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Duo Blend Headband

The ‘Duo Blend Headband’ is a twisted headband available in 5 different sizes, incorporating a playful combination of 2 colors. It features a crochet stitch that resembles the knit stitch, creating a trendy aesthetic. Made with bulky yarn and a 10mm hook, it works up quickly, making it the perfect choice for a last-minute gift. Scroll down for my free pattern + video tutorial.

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About the pattern

Crocheting this twisted headband is a breeze – simply create a flat rectangle, fold in half, and seam in a unique way to achieve a twisted effect.

Made using slip stitches in the back loop only, it mimics a knitted look, resulting in a simple yet stunning ribbed effect.

★ You can find my matching Duo Blend Beanie pattern here!

The yarn

For this twisted headband I used Durable Dare, a new, soft and chunky anti-pilling acrylic yarn available in 62 colors, ranging from lovely pastel shades to vibrant bold colors and delicate neutral tones.

Kits containing all the yarn and a PDF version of this pattern are available on Yarnsea!

★ Kit on yarnsea.com

Duo Blend Headband - free crochet pattern
Duo Blend Beanie Headband set - free crochet pattern

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Duo Blend Headband

Free crochet pattern


What you’ll need

Yarn

  • Durable Dare yarn
  • weight 5/Bulky
    109yds/100m, 3.55oz/100g
  • 1 skein in color 223 Rose Blush
    1 skein in color 326 Ivory
  • or 50 (58, 77, 80, 86) grams of similar yarn, 25 (29, 38, 40, 43)g each color
  • yarnsea.com

Kits are available on yarnsea.com including all yarn you need and a PDF version of this pattern.

Crochet hook

Tools

  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Sizes & Measurements

  • Toddler: to fit head circumference 17″ / 43 cm
  • Child: to fit head circumference 19″ / 48 cm
  • Teen: to fit head circumference 21″ / 53 cm
  • Adult Small: to fit head circumference 22″ / 56 cm
  • Adult Large: to fit head circumference 23″ / 58.5 cm

Headband measures 2.4″ / 6 cm less than head circumference to account for the stretchiness.


Gauge

With a 10mm hook:
11 sl st blo x 14 rows =
4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm


Stitches & Abbreviations

  • st: stitch
  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sl st blo: slip stitch worked in the back loop only
  • Foundation sl st: a technique used to initiate the first row which serves as an alternative to traditional chains. Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. Continue by inserting the hook in the chain just created and repeat the process.
  • **: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
  • ( ): stitches in parentheses are to be worked into the same stitch.
  • < >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row

Notes

  • This pattern is written in US terminology.
  • Headband is worked lengthwise in one piece.
  • Pattern includes instructions for size toddler, with sizes for (child, teen, adult small, and adult large) provided in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
  • You can make the headband bigger by adding as many stitches and rows as needed.
  • Turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Video

Written pattern

This pattern is also available as a PDF on Etsy and Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me.

Headband


With hook size 10mm and color ivory;

Row 1:
work 20 (23, 25, 26, 28) foundation sl st, change to pink, 20 (23, 25, 26, 28) foundation sl st, turn <40 (46, 50, 52, 56) sl st>

Don’t like foundation stitches?
Alternatively you can start with color ivory, ch 20 (23, 25, 26, 28), change to pink, ch 21 (24, 26, 27, 29), turn, 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 19 (22, 24, 25, 27) sl st, change to ivory, 20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sl st, turn <40 (46, 50, 52, 56) sl st>

Tip: you can add or remove as many stitches as needed for your size

Row 2:
ch 1, 20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sl st blo, switch to ivory, 20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sl st blo, turn <52 sl st>

Row 3:
ch 1, 20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sl st blo, switch to pink, 20 (23, 25, 26, 28) sl st blo, turn <52 sl st>

Repeat row 2 and 3 consecutively until row 18 (18, 22, 22, 22) or until rectangle measures:

Toddler: 16.5″ x 4.5″ / 42 cm x 11.5 cm
Child: 18.5″ x 4.5″ / 47 cm x 11.5 cm
Teen: 20.5″ x 5.5″ / 52 cm x 14 cm
Adult Small: 21.3″ x 5.5″ / 54 cm x 14 cm
Adult Large: 22.5″ x 5.5″ / 57 cm x 14 cm

.. or 2.4″ / 6 cm less than your head circumference to account for the stretchiness.

Tip: you can add or remove as many rows as needed for your size

Fasten off and leave a long tail end for sewing.

Assembly


Fold headband in half lengthwise. Fold short sides and insert one folded side into the other, overlapping the folded halves.

You should have 4 layers to stitch through. With a tapestry needle, sew the 4 layers together. Turn headband right-side out.

Weave in all ends and you’re done!

How to sew a twisted headband

End of pattern.

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