Before I started crocheting, I learned how to knit first. It was fun and I enjoyed it. But when it came to curves and corners, that’s just something knit could not really achieve.
So I decided crochet was better for me. But I would still sometimes miss the knit and purl look in a garment. But hey, whoever said we couldn’t crochet the knit stitch too! Check out my free Autumn Crochet Headband/ ear warmer that looks like a knit but is all crochet.
This pattern tutorial is also available on my YouTube channel where it is worked up in size circumference of 22 in/ 56cm. However, If you would like a printable ad-free PDF copy of this pattern, it is available for purchase in the pattern store, or just add this to your Ravelry queue
Making an easy, beginner-friendly crochet headband that looks like knit was my inspiration. This project does not require a lot of yarn and any chunky scrap yarn can be used (that’s what I used).
It’s quick and easy to whip up and is a great pattern for any beginner to start off with this fall.
This crochet headband uses a few techniques that are great to learn for future projects, We first start with the chainless foundation stitch to give it the stretchiness it needs. Check out how I stitch up this super easy chainless stitch here.
Next, each row is worked in the 3rd loop and back loop to give it that knit look using half double crochet stitches. I am using a category 6 yarn which is a super bulky yarn and also was a scrap yarn I had for a while (and it didn’t have a label on it anymore, lol).
But another great alternative that I have found similar is the Bernat Softee Chunky yarn, which is very close to what I have used here.
Watch the Video tutorial here:
Tools And Materials:
Yarn weight: Super Bulky Category 6
Brand: Nil – An alternative Bernat Softee Chunky
Color: Variegated/ Ombre
Gauge: 11 Hdc Sts x 8 Rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm.
No. yarns (skeins): 1 skein for all (62yards/ 57m for adult size)
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors
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Things to Note:
- Turning chain does not count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise
- Special Stitch – 3rd loop St: This stitch refers to the loop underneath the regular 2 loops. (ref to image 1)
- Step by step Video Tutorial available here
- Abbreviation page available in English US format
- Measurements for A1/A2/T1/T2/C1/C2:
- Your head measurement: (A1/A2) Adult: 21 – 23 in/ 53 – 58.5 cm, (T1/T2) Tween: 20 – 22 in/ 51 – 56 cm, (C1/C2) ChildSizes: 18 – 20 in / 45.5 – 51 cm
These measurements are only estimates and are best to measure around your head’s circumference to get the best fit. Chains should end on an odd number.
Autumn Crochet Knit Like Headband Free Pattern
Part 1: Base
1. Foundation Row: Ch (55/ 61/ 51/ 57/ 47/ 51) Chainless foundation St + 1 (Video tutorial here). If you are customizing your size, end your chains on an odd number.
2. Row 1: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn
3. Row 2: *(Hdc, Ch 1, SK 1), Rep (*) across, Ch 1 turn
4. Row 3: *(Hdc through the 3rd loop of the prev Hdc St, Hdc on the underside of the Ch St), Rep (*) across, On the last St, Hdc, Ch 1turn
5. Row 4: Hdc through the (BLO) back loop across, on the last St, Hdc, Ch 1 turn. 1. For child’s size you can go straight to Row 7.
6. Row 5: Hdc through the 3rd loop across, On the last St, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
7. Row 6: Rep Row 4
8. Row 7: *(Hdc through the 3rd loop, Ch 1, SK 1), Rep (*) across, On the last St, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
9. Row8: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn
10. Leave a long tail for seaming. Bind off
Part 2: Seaming ends
1. Thread the yarn tail through your tapestry and place the headband RS up
2. Fold the 2 ends in half and connect each end together in a zig-zag form
3. Insert your tapestry needle through all 4 layers, and whip St across
4. At the end of the St, work a knot to secure and weave in the tail.
5. Bind off and turn the headband RS out. 6. Weave in all loose ends.
If you are looking for the entire tool used to make this Knit-Like Stitch Crochet Headband, check them out here below:
· Yarn alternative – Bernat Softee Chunky
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