult’s finished size of 20”/50cm. Each length is 23”/57.5cm long before plaiting.
With 2 strands of yarn, make an adjustable slip knot and ch5.
Row 1: 1dc into 2nd chain from hook, 1dc in each remaining 3 chain.
Row 2: 1ch, dc across
Repeat row 2 until work measures 23”/57.5cm and then fasten off.
Make a further 2 plait pieces.
Overlap one end of each plait piece and pin to hold in place.
Start plaiting the pieces, being careful not to stretch your work.
Bring the end of the plait around to meet the beginning, making a circle. Match and pin each of the three strands ensuring the plait pattern is continued, and sew each piece together.
The picture below shows pieces sewn together with a blue line, and the third piece pinned ready to be sewn by the yellow zig zag:
Sew in any ends, and your stylish crochet braid headband is complete!
Pop it on, and enjoy toasty warm ears, no matter what the weather does this winter! You could even create a few as stocking fillers for friends.
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