Friday, April 14, 2006

Lacey the not so Lacey Headband

Original Design by Fiber Star – Samantha Stopple
http://ibrakeforyarnpatterns.blogspot.com
Copyright March 2006/October 2007
You are free to use this designs for your personal use. You may not sell this item. When you print off these patterns please include this copyright information.

I love the look of Bruge Lace, named after the town in Belgium famous for this lace style. I'm enamored by it’s intricate simplicity. I stomp my feet and cry because I am not patient enough to crochet with thread and what do I need with doilies anyway? Then it donned on me I have long hair! It gets hot here in Kansas. I will make a headband. I’ve been itching to try out some more things with Microspun yarn too. So Lacey the not to Lacey Headband was born.

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Lacey the not so Lacey Headband

Original Design by Fiber Star – Samantha Stopple
http://ibrakeforyarnpatterns.blogspot.com
Copyright March 2006
You are free to use this design for your personal use. When you print off these patterns please include this copyright information.

Materials:
You really could use any weight yarn you want all you need to do is add more or less rows to fit. Use the hook size recommended on the ballband as a place to start.

The headband above was made with the following materials.
H hook
Lion Brand Microspun Yarn
Needle to weave in ends

Notes:
Make one band then attach the second band as you go. I have provided both a written and a symbol diagram (see below.)

Begin first band:

Ch11
R1: skip 6 chains, dc in the 7th ch from the hook, then dc across (5 dc)
R2: Ch6. Turn. Dc in ea dc across

Repeat R2: 11 times more (small head) or 13 more times (medium /large head) or the size you think is best. Do not fasten off.

*You need to end on an odd numbered row. *

Beginning second band:

Ch15. Turn.

R1: Dc in the 7th ch from the hook, 4 more dc across

R2: Ch3, slip st over ch6 of the competed band, ch2, turn; dc in ea dc across (5 dc)

R3: Ch6. Turn; dc in ea dc (5dc )

Repeat R2 and R3 to mirror the first band. After the last R3 Ch4, sl st on top of the dc in the other band. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing Option A:
On each end do the following:

Join yarn at the top a dc at the beginning of a row and sc in same stitch, sc in ea dc, 4 sc in the ch4 space, sc in ea dc (14 sc). Dec at the beg of each row by skipping the first sc (do not ch1) until you get 3sc across.

Do not fasten off

Continue with tie options listed below: 3sc, chain tie or knitted I-cord.

Finishing Option B:

On each end do the following:

R1 Join yarn at the top a dc at the beginning of a row and sc in same stitch, sc in ea dc, 4 sc in the ch4 space, sc in ea dc, ch1, turn. (14 sc)

R2: sc in the first sc, (skip one sc, ch3, sc in the nxt sc) 3x, sc in the nxt sc, (skip one sc, ch3, sc in the nxt sc) 3x, ch1, turn. (6 ch3s)

R3: sc in the first ch3 space, (ch3, sc in the nxt ch3 space)5x, ch1, turn. (5 ch3s)

R4: sc in the first ch3 space, (ch3, sc in the nxt ch3 space)4x, ch1, turn. (4 ch3s)

R5: sc in the first ch3 space, (ch3, sc in the nxt ch3 space)3x, ch1, turn. (3 ch3s)

R6: sc in the first ch3 space, (ch3, sc in the nxt ch3 space)2x, ch1, turn. (2 ch3s)

R7: sc in the first ch3 space, ch3, sc in the nxt ch3 space, do not turn, keep that loop on the hook. (1 ch3)

Do not fasten off

Continue with tie options listed below: 3sc, chain tie or knitted I-cord.

Begin I-cord Tie:

With Option A
Still using the crochet hook CO 3 sts
Insert hook under the first sc, yo, and pull through the loop on the hook,
Insert hook under the nxt sc, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull the second loop on the hook, now you have 2 loops on the hook, repeat one more time for 3 loops
With Option B
Still using the crochet hook CO 3 sts
Insert hook under the ch3, yo, and pull through the loop on the hook,
Insert hook under the ch3, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull the second loop on the hook, now you have 2 loops on the hook, repeat one more time for 3 loops.

Now transfer the CO sts to your dpns

Start I-cord, knit to 10 inches or longer then Cast off. Weave in the ends.

Chain Tie:
When you have reached the last ch3 loop or 3sc then ch3 turn then dc in the last sc, then chain for the length desired. Weave in ends, into the bumps of the chain. With this method you may need to sew the woven end in place with a little bit of matching thread.

3sc Chain Tie:

With Option A
Sc across, ch1 turn - Repeat until 10inches or length desired.
On last row do not ch1

With Option B
Ch1, turn, 3sc into the last ch3 loop, Ch1 turn
sc across, ch1 turn - Repeat until 10inches or length desired.
On last row do not ch1

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bruge Lace Headband

This headband uses Option B with a knitted I-cord, size 3 crochet cotton, Size C hook

A symbol diagram which might make things a bit clearer:

Headband Diagrams

Headband Diagrams

7 comments:

Natasha said...

Hey there Samantha... Liked your work in general. Well done... I used this simple pattern of your headband and made a belt for myself in a couple of hours. Perfect with my favourite jeans. Try it out. thanks a lot...

Dani said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern. I found it when I was doing a search for 1960s-style headbands. They are supposed to be the "in" thing for spring and my girls love them. I can't wait to try this one out.

Laurah said...

Love this pattern! Very well written and easily modified. Thanks!

Joey said...

love the embroideredheadbandsthanks for this step by step. made my work easier!

catherine said...

Precious!!! Love this headband!!

Catherine from Dominican Republic

Horváth Emerencia said...

Love this pattern!Thank you!Emerencia.

TinkaCahoon said...

I am a beginner and my headband is cute but looks completely different from the picture.