Crochet Pattern: Baby Shells Ear-warmer HeadbandBy Erin Burger – 5 Comments
A cold weather accessory that is quickly becoming popular is the ear-warmer headband. This accessory is versatile and modern, is often used in place of a winter beanie and is very popular with runners. The pattern calls for three colors but have fun with this pattern and add more or less colors to suit your own taste. This headband would be great in Halloween colors with one of these Halloween Appliques sewn right on!
This pattern calls for sport weight cotton yarn to prevent the headband from stretching and to be easy to clean if used by a runner. You can use any weight or type of yarn for this pattern, just keep in mind your finished size will be different than the one listed in the pattern.
Finished Size: 20″ (50.8 cm) long and 3 1/4″ (8.26 cm) wide
Note: the size of the headband may be adjusted using the instructions within the pattern.
approx. 40 yards of Color A (black in photo), 30 yards of color B (pink in photo) and 30 yards of Color C (grey in photo) Sportweight Yarn
Crochet Hook E (3.50 mm)
Gauge: not important in this pattern
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Crochet Pattern: Baby Shells Ear-warmer Headband
Row 1: With Color A, ch 14, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across: 13 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (skip next sc, 5 sc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc) across, break off Color A: 19 sc
Row 3: Join Color B, ch 1, turn, 5 sc in first sc, (skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, 5 sc in next sc) across, break off Color B: 23 sc
Row 4: Join Color A, ch 1, turn, skip first 2 sc, (sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, 5 sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc) across, break off Color A: 19 sc
Row 5-44: Repeat Rows 3 and 2, alternating Colors C,A,B,A,C,A,B,A ending at Row 44 with Color A
Row 45-60 (or until headband has reached desired length): With Color A throughout rest of pattern, ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, (skip sc, sc in next 2 sc) across: 13 sc
Finishing: ch 1, turn, fold the headband in half with RS (See Right Side and Wrong Side in Crochet for more info.) held facing each other, join the two ends with an sl st in each ch/dc. Finish off.
Weave in all ends (yes, there are quite a few), make it pretty!
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