Tuesday, December 13, 2011

X-Stitch Headband

By Seven Ravens

Finished Size:  5" high, 20" around. Stretches to fit adult heads.

Materials:   1 1/4 oz worsted weight yarn.

Crochet Hook:  6.5 mm [USA K-10 1/2]

Gauge:  14 sts = 5"; 6 rows = 3" in pattern.
Check your gauge.  Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Leaving a 16" tail to begin work, Ch 15.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn -- 14 sc.
Row 2:  Ch 3, skip first sc; *skip next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, dc in skipped sc -- X-Stitch made; repeat from * to last sc; dc in last sc; turn -- 6 crossed dc.
Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each dc across and in top of ch-3; turn -- 14 sc.
Rows 4-40:  Repeat Rows 2 and 3 (end Row 2).  Fasten off.  Sew beginning ch edge to dc of Row 40 for back seam.  Weave ends.

Pattern Variations:  Make narrower by using  a smaller hook, less stitches and/or a finer yarn.  Be sure to adjust the number of rows used, so that headband measures 20" long before fastening off.

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