Do you guys remember my dilemma with the Angel Face Turban? If you don’t, you can read about it here. The knitting failure that was the Angel Face Turban left me wanting to try making a Rockabilly turban in crochet, I even had my stitch pattern all picked out. The problem was the yarn, in order to achieve the soft flowy drape from the Angel Face, I knew I had to go with a thin fingering weight or a lace weight yarn. No yarn was speaking to me. I was going to hold off making any crochet head pieces until a yarn sang, but I went to Joann’s (as you do) and I found this beauty, all alone in an abandoned corner.
It was love at first sight, and boy did the yarn sing. It wanted to be a crochet headband! Perfect for summer. The pattern was instantaneous, I was looking at the ties from the Angel Face Turban and boom, I just knew that I needed to start with a point and make a thin strip to tie and then the body of the headband would follow. I felt like a genius, of course, after looking for vintage headbands on the interwebs, I realized the idea was not so unique, Make and Do Crew has a pattern available with the same construction, just thinner yarn, and there were several others that used the same construction, just goes to show you how small the world really is.
Anyway, So I sat down with my hook and yarn and a vintage stitch dictionary and The Sunrise Summer Headband was born.
Wool and the Gang Cotton XL or similar yarn
Chain – ch
single crochet – sc
double crochet – dc
increase – inc
decrease – dec
We start crocheting at one point of the headband forming an arrow shape and continue crocheting until we decrease for the next arrow shape. Since we are crocheting in the direction in which crochet stretches we want our stitches to be a little bit tighter so that our headband does not stretch too much with use.
The headband measures 29.5″ in length and will fit an average sized head of 21.5″. If your head is smaller I would suggest using a smaller hook size than that recommended. If it is larger, I would recommend increasing the rows of the ties.
Row 1 – 1 sc in the second chain from the hook. Ch 1 turn.
Row 2 – 3 sc in the sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3 – sc2inc, sc, sc2inc Ch1, turn (5)
Row 4 – sc2inc, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, sc2inc. Ch 1, turn (7)
Row 5 and 6 – 1 sc in each stitch. Ch 1, turn (7)
Row 7 – sc2dec, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, sc2dec. Ch 1, turn (5)
Row 8 – sc2dec, sc, sc2dec. Ch1, turn (3)
Row 9 -16 – 1sc in each sc. (3) Remember to Ch1 and turn at the end of each row.
Row 17 – sc2inc, sc, sc2inc. Ch 1 turn. (5)
Row 18 – sc2inc, sc in the next 3 stitches, sc2inc. Ch1 turn (7)
Row 19 – sc2inc, sc in the next 5 stitches, sc2inc. Ch1, turn (9)
Row 20 – sc2inc, sc in the next 7 stitches, sc2inc. Ch1, turn (11)
Row 21 – 22 – 1 sc in each stitch. Ch 1 and turn (11).
Row 23 – Ch1 (with the ch 1 from the previous row we have a chain 2 which counts as the first dc). 1dc in next stitch, ch 2, skip 2, sc, ch3 skip 1 (row 22 is the only time we will skip 1 stitch before making the next stitch, all other rows it will be sc, ch3, sc in next stitch), sc in next stitch. Ch2, skip 2, 1dc in each stitch. Ch2, turn.
Row 24 – skip first stitch (ch 2 counts as the first dc) 1 dc, ch 1, skip ch space and sc, 4 dc in ch 3 space. Ch1, skip sc and chain space, 1 dc in last 2 stitches. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 25 – 1 dc, ch 2 (skip ch1 and 1 dc). 1 dc in the next 2 stitches, ch 2 (skip dc and ch1) 1 dc in last 2 stitches. Ch2 and turn.
Row 26 – 1 dc in each stitch across. (10)
Repeat rows 22 – 25 twice more.
Rows 35 – 37 repeat rows 23 to 25
Row 38 – 1 sc in each stitch across, making 1 sc in the middle of a set of dc’s. Ch1 and turn (11)
Row 39 – 1 sc in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn (11)
Row 40 – sc2dec, 1 sc in the next 7 sc, sc2dec. Ch1 and turn (9)
Row 41 – sc2dec, 1 sc in the next 5 stitches, sc2dec. Ch1 and turn (7)
Row 42 – sc2dec, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc2dec. Ch1 and turn (5)
Row 43 – sc2dec, 1 sc, sc2dec. Ch1 and turn (3)
Row 44 – 51 sc in each stitch across. (3)
Row 52 – sc2inc, sc, sc2inc Ch1, turn (5)
Row 53 – sc2inc, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, sc2inc. Ch 1, turn (7)
Row 54 and 55 – 1 sc in each stitch. Ch 1, turn (7)
Row 56 – sc2dec, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, sc2dec. Ch 1, turn (5)
Row 57 – sc2dec, sc, sc2dec. Ch1, turn (3)
Row 58 – sc3dec. Fasten off and weave in ends.
And there you have it guys, a simple, casual perfect for summer headband! Hope you guys enjoyed this pattern if you make it please tag me on Instagram!