This Cascading Cables Headband uses cables and striped color work that resembles water cascading down. It fits snug to your head and closes at the back with a button in your color of choice. You can also use it as an ear warmer during cooler weather.
- Caron Simply Soft, #4, worsted weight, 100% acrylic, 315 yards per skein.
- Colors used: about 40 yards of Sage (CA) and about 40 yards of Pagoda (CB).
- 4.5mm hook.
- Needle for weaving in ends.
- 1” button for closure at the back.
Adult Women S/M – 21” head in circumference; headband measures 20.5” in length.
Adult Women L – 22” head in circumference; headband measures about 21.5” in length.
8 rows = 2”; 9 hdc = 2”
Pattern for gauge:
Row 1: 1hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in ea st across, turn. <12hdc>
Row 1: Ch1, 1sc in same st, 1sc in each st across, turn. <12sc>
Row 2: Ch2, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next st, 1FPdc in hdc 2 rows below, [1hdc in next 2 sts, 1FPdc in hdc 2 rows below] 2x, 1hdc in next 3 sts, turn. <9hdc, 3FPdc>
Continue rows 1 and 2 until you have enough to accurately measure gauge.
CA – Color A; CB – Color B; ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; sp(s) – space(s); sc – single crochet; hdc – half double crochet
- scinc – single crochet increase (2sc in same st to increase stitch count).
- sc2tog – sc worked into 2 stitches to decrease stitch count.
- FPdc – front post double crochet. See tutorial by Oombawka Design Crochet: http://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2015/04/fpsc-fphdc-and-fpdc-stitch-tutorials.html
- Chains at beginning of rows do NOT count as stitches.
- FPdc stitch will always be made into hdc 2 rows below your current row. You will skip the sc row. See tutorial pictures.
- Change color at end of the rows, where instructed, by using new color yarn before finishing the last stitch.
- To make headband longer or shorter, increase or decrease body of the band by the 2 pattern rows (Rows 10 and 11 in pattern instructions). Make sure that your band entire band measure about ½” smaller than your head circumference.
- The pattern includes 2 different sizes but also instructions on how to make it shorter or longer for a custom and unique fit.
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